When Eminem released a surprise album last week, the rap game was officially put on notice. Calling out dozens of rappers on Kamikaze, many of the headlines surrounding the Detroit artist were about his new rivals. Lil Pump, Lil Xan, Machine Gun Kelly, Joe Budden, and others saw the ire of Slim Shady and while he may have taken somewhat of an L with his last album, Eminem is officially back on track. Many are offering rave reviews for the new album (ours is almost in!) and one of the main reasons for people's satisfaction is because of the energy he brings on tracks like "Lucky You" with Joyner Lucas.
Em easily could have taken things slowly on his new project, calling in a few verses and dropping a mediocre project. Instead, he went for some of the rapid-fire approaches filled with lyrical prowess and clever wordplay that we were hungry for. Of course, Em has been in the game for decades and while it was simple for him to call out a few mumble rappers elsewhere, he critiqued the state of the genre alongside one of the most lyrically skilled cats out today, Joyner Lucas.
In his attack of new-age rappers, he uses their own techniques, mainly the triplet flow, as he gets a lot off of his chest. Clearly, this record has been waiting to come out for a minute and we're happy it finally did. Where does it rank for you in terms of the remainder of the tracklist?
'Cause even if I gotta end up eatin' a pill again
Even ketamine or methamphetamine with the minithin
It better be at least 70 to 300 milligram
And I might as well 'cause I'ma end up bein' a villain again
Levels to this shit, I got an elevator
You could never say to me I'm not a fuckin' record breaker
I sound like a broken record every time I break a record
Nobody could ever take away the legacy, I made a navigator