Shady announced the freestyle on social media, writing it was inspired by his newly released battle rap satire film Bodied.
The video begins with some words about competition, and how the objective is to “obliterate” your opponent by saying whatever you can to get the crowd going, nothing’s off limits. And he means nothing.
After making references to the Islamic regime and the Manchester Arena bombing following Ariana Grande’s show, Em drops some questionable lines about date rape.
“I play for keeps, there’s no escaping me/I have a bitch scared, and chained to me, and throw away the key/And she’ll be so afraid to leave that even if she ends up breaking free, she’ll just sit there,” he raps (2:20).
“[…] ‘You’re close? Wait for you? What?’ My idea of you cumming, too, is waking you up with smelling salts after I Quaalude your cup/That’ll straighten you up, if you stray like a pup […]”
At the end of the freestyle, Em changes his tone and says, “Oh, and I’m just playing ladies, you know I love you.”
Other highlights in the rap include the following lines: “The bear you don’t want to poke is back, the backbone of rap/Your f*cking lead singles are my bonus tracks.”
“Since the day Dre gave me beats, I was made elite, that’s basically what makes me me/Creating stink till these tats are fading ink/Who’s the greatest? Think, we’re still debating. Wink.”
You can watch Em deliver the “Kick Off” freestyle above.
The release of BODIED has me feeling nostalgic about battle rap so I headed down to my old stomping grounds, Hit the link for 10+ minutes of it 🔊 “Kick Off” (Freestyle) – https://t.co/gR49ti7sVI pic.twitter.com/GzSmYlmaaW
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) December 1, 2018