"Campaign Speech"
Promotional single by Eminem
ReleasedOctober 19, 2016
Recorded2016
Genre
Length7:49
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Eminem

"Campaign Speech" is a freestyle rap song by American rapper Eminem, released on October 19, 2016, the same day of the third presidential debate, and 19 days before the 2016 presidential election. It was then released on October 22, 2016 on iTunes and streaming services such as Spotify.[1]

Composition

"Campaign Speech" is one of Eminem's longest songs to date and runs for nearly eight minutes,[2] consisting of only one verse and no hook. In the song, Eminem disses Donald Trump and mentions other famous people such as Edward Norton, George Zimmerman, Dylann Roof, Colin Kaepernick, Robin Thicke, Ben Stiller and David Hasselhoff.[3] The song features controversial lyrics, mostly regarding Roof, Trump, and Zimmerman.[4]

Release

On October 18, 2016, Eminem teased the single on his official Facebook page and mentioned that an upcoming album was in production. On Twitter, Eminem posted "Don't worry I'm working on an album! Here's something meanwhile", linking the song.[3]

Charts

Chart (2016) Peak
position
US Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles (Billboard)[5] 9

References

  1. ^ "Campaign Speech by Eminem on Apple Music". October 19, 2016.
  2. ^ Saddlier, Allison (October 19, 2016). "Eminem drops new song 'Campaign Speech' and reveals plans for new album". Entertainment Weekly.
  3. ^ a b Reed, Ryan (October 19, 2016). "Eminem Blasts Trump Supporters on New Song 'Campaign Speech'". Rolling Stone.
  4. ^ Barnes, Tom (October 20, 2016). "Eminem "Campaign Speech" lyrics: A breakdown of the verses in his Trump-ethering anthem". Mic.
  5. ^ "Eminem – Chart History: Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 2, 2016.