Eminem Drops Surprise New Album Kamikaze and It’s Crazy Good
After a very lukewarm 2017 after the highly criticized release of ‘Revival’, rap powerhouse Eminem drops ‘Kamikaze’, a surprise album. In today’s single oriented music industry it’s very rare to listen to a new release straight through without skipping at least one or two tracks due to boredom. Eminem’s unexpected new release Kamikaze doesn’t leave fans with that problem. While Revival struck a nerve, Kamikaze strikes gold. This is the Eminem album fans expected from the rap legend, as he delivers spitfire, machine gun style bars that hold the listeners attention every second of the project.
There is no warm up as the album opener ‘The Ringer’ gives us Em in Slim Shady mode front and center as he addresses anyone and everyone in his path in true kamikaze fashion. With only thre featured artists on the project, first we hear a banger from Em and the buzz-worthy Joyner Lucas as they team up for ‘Lucky You’. Towards the middle of the project Em teams up with long time collaborator and fellow Detroit native, Royce Da 5’9 for ‘Not Alike’ an interesting but familiar track that explains why there is no comparison to Eminem and the popular rappers of today. Nearing the end of the project Eminem takes things in a heartfelt direction with the help of the unique vocals of Jessie Reyez on ‘Nice Guy’ and ‘Good Guy’. Wrapping up the project is ‘Venom’ from the Marvel film of the same name.
Throughout ‘Kamikaze’ Eminem responds to critics of his last release, the new generation of rappers, the media, and political figures, and spares no one in between. Part of me is left with the sense that Em wanted to rock us to sleep and set the trap with Revival, just to bait us into discussion and blow our minds with ‘Kamikaze’. Whatever the case is he has made it clear he hasn’t missed a step, and gives us a strong reminder that he’s still got it.
Check out the ‘Kamikaze’ in full below: