Eminem blasts Donald Trump on “Campaign Speech,” a visceral teaser for his in-the-works new album
Eminem disses Donald Trump and his supporters, references everyone from Trayvon Martin to Colin Kaepernick to David Hasselhoff and unleashes a dizzying assault of rhythmic gymnastics with "Campaign Speech," a nearly eight-minute new track posted online Wednesday. "Don't worry I'm working on an album!" the rapper tweeted, linking the track. "Here's something meanwhile."
The track includes the Trump attack, "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 funding? / 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? / Great idea!"
The rapper also takes aim at the candidate's supporters. "Run the faucet / I'm a dunk a bunch of Trump supporters underwater," Em flows at one point over minimalist swabs of synth. "Snuck up on 'em in Ray-Bans in a gray van with a spray tan." Elsewhere, he throws out one-liners like "stegosaurus, Chuck Norris with a thesaurus" and "Robin Thicke with a throbbin' dick."
The opening blitz is one of the rapper's most limber in years: "Jumped out of the second floor of a record store/ With a Treacherous Four cassette and a cassette recorder," he rhymes. "In Ecuador with Edward Norton / Witness the metamorphosis of a legend growing / Like an expert swordsman from the Hessian war and / Hence the origin of the Headless Horseman / Born with the endorphins of a pathetic orphan."