• Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Jan 27, 2004
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Effortlessly mixing gangsta rap, lascivious odes to pimping, and underground-style consciousness, Kamikaze feels eclectic without stooping to demographics-pandering, though its contradictory elements create a few jarring moments.
  2. 80
    There’s plenty of impressive tongue-twisting here, but as the re-working of ‘Feel So Good’ illustrates, he’s even more impressive when he slips down a gear to work the ladies.
  3. Twista here proves that he's a big dog, worthy of major-league status, officially escaping the label of novelty act.
  4. Twista still manages to steal the limelight on hot booty-busters like "Slow Jamz" and "Pimp On."
  5. Blender
    70
    Over the course of an entire album Twista's gift proves his curse: Uniterrupted, it can get taxing. [Mar 2004, p.129]
  6. Vibe
    70
    Outside the beats, the other surprise of Kamikaze is Twista's more worldly and thoughtful subject matter. [Mar 2004, p.184]
  7. It's overlong, like almost every rap album today, and it's not the sort of place to come expecting erudition or insight. But for one singular rapper unwilling and unafraid to stick to his guns, it's a deeply satisfying record.
  8. The good humor and easier tempos also make Twista’s forays into Guinness World Record speed more effective, even if manic window-rattlers like “Kill Us All” seem a bit predictable once you’ve heard his latest, slowed-down twist.
  9. Obviously, Twista's not breaking down any walls with his wordplay on Kamikaze, but along the way he kicks over a few garbage cans while letting Kanye West, Toxic and the rest of his production crew move some crowds and elevate their status, one slow jam at a time.
  10. It's actually a fair album for two main reasons: the new lead single, "Slow Jamz," and the killer guest productions of Kanye West.
  11. Q Magazine
    60
    Twista's overshadowed by West, but with jacked-up soul tunes such as Overnight Celebrity the result, who cares?
  12. The production... is as sleek and soulless as the rhymes.
  13. Suggests nothing so much as Adrenaline Rush part two.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Sep 20, 2018
    10
    Very good ! In my top 3 !
    TES > MMLP1 > Kamikaze > MMLP2
    Best songs : Lucky You, Good Guy, Greatest, Stepping Stone, Not Alike.
  2. PeterC
    Aug 25, 2004
    0
    A real dissapointment, complete sell out. I hate the lure of the mainstream, and Twista has gone straight down that road. If you want to A real dissapointment, complete sell out. I hate the lure of the mainstream, and Twista has gone straight down that road. If you want to check out a speed rapper who hasn't gone mainstream check out Tech N9ne. Full Review »
  3. SeanW
    Jun 28, 2004
    10
    Dis album as sum bangin rhymes.