“The release of BODIED has me feeling nostalgic about battle rap so I headed down to my old stomping grounds,” he tweeted. “Hit the link for 10+ minutes of it “Kick Off” (Freestyle).”
Of course, Em attached the YouTube link to the track.
The release of BODIED has me feeling nostalgic about battle rap so I headed down to my old stomping grounds, Hit the link for 10+ minutes of it 🔊 “Kick Off" (Freestyle) – https://t.co/gR49ti7sVI pic.twitter.com/GzSmYlmaaW
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) December 1, 2018
According to the visual, the video was shot on location at The Shelter at St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, Slim Shady’s hometown. The track finds the Detroit rap behemoth spraying the beat with his signature bravado.
“The bear you don’t want to poke is back, the backbone of rap/Your fucking lead singles are my bonus tracks/Since the day Dre gave me beats, I was made elite/That’s basically what makes me me/Creating stink till these tats are fading ink/Who’s the greatest? Think, we’re still debating. Wink,” he spits.
Em surprise-dropped his ninth studio album, Kamikaze, on August 31.
Watch to the “Kick Off (Freestyle)” video above.