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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: 18 out of 291
  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. Sep 1, 2018
    10
    I can't stop listening... He is one of the best lyricists of all time. I can't wait until the next album.
  3. Jan 24, 2020
    10
    All the people hating on Eminem **** yall He is ghe GOAT !!!!!!!!! BEAST !!!
  4. Sep 1, 2018
    10
    Perfect beats. Perfect lyrics. The first track being the best and nice guy being the worst, names have been said, shots fired. Slim shady isPerfect beats. Perfect lyrics. The first track being the best and nice guy being the worst, names have been said, shots fired. Slim shady is back. Flow is magical. Best hip hop album in a long time. Expand
  5. Sep 1, 2018
    9
    So. As for me and maybe for alot of people this album hit them by surprise. And i was happily surprised. Bringing back his lyricism that EmSo. As for me and maybe for alot of people this album hit them by surprise. And i was happily surprised. Bringing back his lyricism that Em has used in all his albums was expected, and he delivered really well on that front. He also brought back a bit more energy and less of the political verses/songs that we heard in Revival.

    I think its a really nice album that made me bring all but 2 of the songs onto my playlist.
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  6. Nov 4, 2018
    8
    Pretty good, he goes off and raps his ass off, would have maybe been a 9 if he'd cut out nice guy and good guy
  7. Oct 11, 2019
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Those who think this is Eminem at his best are clown. It is just Eminem whining about critics trashing his trash album and rappers who are relevant than him. Expand

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