- Eminem surprise-released his tenth studio album, “Kamikaze,” on Thursday night, and listeners are mixed on it from early online reactions.
- On the album, the 45-year-old rapper disses President Trump, Drake, music critics, and a host of young rappers.
Eminem surprise-released his tenth studio album, “Kamikaze,” late Thursday night, and early reactions from social media users and critics range from highly positive to negative.
On the album, the 45-year-old rapper disses President Trump, Drake, music critics, and a host of young rappers, over a group of beats that largely echo the trap-influenced sound of recent rap.
Eminem tweeted out the release of “Kamikaze” on Thursday night with a caption that read, “Tried not 2 overthink this 1… enjoy,” followed by a middle finger emoji.
Most Eminem fans were quick to jump on the album as a return to form for the rapper, following the release of his critically panned 2017 album “Revival.”
Goddamn Eminem, Kamikaze shows he still got it. Way better than Revival. Slim Shady is still great.
— Lirik (@LIRIK) August 31, 2018
It's okay to admit that the Eminem album is good. No one will judge you.
— Navjosh (@Navjosh) August 31, 2018
Eminem – Kamikaze Album is one of the best response albums ever! Not entirely dissing, but coming back at everyone that trashed him over the past couple years for his work!
JOB WELL FREAKING DONE
— Shane Strickland (@StricklandShane) August 31, 2018
One critic at Forbes and others on social media were less positive about the project, taking him to task for using homophobic slurs and for the general quality of the music.
My god. Someone please help Eminem with his hooks. PLEASE.
— Luke James (@lukejamesbgn) August 31, 2018
Eminem shows (again) on #kamikaze that he is a piece that just doesn't fit into the modern rap puzzle. Ironically, that's what the album is about, but he's not so much acknowledging that but fighting against it with some cringeworthy results.
— Travis Clark (@TravClark2) August 31, 2018
Eminem 2017: "I AM NOW A STRONG ADVOCATE OF HUMAN RIGHTS"
Eminem 2018: Uses homophobia to attack Tyler The Creator because he criticised Eminem once.
Hmmm… Aside from the obvious, it's also lazy writing from a bored millionaire who clearly can't take criticism.
— Sir Thorney (@SirThorney) August 31, 2018
Listen to the album below: