Following the surprise release of Eminem’s new album Kamikaze, radio personality Charlamagne tha God has responded to the rapper’s lyrics about him, while also sharing his general opinions about the album.
Eminem first mentions Charlamagne Tha God in the song “The Ringer”, rapping: “Charlamagne gonna hate anyway, doesn’t matter what I say/Give me Donkey of the Day/What a way for 2018 to get underway/But I’m gonna say everything that I wanna say”.
He then refers to the radio host again in the song “Fall”, saying: “One last time for Charlamagne/If my response is late, it’s just how long it takes/To hit my ****king radar, I’m so far away”.
In an interview published a few hours after Kamikaze was released, Charlamagne expressed his joy at being “immortalized on records”, saying that he appreciated what the references, negative or not, said about his level of success.
He also expounded on his opinions of the album, criticizing Eminem for calling fellow rapper Tyler, the Creator a Homophobic Slur on “Fall”, and pointing out that the use of the slur could be read not just as an attack on Tyler, but as an attack on the wider LGBT community. Charlamagne, however, expressed appreciation for the rapper’s denunciations of Donald Trump, praising them as more organic than previous attempts at political commentary. The radio host would end up praising Kamikaze, and declaring Eminem one of hip hop’s finest lyricists.
Charlamagne tha God is the host of nationally syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club, along with DJ Envy and Angela Yee. Charlamagne launched his radio career as an intern, and eventually took the position of second mic to noted radio and TV personality Wendy Williams where he gained notoriety for his pointed questioning of musical artists. Refer to This Article for more information.
After leaving Williams’ show in 2008, Charlamagne would begin hosting The Breakfast Club two years later on Power 105.1 in New York City, helping the show grow into one of the country’s foremost urban radio programs.