Eminem “Kick Off Freestyle”: Listen to Rapper Spit for Over 10 Minutes
The song comes in video form, with the visuals being shot at The Shelter at St. Andrew's in Detroit and it definitely finds Shady in battle rap mode. He released the video via Twitter stating, "The release of BODIED has me feeling nostalgic about battle rap so I headed down to my old stomping grounds."
The clips starts off with narration from Shady. "I've always looked at battle rap as competition - a war," he says. "The main objective is to destroy, completely fucking obliterate your opponent. By saying anything, everything, whatever the fuck you can to get a reaction from the crowd. So, nothing's off limits."
And he really means nothing. The Kamikaze MC raps for over 10 minutes and in that time period he spits about a plethora of subjects including Islamic terrorism and the infamous Manchester Arena bombing following Ariana Grande's show in 2017.
In typical Shady fashion, and as warned, Em dives into some controversial content about date rape. "My idea, you comin' too, it's waking you up/With smelling salts after I Quaalude your cup/That'll straighten you up if you try to stray like a pup," he raps.
With more disparaging comments against women littered throughout, Em closes with the lines, "Oh, and I'm just playing ladies, you know I love you."
In between, Em is being Em, whimsically flipping words and giving a clinic on lyricism.
"I just sprung a leak suddenly/What I think in my gut instinct become in sync," he raps on verse four of the nine verse freestyle. "My thoughts and my stomach link up with each other/Ink touches the pad, then boom!/Since the day Dre gave me beats, I was made elite/That's basically what makes me me/Creating stink, 'til these tats are fading ink."
Listen to Eminem's "Kick Off Freestyle" below.
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