Eminem’s latest lyrical offering, known as “Kamikaze,” has shaken up the music world, and it’s not just because the album is selling well and breaking records. Numerous tracks on the album feature Eminem, whose birth name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, calling out a variety of well-known personalities, including fellow rappers.
Charlamagne Tha God, whose birth name is Lenard Larry McKelvey, is among the musical artists Eminem goes after in his newest album.
For those who may have forgotten, Charlamagne was critical of Eminem’s 2017 album “Revival.”
A video posted on YouTube by the channel “DJ Mask OFF” features Charlamagne commenting on some of the signature tracks of the 2017 album. In the video, Charlamagne can be heard describing the song Eminem performs with Beyonce, known as “Walk on Water,” as “trash,” and he was similarly critical of the song “Untouchable.”
Eminem evidently took notice of the critiques that came from Charlamagne. The songs “Fall” and “The Ringer” from “Kamikaze” feature Eminem taking shots at his critic. See This Page for additional information.
With the verbal jabs now having been thrown his way, Charlamagne has taken the time to respond to the disses during a recent interview with Esquire.com.
In contrast to his feelings regarding “Revival,” Charlamagne had more positive things to say about “Kamikaze.” The 40-year old rapper, media personality and author described “Kamikaze” as “good” and he noted in particular that the political shots Eminem takes in the album seemed “way more organic” than they were in “Revival.”
Charlamagne Tha God also theorizes that Eminem himself is aware that his previous album was not a high quality artistic offering, and that he came out with “Kamikaze” in order to show his fans and fellow artists that he could still come out with good tracks.
Charlamagne does admit that he’s still not a fan of Eminem due in part to him not relating with the latter too well, but he does make it clear that he considers the 45-year-old as “one of the greatest lyricists ever.”