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  • Summary: The surprise release from the Detroit rapper features guest appearances from Joyner Lucas, Jessie Reyez, Royce 5'9", and Def Jam Records president Paul Rosenberg.
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A.D.D. Life
Here we go again I don't know where to begin I'm out the door of the scene and I gotta go back in I need a life that I can plug in a wall A one... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Sep 5, 2018
    80
    While some may feel the clap-back approach reeks of bitterness, there's no denying how skillfully Em runs through these six minutes of lyrical acrobatics. He keeps listeners more attentive than he has in quite some time with an abrasive attitude that was missing from Revival.
  2. Aug 31, 2018
    80
    At a time when hip hop has become the default music of choice for the masses, it’s a reminder of the genre’s subserve roots--and evidence that, deep into middle age, Slim Shady’s power to shock, offend and amuse endures.
  3. Sep 4, 2018
    75
    Eminem was really rapping across an entire LP again (something I’d never say elsewhere: Rihanna is not missed), stans were going to like it too much, while his inflammatory remark is sure to prevent most any of the unconverted from being able to engage with the music itself.
  4. Aug 31, 2018
    60
    Kamikaze is a variable, flawed album. The hooks are nothing special. ... When it’s on fire, however, it really crackles, blazing considerably brighter than any Eminem album for some time.
  5. Sep 10, 2018
    60
    Kamikaze finds Marshall Mathers revelling in his Slim Shady rabid underdog role, fulminating at critics, boggling at Lil Yachty, and sneering at the Migos flow on Not Alike. How riveting all this finger-wagging is probably depends upon your birth date.
  6. Sep 6, 2018
    50
    While Eminem’s verbal dexterity has remained intact, his shortcomings have grown more glaring with the passage of time. When he isn’t unleashing his id, he has, at times, veered toward power-ballad treacle.
  7. Sep 6, 2018
    40
    His skill is still intact, but his music lacks its former inspiration, and he only digs a deeper hole for himself by taking aim at the youth.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 202
  1. Aug 31, 2018
    10
    Lyrics are as always the best in the game. I'm suprised by its release, sure I'm not the only one.
  2. Aug 31, 2018
    10
    For an album with only 11 real songs and 7 of them being absolute Bops, I don't see how so many people can be hating on it. yall gotten tooFor an album with only 11 real songs and 7 of them being absolute Bops, I don't see how so many people can be hating on it. yall gotten too used to mumble rap. would be a 10 without good guy and nice guy (both are trash in my opinion)
    This is some absolute heat especially after revival.
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  3. Sep 8, 2018
    10
    This is easily one of his best albums in years. Eminem produces his best lyrics when his back is against the wall. This kind of reminds me ofThis is easily one of his best albums in years. Eminem produces his best lyrics when his back is against the wall. This kind of reminds me of The Slim Shady LP and The Marshall Mathers LP. It’s so sad that critics in 2018 don’t know what real hip hop is. This album is amazing!! Expand
  4. Aug 31, 2018
    10
    Ótima maneira de retornar ao jogo após desapontar com Revival. Kamikaze tá fantástico!
  5. Sep 3, 2018
    9
    Some great tracks coming from one of the best rappers ever. Some really catching songs with incredible rhymes.
  6. Aug 31, 2018
    8
    As a fan, I'd say it's his best work since Relapse. In terms of lyricism and production it's not quite on the same level as his first 3As a fan, I'd say it's his best work since Relapse. In terms of lyricism and production it's not quite on the same level as his first 3 albums, but definitely makes a change from the generic breakup themes (although some tracks still include a hint of this) and rock rap samples from Revival, MMLP2 and Recovery. Still has the same few tracks that lower the standard of the rest of the album, Nice Guy is a good example of this. However, The Ringer, Greatest, Stepping Stone and Venom are the most enjoyable songs I've heard from him in a while. Was also nice to see a return of the Paul Rosenburg skits. If this turns out to be his last album, which is expected, then I'm glad he went out with what we know Eminem best for - speaking his mind and showing little mercy for his critics, instead of a sub par output with Revival. Expand
  7. Nov 4, 2018
    0
    What album were those people who gave it a negative score? Kamikaze is really good, it sounds more like The Eminem Show Eminem, which is hisWhat album were those people who gave it a negative score? Kamikaze is really good, it sounds more like The Eminem Show Eminem, which is his best album in my opinion. He sounds a lot different than he did in his first album(s) where he rapped in a higher pitched voice. I like his deeper "angry" rap style of late. The diss he put down of Machine Gun Kelly in Not Alike is insane. As with a lot of things he does in his raps he's the only rapper who could do what he does and other rappers know it. Expand

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