Eminem's 11-Minute Freestyle 'Kick Off' Draws Mixed Reaction on Social Media
"Eminem is a legend, one of the greatest rappers ever, one of the most influential, and at his prime he was elite," one fan tweeted. "But I think it’s time for him to put down the mic... I don’t see the reason for him to keep dropping albums and hurting his discography so much. Just my take."
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
In the 11-minute clip, Em name drops many celebrities, including Ariana Grande in a reference to the Manchester bombing. He says the freestyle was inspired by the new rap battle movie Bodied.
Meanwhile, another fan praised Eminem's talent for writing hit songs, but pointed out that there's a disconnect with his new music.
"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," the fan tweeted.
"Kick Off" follows Eminem's recent diss album, Kamikaze, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in September.
See more reactions to the freestyle below.
“How to write an Eminem song”— --Fuck Micah-- (@Drizzy_Montana_) November 30, 2018
-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
Eminem just put out an 11 minute freestyle...a brief summary:pic.twitter.com/ohtAGPegE0— Reef ------ (@NSR_03) December 1, 2018
Eminem rapping in 2018 pic.twitter.com/M6nYp3sFdQ— Not My President (@KingFavre) December 1, 2018
Eminem dropped new trash? pic.twitter.com/RHHy0BRcsz— Chidi (@Chidi27442382) December 1, 2018
Eminem dropped an 11 minute freestyle so I hope you guys who are getting jokes off on it are prepared for lacrosse players from Rhode Island to tell you that you don't know what real hip hop is— Beyonce has an uncle named Larry Beyince. Bruh.... (@DragonflyJonez) December 1, 2018
"Eminem's new freestyle already a classic" pic.twitter.com/oVkva3NDgq— Not My President (@KingFavre) December 1, 2018
If someone, with a straight face, tells you "Eminem is the greatest lyricist of all time", slap him, he lied to you... pic.twitter.com/KIVKMAogGt— Derrick Lewis (@Derrick_MSU_106) December 1, 2018
When Eminem said “I’m gettin head in the sand like an embarrassed ostrich” pic.twitter.com/Ij4iEf36do— Ruby Roses Big Toe Sucker (@atz_hole) December 1, 2018
honestly im glad eminem can still trigger people in 2018, carry on king— sofi the gemini -- Ⓥ (@drugsballads) December 1, 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.— Instagram ---- asktrillac (@AskTrillAC) December 1, 2018
“Bro, Eminem killed that 10min freestyle” pic.twitter.com/9vOGa5Tl5L— EZLR .P! (@ElieP_) December 1, 2018
Wow Eminem absolutely killed it in his new freestyle ------. He's the GOAT pic.twitter.com/v9QBFMrLYw— ScHoolBoy T (@MT_Prxphet) December 1, 2018
getting upset about anything Eminem says in his lyrics is so fucking stupid at this point like either you fuck with him or you don’t but he’s not gonna change because some 12 year olds can’t handle it— kelsey -- (@keIseazy) December 1, 2018