Eminem is back and he is taking no prisoners.
On August 31, the rapper dropped a new album, Kamikaze,’ just months after his critically underwhelming record ‘Revival’ was unveiled.
The album was executive-produced by longtime collaborator Dr Dre and some of the songs sample the works of Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, and L.L. Cool J.
Running to 13 songs and 45 minutes playing time, the Eminem’s latest features guest slots from Jessie Reyes (twice), Joyner Lucas, Royce Da 5’9” and his manager, Paul Rosenberg.
The cover art pays homage to the Beastie Boys’ 1986 album Licensed to Ill, while the album is a response to those who criticized his relevance following his previous album, December’s Revival.
The album notes on Apple Music tease, “Shady punches back, and he’s naming names.”
The Detroit rapper takes aim at a number of people and topics on the release, including President Donald Trump, the Grammy Awards, and new-school rappers such as Lil Pump, and Lil Yachty.
Also addressed is the death of his former D12 bandmate Proof, the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and Em makes sure to attack the media for their poor reviews of Revival.
Unlike his last album, the rapper stays away from high-profile collaboration, such as Beyonce and Ed Sheeran, and instead aims to return to his snappy and intense earlier sound.
It’s available to listen to now on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, iTunes and other digital providers.