Eminem’s Kamikaze Album Hits 1 Billion Streams On Spotify
By Wisdom Peter,
American all time Best rap star, Marshall Bruce Mathers III, with the stage name, Eminem A.k.a Slim shady @rapgod has as always, been one the highest selling rappers of all time with over 220 million records sold globally.
The multiple Award winning artist with the most Grammys award (15), has reportedly hit 1 million views on Spotify in his Kamikaze album which was released just Four months ago.
The 46-year-old who has been called by various Popular Entertainment and TV Shows and Sites as The King of Hippop has 10 albums to his credit, namely; Infinite (1996), The Slim Shady LP (1999), The Marshall Mathers LP (2000), The Eminem Show (2002), Encore (2004), Relapse (2009), Recovery (2010), The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013), Revival (2017) and Kamikaze (2018).
Eminem, after the Marshall Mathers LP2 album in 2013 was silent for the next four years with rumors stating that the rap god is no longer into hippop. Fans started demanding a new album from him, saying he
has stayed too long without an album.
Slim Shady responded in 2017 promising fans a release in November which he did. But unfortunately, tracks in The album wasn’t the kind’ fans were waiting for, as the album was filled with Em’s political views and stand.
Later in the year and in early 2018, other Hippop stars were dissing Eminem, accusing him of labeling himself the rap god. One of the most trending of this was Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) with his “Rap Devil” jam which struck fans of Eminem, but Eminem himself seemed silent.
In August, Eminem announced the release of a new Album titled “Kamikaze” which was termed a ‘surprise album’, because there was no notification of the album coming before hand.
The Album which has 13 tracks plus one bonus track stood to be what the fans have been surging for, as it was a response to Em’s critiques and dissers.
Eminem with his already known dissing skills came in with tracks such as “Kill shot” done personally for MGK and other tracks which trailed the style of rap used by modern Hippop stars, whom according to him just “mumbles”, saying they use soundcloud, wear big chains and costly clothes, go to the studio and mumble words with no lyrical structure or rhymes.
One of the tracks in the “Kamikaze” album titled “Lucky you”, featuring Joyner Lucas has been nominated for the 61st Grammys Award 2019 in the ‘Best Rap Song’ category, alongside Drake’s “God’s Plan”, Kendrick Lamar’s “King’s Dead”, Jay Rock’s “Win” and “Sicko Mode” featuring Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk and Swae Lee.