On August 31st, Charlamagne tha God responded to Eminem’s surprise album Kamikaze. Along with Angela Lee and DJ Envy, Charlamagne Tha God discussed several bars from Eminem’s album.
Along with Drake, Joe Budden, and a plethora of other hip hop personalities and rappers, Charlamagne himself was a target of Eminem on Kamikaze. Eminem rapped: “Charlamagne gonna hate anyway, doesn’t matter what I say/Give me Donkey of the Day/”
Charlamagne’s opinion of Revival, as well as the opinion of the majority of the hip hop community, is the primary reason that Eminem made the surprise album. The general consensus was that Revival was one of Eminem’s weakest project. Critics may have sparked the fire inside of Eminem, but they are not immune from being trashed in Eminem’s bars.
However, Charlamagne has a different opinion about the new album. He confessed the Kamikaze is a good album.
The 2018 BET Cypher was also criticized by Charlamagne. Charlamagne explained that he loved that a white artist was standing up against prejudice, however; the freestyle by Eminem on the show simply wasn’t that impressive. Charlamagne’s negative opinion of the freestyle stems from believing that Eminem didn’t give it his all on the verse, not from disliking the content.
“I don’t hate. I tell the truth,” said Charlamagne. “That’s not hatin – me saying Revival was wack – ’cause clearly Eminem thought Revival was wack too,” he explained. “That’s why he gave us this sneaky album[…] He thought Revival was wack. He knows it was wack.”
The most controversial bar of the album was aimed at Tyler, the Creator. According to Charlamagne, Eminem doesn’t understand the impact that a homophobic slur has an an entire community. Despite Tyler, the Creator calling himself the same word that Eminem used on Kamikaze, Eminem’s usage of the word has damaging effects that will be felt all over the world. Visit This Page to learn more.
“[Eminem] is throwing a shot at millions of gay people around the globe,” said Charlamagne. “But I don’t think he care.”
As one of the co-hosts of the hip-hop morning show, ‘The Breakfast Club,’ on iHeartRadio, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see where he got the inspiration for his new book entitled “Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks On Me.” The title comes from two hip-hop songs that speak out against being anxious and afraid, which is mostly what his second written work explains.