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Eminem drops new Trump-baiting track ‘Campaign Speech’

Guess who’s back, back again

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

Eminem is back with an October surprise: A new Donald Trump-attacking track, “Campaign Speech,” that he released today.

“Don’t worry I’m working on an album! Here’s something meanwhile,” the rapper tweeted Wednesday, with a link to the loose new track that runs nearly eight minutes and features some pointed words toward Trump.

“Consider me a dangerous man, but you should be afraid of this dang candidate,” Em raps over the track’s sparse gurgles of a beat. “You say Trump don’t kiss ass like a puppet, ’cuz he runs his campaign with his own cash for the funding/ and that’s what you wanted, a (expletive) loose canon who’s blunt with his hand on the button who doesn’t have to answer to no one? Great idea,” he says sarcastically.

Elsewhere the track finds Eminem in linguistic gymnastics mode, stacking syllables on top of syllables for the pure exercise of it all, like he’s warming up for battle. “Jumped out of the second floor of a record store with a Treacherous Four cassette in the cassette recorder in Ecuador with Edward Norton,” is how he starts the song.

He goes on to mention the likes of Catherine Bach, Colin Kaepernick, David Hassellhoff, Robin Thicke, Bubba Sparxxx, Dustin Hoffman, Stacey Dash, Casey Anthony, Ben Stiller, Vivica Fox, Christopher Reeve and Agatha Christie, among others, just to rhyme their names with other words. He also mentions the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner.

The track arrives two days after the rapper’s 44th birthday.

A new album would be Em’s first since 2013’s “The Marshall Mathers LP 2.”

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