Download MP3: Eminem – Kick Off (Freestyle)
Eminem drops a fresh new freestyle called Kick Off. Kick Off” was recorded live at the Shelter at St. Andrew’s in Detroit, Michigan, and its video features Em rapping in a room full of kegs, dropping the names of everyone from Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg to Reese Witherspoon and Lacie Peterson. Most notably, Eminem references the 2017 Manchester concert bombing that occurred during an Ariana Grande performance, killing 22 people. “Seeing Ariana Grande sing her last song of the evening,” Em raps, “and as the audience from the damn concert is leaving, detonates the device strapped to his abdominal region… I’m not gonna finish that for obvious reasons.”
Eminem also name-checked Justin Bieber, depicting the singer as a Catholic schoolboy turned drug dealer. “Kick Off” is Em’s most recent offering since his surprise LP Kamikaze was released in August.
Listen to Kickoff freestyle below