If you haven't heard by now, you must be living under a rock, but Eminem came out of nowhere yesterday and released a surprise album called Kamikaze. Executive produced by Dr Dre, the 13-track project finds the Detroit veteran responding to criticism he received for last year’s Revival album and calling out several artists & industry heads throughout the album, including MGK, Lil Pump, Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, Lil Wayne, Tyler The Creator and more.
While we’ve already highlighted a couple standout cuts from the project like the title track “Kamikaze” & “Not Alike,” another record that’s been making waves since its release is the intro track “The Ringer.”
Over production from Ronny J & IllaDaProducer, Em criticizes the current state of hip-hop, calling out artists like Lil Pump & Lil Xan for copying Lil Wayne. “Lil Pump, Lil Xan imitate Lil Wayne/ I should aim at everybody in the game, pick a name,” he spits. Elsewhere on the record, Em references Lil Yachty and has words for Charlamagne Tha God, saying he’s going hate on him no matter what he says. “So finger-bang, Pootie Tang, Burger King/ Gucci Gang, dookie, dang/ Charlamagne gonna hate anyway, doesn't matter what I say/ Give me Donkey of the Day,” he spits.
Take a listen to the lethal 5-minute lyrical onslaught and sound off in the comments. Record/ project available now on iTunes.
I'm fed up with bein' humble
And rumor is I'm hungry, I'm sure you heard bumblings
I heard you wanna rumble like an empty stomach
I heard your mumblin', but it's jumbled in mumbo-jumbo
The era that I'm from will pummel you, that's what it's comin' to
What the fuck you're gonna do? Who are you runnin' to?
I'm gonna crumble you and I'll take a number two
And dump on you, if you ain't Joyner
If you ain't Kendrick or Cole or Sean then you're a goner
I'm 'bout to bring it to anyone in this bitch who want it
I guess when you walk into BK you expect a Whopper
You can order a Quarter Pounder when you go to McDonald's
But if you're lookin' to get a porterhouse you better go get Revival