Eminem -Kamikaze reviews
The Lowdown: Eminem is angry on tenth studio album Kamikaze. There’s a variety of different reasons why the rapper could be upset. Last December’s Revival flopped. And, quite honestly, almost everything the Detroit MC has released since his 2010 album, Recovery, hasn’t been that enjoyable. On Kamikaze, Eminem resurrects the style and flow that once lured in all of the die-hard fans that classify him as one of the greatest of all time. Throughout the record’s 13 tracks, the legendary rapper tells everyone how he’s the greatest and verbally attacks anyone he doesn’t like or who’s had negative things to say about him or, in some cases, his daughter Hailie.
The Good: On aggressive opening track “The Ringer”, Em starts off by declaring himself as the perfectionist that makes no mistakes. Then, he immediately goes into his headline-grabbing, derogatory comments towards pretty much everyone in the music industry. And the truth is he works better in attack mode. It was refreshing to hear Em ignite his rap beef with Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly on “Not Alike”. Eminem also bounces back with more of his political stances. On the title track, Em refers to Donald Trump as “this evil serpent” and later calls him “Agent Orange”. There’s even a reference to Mike Pence’s meme status as the God of Thunder. To this point, it’s pretty clear how much Eminem isn’t comfortable with the modern-day world, which includes President Trump and today’s rap industry.
The Kamikaze album cover replicates the Beastie Boys’ 1986 LP, Licensed to Ill, only with the fighter plane’s tail initialed “FU-2.” It’s kind of a cool tribute.