Kamikaze (Eminem album)
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Kamikaze is the tenth studio album by American rapper Eminem. Previously unannounced, the album was released on August 31, 2018 by Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records, and Shady Records. The album features guest appearances from Joyner Lucas, Royce da 5'9", Jessie Reyez, and uncredited vocals by Justin Vernon. Eminem, credited as Slim Shady, and Dr. Dre served as executive producers, while production for individual tracks comes from a variety of musicians.
Critical reception of the album has been mixed, with many praising it as an aggressive return to form for the rapper while others have criticized it for lacking innovation. The album also generated some controversy for use of a homophobic slur and for containing several disses against various artists. The album was a commercial success, topping the charts in over fifteen countries. It was his 10th record in a row to go number-one on the Billboard 200 and was the best selling hip-hop album of 2018. The album was certified platinum in the United States in December 2018.