Eminem spoke about the criticism his 2017 album Revival received during an interview with Sway Calloway recently.
Marshall, 45, admitted the LP’s criticism led him to surprise-release his new album Kamikaze.
The rapper shared, “I feel like giving them no warning was the best thing to do. When the Revival tracklist came down the pipe, it was overwhelmingly, ‘This s**t is going to be trash.’
“And nobody really wanted to be wrong about it. A lot of people had already formed their opinions.”
“Maybe because it doesn’t sound like everything else and what most people are doing, maybe that was what tainted their ear.
“I remember a time in hip hop where you had to be so different from the next person, or you were trash. There was a shift somewhere that happened that if it doesn’t sound like everything else, then it’s trash automatically.”
Kamikaze bagged Eminem his ninth consecutive No. 1 in a row, with the musician managing to break a 36-year-old chart record in the process.