Eminem kicks off Music To Be Murdered
by ruminating on the negative response to his two previous albums. He responds to the criticism of Revival
by exposing his detractors' hypocrisy.
Mathers explains on the song that he responded to his listeners requesting more-substantial content with Revival
. Several tracks had a political slant, including "Like Home
" where he compared Donald Trump to Hitler. However, the audience tore into the new "awake" Eminem, accusing him of being "too tame" with too many pop-features and weak lyrics.
Em reacted to the criticism by releasing Kamikaze
, bringing back the anger and rage to his music. This time the critics said he sounded bitter.
Along with outlining the inconsistency of the faultfinders, Eminem also defends during the track his legacy and longevity of his rap career.