Charlamagne Tha God, one-third of the syndicated morning radio show, The Breakfast Club, the host of two MTV shows and author of the best-selling book Black privilege: Opportunity Comes To Those Who Create it; on Friday, August 31st, 2018 gave his opinion of rapper Eminem latest offering Kamikaze.
Charlemagne’s starts out by saying that in his eyes, Eminem’s last album Revival was “wack” and that it relieved him to see Eminem release a new work. In fact, he says Kamikaze was a “dope” album. This is although on two songs from the album Eminem comes after Charlemagne.
Now Charlemagne is not one to back away from controversy, may have started a new one with his comments to Esquire magazine about the album later the same day. In the piece, he gives his opinion about the use of a homophobic slur describing Tyler the rapper. Charlemagne is quoted as saying “that everyone is entitled to freedom of speech; however, everyone is free to feel offended.” With that, Charlamagne explains that although he grew up with the homophobic word being used in everyday conversation and was not himself offended, he knew Eminem was not only taking on Tyler the Creator but members of the LGBTQ community as well. He wanted to see how members of the LGBTQ community who like hip-hop respond to Eminem for his use of the slur but opines that Eminem does not care about what people think about him. Find Related Information Here.
Charlemagne both on air and in the Esquire interview, says he appreciates Eminem going after the current President of the United States and the current political environment. He believes Eminem’s political statements on this album are more “organic” compared to ones made last year. Charlemagne gives Kamikaze an overall good review and though he has never been an Eminem fan, Charlamagne Tha God acknowledges Eminem as one of rap music’s greatest lyricists. He describes him as a living rap legend, a rap god and an icon; with Kamikaze strengthening the position.