Eminem takes aim at Trump in blistering new eight-minute track
Eminem is back, and he's got a lot on his mind.
If Donald Trump thought that endorsing Slim Shady as a presidential candidate back in 2004 (no, really) would keep him in the outspoken rapper's good books, he was very much mistaken.
The Republican nominee's name pops up several times in Eminem's brand new, politically-charged track, 'Campaign Speech', which he announced via his official Twitter page just days after celebrating his 44th birthday.
Don't worry I'm working on an album! Here's something meanwhile. https://t.co/QX3cdpqFD2
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) October 19, 2016
Clocking in at nearly eight - yes eight - minutes, the veteran rapper takes us on a relentless journey around his brain. His not-exactly-subtle verdict on the Trump campaign and its supporters?
"Consider me a dangerous man/ But you should be afraid of this dang candidate/ You say Trump don't kiss ass like a puppet?/ 'Cause he runs his campaign with his own cash for the funding?/ And that's what you wanted?/ A fuckin' loose cannon who's blunt with his hand on the button/ Who doesn't have to answer to no one?/ Great idea!"
And it's not just Trump in Em's crosshairs. He also references George Zimmerman and Daniel Pantaleo, two men involved in the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner.
"I'm givin' Daniel Pantaleo a refresher course/ On excessive force and pressure points/ And dressin' George Zimmerman in a fluorescent orange/ Dress and four inch heels to address the court/ With a bullseye on his back/ His whole chest and torso/ Are left on the doorsteps of Trayvon's dad as a present for him"
Here's how the internet reacted to the track, which is almost entirely free of musical accompaniment.
— Heartless 309 (@SDTYCU) October 19, 2016
That @Eminem Campaign Speech put a smile across my face, haven't heard him, or for that matter any rapper spit like that in a LONG time.
— Duncan® (@OfficialDuncan) October 19, 2016
it's 2016. Honestly. If you know Eminem offends you, stop listening to him. He's not changing anytime soon.
— mckayla 🦖 (@mckuntla) October 19, 2016
Campaign Speech nothing special but this is EMINEM, you know he's just getting himself out there for the album. Prob just threw CS together
— CHRS WTKR (@whittaker740) October 19, 2016
Eminem just dips his little toe back in the game reminds you that anyone else is just keeping his throne warm.
— Tom Wright (@tomwright88) October 19, 2016