WATCH: Fans have very mixed reaction to Eminem's new 10-minute freestyle 'Kick Off'
He raps about Justin Bieber, Reese Witherspoon, and the attack at the Ariana Grande concert.
"The release of BODIED has me feeling nostalgic about battle rap so I headed down to my old stomping grounds."
That is what Eminem told his Twitter followers, stating that with the release of his exec-produced battle rap movie (more on that here), he decided to go back to The Shelter at St. Andrew’s in Detroit (a setting that fans of 8 Mile might recognise) to get back into battle rap himself.
You can watch his performance a little further down, but before then, here are some of the positives reactions:
— Eric J Wilson (@Ecky_Lad32) December 1, 2018
Eminem did a freestyle that was about 10mins long with no beat
And I'm here just listening to the goat like
"Your Lead Singles are My Bonus Tracks" pic.twitter.com/7FS3TuetEQ
— Captain of the Braff Pirates (@AleTheOptimist) December 1, 2018
— 🍃CannaVille_Villain😈 (@mvstxphx) December 1, 2018
Here is the rap itself:
Clip via EminemMusic
But now, here are some of the more negative reactions to the rap:
“How to write an Eminem song”
-Talk about killing your mom
-Talk about raping inanimate objects
-Over explain simple bars
-Mention That youre white
-Rap even faster
-Be even more offensive
-Talk about raping your mom
-Rhyme Lyrical, Miracle and Spiritual
— Heart 🅱️reak Kid 💔 (@Drizzy_Montana_) November 30, 2018
Eminem is far too talented for his subject matter to still be what it is at 46 years old. That’s where the disconnect is. His fanbase grew up, he didn’t.
— Long Live Nipsey 🏁💙 (@TheTrillAC) December 1, 2018