This is not a drill: Eminem dropped a surprise album overnight and fans can’t handle the news — or the lyrics on “Kamikaze.” Imagine how the emcees Slim Shady calls out across 13 tracks must feel about this angry response to the unfavorable reception of Marshall Mathers’ previous release “Revival”?
Pretty much no one is safe on this one — and that danger zone extends beyond his fellow rappers and all the way to Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump, among plenty of other on-wax victims.
Below are some of the choice Twitter reactions to “Kamikaze” (that are clean enough for us to share). The album is currently for sale on iTunes for $9.99.
Our readers can listen to Track No. 3, “Lucky You” (feat. Joyner Lucas) by clicking “Play” above. We’ve got another new song for you at the bottom of this post.
What artist you know that drops an album without saying a word about it and its #1 trending in less than 30 mins? ???? @eminem is a rap god
— Lance Stewart (@Lance210) August 31, 2018
You lot must of pissed off Eminem lol! This new album is brutal, so mic checked on this! Lyrically another level. So many clever references and just reminding ya'll about mans legacy and achievements! #GOAT
— Faris Khalil (@FariisKhalil) August 31, 2018
one listen in and whoooo this eminem slaps.
— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) August 31, 2018
— crazeysenorita (@vickkeybeeh) August 31, 2018
I am shooketh @Eminem
— Joana Hernandez (@Joanaxo_) August 31, 2018
— Akshy (@MajesticOreoXo) August 31, 2018
Eminem: …if you ain't Kendrick or Cole or Sean then you're a goner. #Kamikaze
Kendrick, Cole and Sean: pic.twitter.com/8hVYqvD6ZX
— Chibuzo 'KingAbsolute' Anthony (@KingAbsoIute) August 31, 2018
Nobody wants to come at Eminem cause it’s the rap equivalent of euthanizing a dog you grew up with
— Human (@DomMcLennon) August 31, 2018
Yeah sex is good but have you ever listened to a surprise album from @Eminem on the Friday before a 3 day weekend?
— Ryan Wilson (@Ryanowilson) August 31, 2018
— Daniel-Jack Dixon (@DJDixon90) August 31, 2018
— Dashing (@dashing_iam) August 31, 2018
Eminem is your favourite rappers favourite rapper.
— Kristian Sturt (@FootieWriter) August 31, 2018
Wait Eminem dropped an album wtfffff
— ???? Mel – 74 DAYS TIL FO76 (@VoLt_Prophet) August 31, 2018
Ok Eminem snapped
— juandíssimo magnífico???? (@steftodef) August 31, 2018
"All I know is I wrote every single word of everything I ever murdered
Time to separate the sheep from goats
And I got no faith in your writers, I don't believe in ghosts."
Thank you Eminem.
— Navjosh (@Navjosh) August 31, 2018
I dare Drake to retaliate to Eminem. His career will be buried.
— Theo The Ninja™ (@Yung_TheoLogySA) August 31, 2018
If you say this new Eminem album is anything but ???????????? you’re wrong
— Dylan Mays (@DylanMaysMMA) August 31, 2018
Here’s what Eminem posted on his own Twitter page:
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) August 31, 2018
Yes, that cover art is an homage to fellow white rapper the Beastie Boys’ 1986 release, “Licensed to Ill.” See that one here:
Finally, here is that second track we promised: