Eminemâ€™s freestyle assassination against Donald Trump last night was just the beginning.Â Now, it looks like Eminem is planning a major anti-Trump album release.
Eminem could become the face of rapâ€™s anti-Trump fury.Â And last nightâ€™s enraged freestyle was just a prelude.
During BETâ€™s Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday night, the rapper dropped anÂ emotionally-charged freestyle, with Trump brutally excoriated.Â By the end, the rapper quickly disavowed any fans who also supported Trump, telling them in no certain words: â€˜fuck youâ€™.
It was a â€˜line in the sandâ€™ from an extremely angry Eminem.Â And a bold move against handlers who advise musicians to steer clear of politics.
Almost immediately, the freestyle stirred support from a long list of athletes, rappers, and other public figures.Â The video of the freestyle has already garnered 8 million views, and is YouTubeâ€™s top-trending video.
The powerful poetry also attracted nods from a legion of high-profile athletes, starting with Colin Kaepernick himself. â€œI appreciate youÂ @Eminem,â€ Kaepernick quickly tweeted.
The rapper mentions â€˜Colinâ€™ by name in the freestyle.
Others piled in.Â LeBron James also supported the freestyle denouncement, alongside rappers like Diddy and J. Cole.
That support soon stretched beyond music and sports.Â Accolades soon poured in from Ellen and Keith Olberman, both longtime anti-Trump voices.Â â€œAfter 27 years of doubts about rap I am now anÂ @EminemÂ fan,â€ Olberman tweeted.Â â€œBest political writing of the year, period.â€
The powerful freestyle is just a taste of an upcoming album release.
According to details tipped to DMN this morning, Eminem is preparing a major anti-Trump release.Â â€œYou might even hear that freestyle as track 1,â€ one source relayed.
This part wasnâ€™t confirmed.Â But hey, it would be a hell of an opener.
Another noted that â€œnot every [album] track is about Trump,â€ but â€œheâ€™s definitely letting his feelings be knownâ€ with the album.Â At this stage, weâ€™re unclear when Eminem is dropping his new album, though expect something â€œsometime in November,â€ but â€œnot sooner than thatâ€.
Separately, Hits Daily Double is reporting aÂ November 17th album delivery.
One source stressed that Eminemâ€™s politics arenâ€™t new.
The rapper has clearly denounced Trump in the past, quite publicly.Â That includes â€œCampaign Speech,â€ a sharply anti-Trump track released last year.Â Earlier this year, Eminem guest rapped on a Big Sean track called â€˜No Favors,â€™ calling Trump a â€˜bitchâ€™ while also slamming conservative commentator Ann Coulter.
Coulter blasted back,Â slamming the rapper as an â€˜idiotâ€™. â€œI think itâ€™s unfortunate that the left, from Berkeley to Eminem with his rap songs, has normalized violence against women, as Eminem has done,â€ Coulter stated.
Thatâ€™s the sort of division that other artists have shied away from.Â Perhaps most notably, Taylor Swift has channeled her rage towards Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, basically drivel in the current climate.Â But thatâ€™s a calculated move designed to maintain a giant tent of fans, while keeping politics out of it.
Eminem has long thrown away that possibility.
Source: Digital Music News