Dropping an album with no prior indication that you’re about to do is nothing new in the music industry, but when Eminem does it, people listen.
Undoubtedly still one of the biggest and most influential names in the music industry the controversial rapper dropped Kamikaze at midnight and sent fans into meltdown.
It comes only a year after Eminem released Revival last year and features ‘Venom’ which will feature on the soundtrack for the upcoming Marvel film.
Early feedback compares the new record to an era when the rapper was arguably in his prime.
@Royceda59 bro. No lie. This is 2003 Eminem! This shit is insane.
— GILL GRAFF (@GillGraff) August 31, 2018
Eminem also seemingly paid tribute to the Beastie Boys with his album cover, replicating their iconic License to Ill artwork.
Eminem honors the Beastie Boys. His new “Kamikaze” album cover is an ode to the group’s classic album, “Licensed to Ill,” which dropped in 1986. It also contained 13 songs and hidden messages in the text. pic.twitter.com/87rI8VRRd9
— Andrés Tardio ✍🏽 📷 (@AndresWrites) August 31, 2018
There’s a number of impressive writing credits on the record too, with Kendrick Lamar, Bon Iver and Little Dragon and was executive produced by Dr Dre.
Kamikaze is available to stream now.