Eminem Drops New Album ‘Kamikaze’ Without Warning

Deanna Kelley
August 31, 2018

Eminem surprised fans at midnight Thursday night by quietly dropping his new album Kamikaze, the rapper's second full-length studio album in just eight months.

Twitter was buzzing with chat about the album, but it turns out that the album artwork actually features some secrets in the shape of hidden words.

The opening track, "The Ringer", sets the tone of the 13-track album, as an angry Slim Shady declares, "I feel like I wanna punch the world in the f***ing face right now".

Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, also made headlines in October 2017, when he excoriated Trump in a freestyle rap that has been viewed more than 46 million times on YouTube.

Dr. Dre and Eminem are listed as co-executive producers, while Kendrick Lamar and Justin Vernon also have credits. Former friend and Slaughterhouse member Joe Budden gets sniped at on "Fall" in retaliation for a harsh review of Revival single "Untouchable" late previous year.

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The singer previously also came under fire for homophobic lyrics in his 2013 single "Rap God". Rosenberg asks Eminem. "I don't know if that's really a great idea". "If it offends you, it offends you", he said.

One of his most savage disses comes on the track "Fall" and is aimed at Tyler the Creator, who has been vocal about how much he dislikes Em's new music.

In 2015 he turned his fire on Caitlyn Jenner, rapping: "I invented prick, and that's a true statement, I see the bitch in you, Caitlyn / I keep the pistol tucked like Bruce Jenner's dick".

He said: "I think if two people love each other, then what the hell?"

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