The cover of Eminem's new album Kamikaze, which was inspired by the Beastie Boys' 1986 debut LP, Licensed to Ill, makes it clear that he has no problem paying homage to his influences.
Giving props to the Beasties is one thing, though, but copying the flow of someone whose only notable contribution to pop culture to date has been uttering "Catch me outside, how 'bout dat?" on Dr Phil? Well, that's quite another thing altogether.
Fans of viral sensation (and I don't mean that in a good way) Danielle Bregoli, a.k.a. Bhad Bhabie, couldn't help but notice that Em's cadence on the Kamikaze track "Not Alike" sounded a lot like Bregoli's delivery on her inexplicably popular 2017 single "Hi Bich". Judge for yourself:
Eminem dropped Kamikaze on August 31 with no advance promotion. The album has been met with middling reviews and mild controversy over the rapper's continued use of homophobic slurs. Nonetheless, Billboard has projected that the record will debut in the number-one spot on its top-200-albums chart.