No album roll out or singles, just a surprise. That’s what Eminem did on Thursday night (Aug. 30), when he dropped off an album outta nowhere called Kamikaze.
The new album follows Em’s December release, Revival, and is a response to criticism he received for the project.
“Everybody’s been telling me what they think about me for the last few months,” he raps on the title track. “Maybe it’s time I tell them what I think about them.”
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) August 31, 2018
As you can see the cover art pays homage to the Beastie Boys’ 1986 classic, Licensed to Ill. It is executive produced by Dr. Dre and Eminem himself, and features 13 new tracks. Guests include Royce Da 5’9, Joyner Lucas, and two appearances from Jessie Reyez, as well as “Venom,” the theme song from the upcoming Marvel movie.
“I feel like I want to punch the world in the f*cking face right now,” Em raps on the opening track “The Ringer”, where he calls out Lil Yachty (“I can see why people like Lil Yachty, but not me, though”). He later takes shots at Auto-Tune rappers.
Stream Eminem’s Kamikaze below.