Meaning of “Kamikaze” by Eminem

“Kamikaze” is a hip hop song performed by iconic American hip hop recording artist Eminem. The lyrics of “Kamikaze” see a very furious Eminem comparing himself to a kamikaze crashing into things and destroying them.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Eminem's Kamikaze at

Why is Eminem angry?

Eminem’s anger emanates from his 2017 album Revival not being well received. He pours all his anger into this track without holding anything back.

What’s the meaning of “kamikaze”?

A kamikaze is a Second World War Japanese aircraft containing explosives whose sole purpose is to fly right into a target.

A kamikaze pilot is a military pilot who knowingly crashes his aircraft (filled with explosives) into the camp of the enemy in order to destroy and kill as many as possible. The pilot does this expecting his own death in the end. During the Second World War, thousands of Japanese kamikaze pilots died in this manner.

Lyrics of "Kamikaze" by Eminem

Facts about “Kamikaze”

  • The song was co-written by Eminem and American producer/songwriter Tim Suby. Prior to the release of this song, Suby was a relatively unknown songwriter.
  • Eminem produced this track along with the song’s co-writer Tim Suby. Shortly after the song came out, Suby took to Twitter to say how honored he was to produce the track.
  • This is the ninth track from Eminem’s surprise tenth studio album. The album, which is also titled “Kamikaze” was released on August 31, 2018.

Does this track contain a sample?

This song samples the 1987 song “I’m Bad” by American rapper LL Cool J. FYI: LL Cool J happens to be one of Eminem’s musical influences.

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