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Eminems Kamikaze lyrics and meaning as new diss album drops

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Eminem attends the rag & bone X Eminem London Pop-Up Opening on July 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Rag & Bone)
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Eminem dropped his new album Kamikaze last week and it was all a bit of a surprise.

And now fans have had the weekend to listen to it over and over again, some are keen to delve a little deeper into the 45-year-old rappers music.

The main things fans seem to want to know is what the meaning is behind Kamikaze and what the lyrics are.

It seems Kamikaze is all about Eminems – whose real name is Marshall Mathers III – comeback after his 2017 disc Revival, which was panned by critics.

But now Eminem is back and hes bigger and better than before.

The name is derived from the Japanese aircraft used in the Second World War that were loaded with explosives and dropping on their targets in a deliberate suicidal crash. The word is also commonly used as an adjective to describe someone who is reckless or self-destructs.

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The albums title track has certainly garnered a few headlines since its release, being referred to as the diss track.

On the record, Eminem takes digs at President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, Lil Yachty, the Grammy Awards, and the press in general, who he lashes out at for the bad reviews of Revival.

Another track on the album called Fall, which features Justin Vernon, has seen Eminem accused of using a homophobic slur against Tyler, The Creator.

The song hears the 45-year-old rap: Tyler create nothing, I see why you called yourself a f****t, bitch / its not just cause you lack attention / its cause you worship D12s balls, youre sacrilegious.

Tyler, 27, has been heavily criticised himself for his use of homophobic slurs in his music, but lyrics on his 2017 album Flower Boy suggested that he was coming out as gay.

Eminem has denied being homophobic in the past, telling Rolling Stone in 2013: I dont know how to say this without saying it how Ive said it a million times… But those kind of words, when I came up battle-rappin or whatever, I never really equated those words [with being gay].

It was more like calling someone a bitch or a punk or asshole… I poke fun at other people, myself. But the real me sitting here right now talking to you has no issues with gay, straight, transgender, at all.

Kamikaze lyrics

[Intro]
Okay, how do I say this? (fack, fack, fack)
Last year didnt work out so well for me
(fack, fack, fack) (fack last year)
2018, well (fack, fack)

[Verse 1]
Yeah, Im a fuckin kamikaze crashin into everything
You beat me, Islamic Nazi, that means there is no such thing
Ive been goin for your jugular since Craig G “Duck Alert”
Wedgie in my underwear, the whole bed sheet and the comforter
Stuck up in my rectal crack, kiss my disrespectful ass
Ill ride through your cul-de-sac
Window cracked, bumpin your reference tracks
You collaborative effort rap, I have never said his raps
Overstayed my welcome, stepped in crap
And ruined your welcome mat
So spit that shit from the heart, you didnt write like you wrote it
While I teabag the microphone cause I go nuts on it
Like a fighter jet lined with explosives thatll strike any moment
Headed right at opponents and Im the fuckin pilot that flown it
Im bout to—

[Chorus]
Smash into everyone, crash into everything
Back and Ive just begun, “FACK” 2017
Fack, fack on everyone
Fack, fack on everyone
Fack, fack on everyone
Im a Kamikaze, gonna
Smash into everyone, crash like an F-15
Damage already done, yall shoulda let me be
Fack, fack on everyone
Fack, fack on everyone
Fack, fack on everyone
Im a Kamikaze, gonna

[Verse 2]
I turned to rap cause it made me feel tough when I wasnt (wasnt)
From the moment I heard rap was cussin, I was in (was in)
Which is why I identify with the guy
Who I was invented by, Dres Frankenstein
Energized like a nine volt, ice cold
Like Snake Eyes, twice in a row on a dice roll
But if the only reason I blowed is cause Im white though
Why dont every other white rapper sell what I sold? (ooh)
Kamikaze pilot, I wrote my suicide note
Here come the guys in white coats tryin to stop me
Fore I jump behind the controls and try to fly into foes
Cause Im takin yall with me when I go cyclone
I dont think this typhoons lettin up any time soon, here I go
Eyes closed, blindfolded, Im bout to—

[Chorus]
Smash into everyone, crash into everything
Back and Ive just begun, “FACK” 2017
Fack, fack on everyone
Fack, fack on everyone
Fack, fack on everyone
Im a Kamikaze, gonna
Smash into everyone, crash like an F-15
Damage already done, yall shouldve let me be
Fack, fack on everyone
Fack, fack on everyone
Fack, fack on everyone
Im a Kamikaze, gonna

[Bridge]
Smash
Kamikaze, kamikaze
Kamikaze, kamikaze, kami-kamikaze
Look at what Ive done

[Verse 3]
I heard your freestyle on Shade 45, that shit was embarrassing
There is no way we ever air that shit again, I guarantee
That way that shit was so ass its somethin we wouldnt dare re-air
The shits embarrassing as me rear-ending Tara Reid bare
In my therapy chair, my dick is the hair length of Cher
Each nut is the chair width of an acorn, stairlift beware of me
Lyrically Im terrible, better get your lyrics prepared
Richard Ramirez is here, serial killin every beat there is

[Outro]
Wait, wait, got the eeriest feelin
Somethin evil is lurkin, Im no conspiracy theorist
But somethin here is afoot—oh yeah, its my dick
Get the measurin stick (what?), twelve inches of wood
Wait, but Ive been goin for your jugular since Craig G “Duck Alert”
And Ive come to pay respects
Cause if you sleep youre fucked—other words
You get laid to rest and I hope your butt is hurt
Put me on a track, I go cray on it like a color book
You got some views, but youre still below me
Mine are higher, so when you compare our views, you get overlooked
And I dont say the hook unless I wrote the hook
And now Im just freestylin in the vocal booth
And you know Ive always spoke the truth
You lyin through your teeth so much you broke a tooth
And it aint somethin I need a phone to do
When I say I cant wait til I get ahold of you
And I dont know what Im sposed to do
Line up the rappers, take my pic like a photo shoot

So where can you listen and download the album?

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His 10th album is on download and streaming services, including Spotify and Apple Music, now.

You can listen to it here:

The 45-year-old tweeted: Tried not 2 overthink this 1… enjoy. ? #KAMIKAZE Out Now, sharing the cover art for Kamikaze.

The album – complete with the standard parental advisory sticker – sees the tail end of a kamikaze jet reading FU-2, while the back of the album sees the pilot flipping the bird, with the nose of the plane, designed to look like a shark, is crashing and on fire.

Kamikaze is 13 tracks long, with two of the songs being recordings of voicemails between Eminem and his manager Paul Rosenberg.

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One recording, clocking in at under one minute, hears Rosenberg ask Eminem about his new album: Are you really going just to deride everybody who, you dont like what they have to say about you or the stuff youre working on? I dont know if thats really a great idea, its like whats next, Kamikaze 2, the album where you reply to everybody who didnt like the album that you made replying to everybody that didnt like the previous album? Its a slippery slope, I dont know if its really a good idea.

The album concludes with the song Venom – which features on the soundtrack of the upcoming Tom Hardy movie.

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Kamikaze was executive produced by Dr Dre and features contributions from Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver), Royce Da 59”, Joyner Lucas and Jessie Reyez, while Kendrick Lamar is credited due to a sample of Humble being used.

Eminem Kamikaze tracklist

The Ringer
Greatest
Lucky You (feat. Joyner Lucas)
Paul – Skit
Normal
Em Calls Paul – Skit
Stepping Stone
Not Alike (feat. Royce Da 59′)
Fall
Kamikaze
Nice Guy (feat. Jessie Reyez)
Good Guy (feat. Jessie Reyez)
Venom – Music from the Motion Picture

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