With absolutely zero warning, Eminem decided to shake things up on Friday (Aug. 31) at midnight by releasing a surprise album called Kamikaze, his second project in less than a year.
Executive produced by Dr. Dre and Em, Kamikaze features guest appearances from Royce Da 5’9″, Joyner Lucas, Jessie Reyez.
The 13-song LP is a follow-up to Revival and is apparently a response those who were critical of his relevance following Revival’s release in December 2017.
“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.”
On the album’s opening track “The Ringer,” Em says he feels like he wants to “punch the world in the f***ing face right now,” and he also takes jabs at Lil Yachty, Lil Pump, Lil Xan, Machine Gun Kelly, Tyler the Creator, Joe Budden and more.
#Kamikaze is taking shots at everybody:
Machine Gun Kelly
Tyler, The Creator
Charlamagne tha God
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— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) August 31, 2018
“Tried not 2 overthink this…enjoy,” Em tweeted just after midnight.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) August 31, 2018
Kamikaze is available on all major streaming platforms, including TIDAL, Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon Music.
Physical copies of Kamikaze—available as a CD, red cassette, or on red camo vinyl—can be purchased via Eminem’s official website and will ship in the coming weeks.
Check out the tracklist below and keep scrolling to take a listen:
Kamikaze Track List
1. “The Ringer”
3. “Lucky You” featuring Joyce Lucas
4. “Paul – Skit”
6. “Em Calls Paul – Skit”
7. “Stepping Stone”
8. “Not Alike” featuring Royce 5’9?
11. “Nice Guy” featuring Jessie Reyez
12. “Good Guy” featuring Jessie Reyez
13. “Venom” from the Motion Picture