Eminem’s Surprise Album ‘Kamikaze’ Targets Trump, The Grammys, and The Press
The ‘OG’ (Original Gangster) of rap just surprise released his latest album ‘Kamikaze’ Thursday (30 August) night. The album cover featured the rear end of a fighter plane with the marker “FU-2”, and is a 13-song LP. In the album, the rapper attacks Trump, the Grammys, and the press, and also includes a track from the ‘Venom’ movie soundtrack.
It’s practically common knowledge that Eminem is not a rapper to mess with, and he has never been afraid to go on the offence, speaking hard about politics, name-dropping personalities who have wronged him, and more. He’s made several enemies, but he’s always had the upper hand.
This album was executive-produced by Eminem and his longtime business associate Dr. Dre. Two of the tracks––the ones with the “skit” label––are voicemails between Eminem and his manager Paul Rosenberg. Rosenberg is heard asking Eminem: “Are you really going just to deride everybody who, you don’t like what they have to say about you or the stuff you’re working on? I don’t know if that’s really a great idea, it’s like what’s next, ‘Kamikaze 2,’ the album where you reply to everybody who didn’t like the album that you made replying to everybody that didn’t like the previous album? It’s a slippery slope, I don’t know if it’s really a good idea.”
He calls out President Donald Trump (this was definitely expected, as he did so quite a lot on his previous album ‘Revival’) and Vice President Mike Pence. He also calls out the Grammy Awards and the press which he claims “panned Revival”. His previous album possessed a strong protesting tone, which embodies the rapper’s rebellious nature. He took to his own Twitter to announce the release the album, and he told his audience that he tried “not to overthink this one”.