Eminem just pulled one over on his fans on Thursday night (August 30) when he released Kamikaze with absolutely no warning whatsoever.
The 13-track album features Joyner Lucas and Royce Da 5’9 and addresses topics such as the negative reactions to his last album Revival, the dissolution of D12 and his opinions on mumble rap.
The cover art itself pays homage to Beastie Boys’ seminal rap album, 1986’s License To Ill.
Of course, Twitter exploded with a range of emotions — from excitement and disbelief to confusion and shock. But, evidently Shady is back.
Check out some of the best reactions below.
Damn @Eminem was like fuck y’all niggas. I ain’t saying shit. I’m just bout to punch niggas in the mouth.
— Page Kennedy (@PageKennedy) August 31, 2018
@Eminem king! #kamikaze pic.twitter.com/VDzLj0HZDB
— Duartte (@ElDuartte) August 31, 2018
What artist you know that drops an album without saying a word about it and its #1 trending in less than 30 mins? ? @eminem is a rap god
— Lance Stewart (@Lance210) August 31, 2018
Eminem just drop an album today. So,we need to stream harder. pic.twitter.com/5USWhy7HLQ
— Reen ? (@BangtanSeaDayak) August 31, 2018
Eminem is destroying all these fucking rappers bruh??
— brazehan (@brazehan) August 31, 2018
Eminem 1 min into The Ringer pic.twitter.com/YRJuel1ZzP
— Danny Sutela (@danielson3) August 31, 2018
Y’all pissed son off. He askin for all the smoke. Lol
— Ice (@OfficiallyIce) August 31, 2018
damn Eminem is really just going to rap rap across an entire album again.
— ?? so real, it's surreal (@FunkyJazzCat) August 31, 2018
We just got an Eminem album out of nowhere? Niceeeeeeee. I’m hyped now. pic.twitter.com/OirFrIlnZ1
— Joseph Estadt (@JosephEstadt) August 31, 2018
Shout out to Eminem for dropping a new album out of no where with literally 0 advertising and it being absolute fire ?
— Curtis Forman (@CurtisForman3) August 31, 2018
Eminem just killed mumble rap…. pic.twitter.com/yT480WJDti
— Paxton Root (@paxton_root) August 31, 2018
Eminem is back with Kamikaze ?????? pic.twitter.com/qzuX8gHwoP
— DomisLive NEWS (@domislivenews) August 31, 2018
Eminem is back!????
— Marissa Nicole Baeza (@UsmileJbGal) August 31, 2018
Whoever said Eminem fell off…….YOU LIED!!!! #KAMIKAZE
— R.A.I.N. (@Rain81682) August 31, 2018
What in the ACTUAL FUCK MARSHALL?!?!?!
YOU DIS WHAT?!?!
HOW TF AM I SUPPOSED TO SLEEP NOW?!?!?! ?????????
— Fallon Doby ??? (@fdoby21) August 31, 2018
A new Eminem suprise album? In 2018?? pic.twitter.com/p1UZqO4sko
— Shakib Hamdun (@ShakibHamdun) August 31, 2018
@Eminem oh my GAWD! Bruuuuhhh Ringer ??? he is baaaaaaaaaack and never left Bodying dudes FR!
— Fraser (@GrizldYoungVet) August 31, 2018