Eminem is regarded as one of the legendary icons in the rap industry.
— Spike (@loudspike) August 31, 2018
And on Friday morning, Eminem released a surprise 13-track album called Kamikaze which sent social media into a frenzy not only because of it coming out of the blue, but because of its contents.
The 13-time Grammy-Award winner is known for his high-paced cadence, alien punchlines and controversial rhetoric as an MC.
With this album, he stepped right back into that ring, making disses to Lil Pump, Lil Yachty, Lil Xan, Machine Gun Kelly, Tyler, The Creator, Drake, Charlamagne tha God, DJ Akademiks, Joe Budden, Donald Trump, Mike Pence and the Grammy’s themselves.
Eminem had something to say to Drake too lmao pic.twitter.com/EW5rYC8USA
— Bart (@treitervlog) August 31, 2018
Just scroll and check if Eminem diss your favorite rappers because he did damn! ?
He took shoots at.
Machine Gun Kelly
Tyler, the Creator
— Kachi'm✨ (@roisauce) August 31, 2018
The list is long and with this long list, came a mixture of good and bad reviews simply because; Eminem walks a tightrope of crossing a line to make a point.
.@Eminem is being called out for homophobic diss about rapper @TylerTheCreator on song “Fall” from his new album #Kamikaze. Although the F-word was censored, many are offended by its use. pic.twitter.com/7juBy9YOKQ
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) August 31, 2018
For example, Eminem’s bars, which many found homophobic towards Tyler, The Creator.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) August 31, 2018
Or the facts that Eminem revealed in his song “The Ringer” that the secret service paid him a visit for his 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher.
"Fam, Scorpion and Astroworld are the best rap albums this year"
— Subtitled in Sarcasm ? (@The_Zugzwang) August 31, 2018
But he didn’t receive all questionable or negative reviews.
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
— Dashing (@dashing_iam) August 31, 2018
NBA superstar LeBron James led the cast of fans who stan for the album and the MC’s lyrical prowess.
18 years after appearing in Eminem’s video for the “The Real Slim Shady,” I just found out he gave me a shoutout in the title track of his new album #Kamikaze
Mama’s still got it...?? pic.twitter.com/abSgilFmy7
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 31, 2018
— Big Boy (@BigBoy) August 31, 2018
But the random pop up of this album provided debate upon Eminem’s talent as an artist versus today’s current generation of rappers as well.
Eminem went full Thanos mode on his new album ?
— Moe (@MoeAlayan) August 31, 2018
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
And here's Brendan from Long Island chiming in as an authority on rap fandom. There will be no Eminem slander on Geoff from San Francisco and Brendan from Long Island's watch. This shit is serious business. https://t.co/cJOyLffVVn
— Beyonce has an uncle named Larry Beyince. Bruh.... (@DragonflyJonez) August 31, 2018
Ok let’s settle this!
Which rapper is the GOAT ?
— Malik Ofori (@malikofori) August 31, 2018
But it seems as though this album created a cosmic boom of sorts with many people split, but nonetheless, a firestorm was formed with its release.