Hometown hip-hop star Eminem has dropped a new 13-track album at an unexpected time, titled “Kamikaze.” In it, he takes no prisoners, with verbal shots at Charlamagne Tha God, Harvey Weinstein; Tyler, the Creator; Lil Pump; Machine Gun Kelly and Donald Trump.
It includes collaborators like Joyner Lucas, Jessie Reyez, Royce da 5’9, and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon.
The album art honors the Beastie Boys’ “Licensed to Ill,” depicting the tail of a jet plane in a similar art style.
“Kamikaze” received immediate reaction on Twitter, including praise from LeBron James who called the album “fire.”
Now if y’all think this @Eminem “Kamikaze” album isn’t 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 you’re just hating and incompetent of lyrics/cadence/breakdown of his raps. Oh and he putting quite a few in a body bag too 💀! 😂 😂
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 31, 2018
Critical reaction has been generally positive except for Forbes.com, which calls the album “a fitting end to a summer of underwhelming releases.”
Because we all read Forbes for the album reviews.