Eminem Returns with 8-Minute Long New Song, ‘Campaign Speech’
Listen to this VERY topical teaser for his upcoming album.
Eminem just dropped a brand new song called “Campaign Speech”, and the 8-minute-long track couldn’t come at a better time for the Detroit rap icon to get back into the national conversation.
The plodding, dissonant track unsurprisingly calls out Donald Trump, along with the cops involved with the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner. Consequence of Sound breaks it down here:
Among those caught in Em’s crosshairs are the police officers involved in the deaths of Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin (“I’m givin’ Daniel Pantaleo a refresher course/ On excessive force and pressure points/ And dressin’ George Zimmerman in a fluorescent orange”). The rapper’s razor flow also takes aim at Donald Trump, essentially calling him a maniac dictator-in-the-making:
“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 fundin’/ 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.”
Don't worry I'm working on an album! Here's something meanwhile. https://t.co/QX3cdpqFD2
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) October 19, 2016
Eminem also tweeted that he’s working on a new album, the follow-up to 2013’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2. So is everyone psyched or what?