Nearly one year ago, Eminem pulled off a surprise album drop nobody — nobody — saw coming. Like a missile straight from the sky, Kamikaze arrived on August 31, 2018 and took aim at Shady’s detractors, obliterating everything in its path.
On Wednesday (August 28), a tweet from Marshall Mather’s Twitter account got the rumor mill churning once again, leading many to wonder: Is there a Lord Jamar diss coming? Or is this an entirely new Eminem album?
With 2017’s Revival, subtle hints started popping up on social media prior to its release.
In October 2017, Paul Rosenberg shared a photo of Yelawolf’s Trial By Fire album to Instagram. Upon closer investigation, a giant billboard on the side of a building was promoting a new drug called “Revival.” However the “E” was backwards, which is Em’s logo.
From there, Shady’s team went as far as creating a fake hotline that plugged the drug. Revival arrived less than two months later.
There are a few reasons to believe it could be that time again. Here are 5 indicators another Eminem album is possibly on its way.
The Tweet Appears To Be Scheduled
“People think they want this problem ’til they get it.”
The cryptic message arrived precisely at 2:00 PM (or 3:00 PM CST, 4:00 PM EST, depending on what time zone you’re in), a clue Shady’s team scheduled the tweet and it’s something that’s been planned.
People think they want this problem 'til they get it.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) August 28, 2019
M&Ms In The Background Of Skyler Grey’s Instagram Post
On the same day Em’s tweet arrived, Revival collaborator Skyler Grey shared an Instagram photo of herself sitting in the studio. In the caption, she revealed she was “back in the lab with Em.” The M&Ms candy logo appears in the background.
Although she says “swipe right to see his face,” the second photo only shows a close up of an M&M character.
Kamikaze Producer Illa Da Producer Is On Alert
Although it’s not much, Illa Da Producer — who crafted several joints on Kamikaze — is watching. He shared Shady’s tweet along with the eyes emoji.
Em’s Longtime Producer FredWreck Issues His Own Mysterious Tweet
FredWreck, who has produced music for everyone from Brittney Spears and Ice Cube to 50 Cent and, yes, Eminem, responded to Em’s original message with his own puzzling tweet.
“The Lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinion of ants,” he wrote.
The Lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of ants ? https://t.co/0P3clrcHQw
— FredWreck (@Fredwreck) August 28, 2019
Kamikaze‘s One-Year Anniversary Is Days Away
As previously mentioned, Em’s tenth studio album, Kamikaze, is about to turn one year old on Saturday (August 31). Perhaps timing is everything?
Eminem Has Obviously Been In The Studio
Over the past few months, Em has popped up on a few collaborative tracks, including Conway The Machine’s “Bang!” and Logic’s “Homicide.”
He even teamed up with British pop sensation Ed Sheeran, who was able to get him on the No. 6 Collaborations cut “Remember The Name” with longtime friend and collaborator 50 Cent.
The man has clearly been putting in work inside the booth.
Reddit’s Eminem Thread Is Buzzing
Some of Em’s most dedicated fans — you know, the Stans — are lighting up Reddit’s Eminem thread, tirelessly trying to unlock the tweet’s mysteries.
One user joked Eminem is dropping, “Kamikaze 2, the album where he replies to everybody who didn’t like the album that he made replying to everybody that didn’t like the previous album.”
There are also a few hopeful fans dreaming about another Bad Meets Evil project, Em’s collaborative group with Royce Da 5’9.
Whatever the case, Em evidently always knows how to get people talking. Now it’s just a waiting game.