Many of the songs on the 13-track project focus on his distaste for the current state of the rap game, as he feels lyricism has taken a backseat to “mumble rap”.
But Slim Shady also addresses critics who blasted his 2017 effort, Revival. Rappers Joe Budden, Lord Jamar and Tyler, the Creator – who all loudly bashed the project – received Em’s lyrical wrath on “Fall.” Elsewhere on Kamikaze, the Detroit spitfire takes aim at Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Yachty and other current rappers.
But this isn’t the first time Eminem has given a rap peer a lyrical smackdown. In fact, Slim Shady has a long history of battling other rappers. In the past, Em has engaged in lyrical warfare with Everlast, Ja Rule, Vanilla Ice, Benzino, and Limp Bizkit among others.
We’re taking a look back at some of Eminem’s legendary and not so legendary rap feuds. One thing’s for sure—when Slim Shady attacks, he goes for broke.