Looks like Eminem still has it in him to claim he’s the ultimate ‘Rap God,’ after the surprise release of his tenth album, ‘Kamikaze.’
Dissing mumble rap
Clearly, Eminem disapproves mumble rap (and who wouldn’t from his rap generation?). The first track, ‘The Ringer’ takes a dig at ‘Gucci Gang’ artist Lil Yachty, calling his rap style “choppy flow” and saying that he wouldn’t want to listen to it in his whip. The lyrics read “Do you have any idea how much I hate this choppy flow/Everyone copies though? Probably no/Get this —-’ audio out my Audi, yo, adios/I can see why people like Lil Yachty, but not me though/Not even dissin’, it just ain’t for me/All I am simply is just an MC”
Machine Gun Kelly feud is on!
Lots of drama here. Em and MGK’s feud started when he called Eminem’s daughter, Hailie Mathers “hot as —-” on Twitter and it didn’t settle in well with Eminem, who’s a father of three. He dissed Machine Gun Kelly in his track ‘Not Alike’ and its lyrics read “And I’m talking to you but you already know who the —- you are, Kelly/ I don’t use sublims and sure as —- don’t sneak-diss/ But keep commenting on my daughter Hailie.”
Still, the feud continues. Machine Gun Kelly initially responded by posting a video of himself popping a bottle of sparkling beverage while the diss track plays in the background. After which, he released a diss track titled ‘Rap Devil.’ Part of the lyrics read “I think my dad’s gone crazy,’ yeah Hailie you right/Dad’s always mad cooped up in the studio yelling at the mic/You’re sober and bored, huh (I know)/About to be 46 years old, dog.”
Joe Budden responded to ‘Fall’ diss track
FYI, Joy Budden is a former rapper who has been embroiled in domestic violence cases in the past. The banter began when Budden came out of retirement and dissed Eminem in ‘Everyday Struggle,’ criticizing his last album ‘Revival’s’ failure to generate sales and was received with mixed reviews. In response, Shady’s track ‘Fall’ took a dig on Budden’s domestic violence cases and his past, as the lyrics read “Somebody tell Budden before I snap, he better fasten it/ Or have his body baggage zipped, the closest thing he’s had to hits is smackin’ ——/ And don’t make me have to give it back to Akademiks/ Say this —– is trash again, I’ll have you twisted like you had it when you thought you had me slippin’ at the telly/ Even when I’m gettin’ brain, you’ll never catch me with a thot, lackin’ with it”.
Response to ‘Revival’ failure
Slim Shady’s comeback into the rap game after a three-year period with the album ‘Revival’ wasn’t a successful one, although it had featured A -listers like Beyonce and Ed Sheeran. His response challenged critics in ‘Kamikaze,’ claiming no other white rapper has a successful career as he has. The lyrics read “I turned to rap ’cause it made me feel tough when I wasn’t/From the moment I heard rap was cussin’, I was in/Which is why I identify with the guy/Who I was invented by, Dre’s Frankenstein/Energized like a nine-volt, ice cold/Like Snake Eyes, twice in a row on a dice roll/But if the only reason I blow is ’cause I’m white though/Why don’t every other white rapper sell what I sold?”