Eminem’s 2017 album “Revival” was released back in December. The release was a bittersweet experience for the rapper as the album did well, but was also universally panned by both critics and fans. This year the rapper once known as Slim Shady has released a new album, “Kamikaze”, an album no one expected. “Kamikaze” is a response to “Revival”, and calls out many of the critics and artists that put the album down. Among them is New York based radio and television personality Charlamagne Tha God. In fact, Charlamagne is mentioned in two of the album’s tracks. This makes Eminem the second artist behind Chingy to dis Charlamagne in a public manner, a fact the radio host believes is a good sign.
“I am happy to be at a level where rappers say my name on records,” Charlamagne stated in an interview with Esquire, “It is cool to be immortalized in songs.” Charlamagne, who started life as Lenard Larry McKelvey, first became famous manning the second mic for Wendy Williams. Charlamagne’s unconventional rhetoric and up front questioning of artists garnered popularity. Since leaving Wendy Williams in 2008 Charlamagne has hosted many radio and television shows. He has also starred in some T.V. shows as a cast member. In 2017 he even wrote a book that landed him on the New York Times Bestseller list: “Black Privilege” which ranked sixth in the New York Times of bestselling hardback nonfiction. All of these achievements have led the way to him being dissed on rapper albums. His criticism for Eminem’s “Revival” album earning the latest bit of public ire. According to Charlamagne the dis is not even a dis.
On a August 31st airing of his popular morning radio show The Breakfast Club, the host quipped that the dis was actually am admonishment of guilt. He claims that Shady knew his 2017 album, which Charlamagne refers to as “whack”, was of poor quality and that “Kamikaze” is making up for it. Either way Charlamagne is pleased with his recent reference, and considers it a sign that he is doing a good job. Only time will tell if his name appears in any other rap songs. See This Page for additional information.