Machine Gun Kelly Issues Reminder To Eminem: "Fuck Rap God"

Machine Gun Kelly was fairly near ending the 12 months f on a distinct word, what along with his position within the hyper-successful Bird Box Netflix movie, however as a substitute MGK determined to incite some controversy, ruffling some feathers earlier than 2019 arrives.

On Sunday, he took to Instagram to add a clip from the music video for his Eminem diss observe “Rap Devil,” writing in his caption, “simply to piss y’all f yet another time earlier than the 12 months’s over. “y’all nonetheless BIG mad. fuck rap god. i’m the rap satan. goodbye 2018.”

This minor shot arrives on the tail finish a winding beef between Eminem and MGK which started when Marshall dropped f the shock Kamikaze album in August. On the venture’s “Not Alike” observe, Em fired a couple of pictures at MGK’s method and shortly the youthful emcee had no  alternative however to problem a correct response with “Rap Devil.”

Eminem, a lot to followers’ delight, would reply along with his “Killshot”” observe which appeared to carry issues to an finish. “Killshot” since earned the title YouTube’s greatest Hip Hop video debut and has earned over 215 million views up to now. 

MGK determined that the silence could not final for too lengthy and determined to problem this petty message as soon as extra earlier than 2018 is over with. Only time will inform if it is sufficient to spark one other spherical between the 2 emcees.

Bhad Bhabie Updates "15" Mixtape With Eminem Reference

Bhad Bhabie has been having one the most important weeks her total profession. The younger artist had beforehand launched a number of singles to her title however she had but to drop a full challenge. That all modified when 15 got here out on Tuesday, marking her first ever mixtape launch. The teenager will get private on some the tracks and stunts on others. It goes with out saying that it’s best to hearken to the challenge earlier than judging it. It seems that Bhabie was sad with one facet her outro observe and she or he hopped again into the studio to alter it, Kanye-style.

According to Complex, the artist took to her Instagram story to announce that she can be making modifications to “Bhad Bhabie Story.” The publish has now vanished however the publication reviews that it stated, “Wit all that speak final week about eminem stealing ‘Hi Bich’ circulation (regardless that I don’t imagine it), I made a decision to return within the studio and alter the final line on the final tune referred to as ‘Bhad Bhabie Story’ my 15 mixtape #cleaningoutmycloset.” You’ll recall that some her followers believed that Shady had jacked her circulation to create “Not Alike.” While Bhabie doesn’t imagine that to be the case, she selected to make reference to the legendary rapper from Detroit by paying homage to his basic observe “Cleanin’ Out My Closet.”

The closing line is now, “I by no means dissed my mother to get some consideration/Take a second and pay attention/’Fore you give your dumbass opinion, you b-tch” whereas Eminem’s is, “Now, I’d by no means diss my very own mama simply to get recognition/Take a second to pay attention ‘fore you suppose this report is dissin.” 

The outro observe is one essentially the most intriguing ones from the complete challenge. If you have not listened to her debut mixtape but, test it out right here. While you are at it, take a look at our new interview along with her.

Conspiracy Theorists Believe Eminem & Machine Gun Kelly Feud Is Staged

Could the world’s present hottest rap beef be only a ploy to advertise Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly’s tasks? That’s what some conspiracy theorists consider. These days, you simply cannot consider every little thing you learn or hear about. For the previous few weeks, Em and MGK have been going back-and-forth, dissing one another in “Killshot” and “Rap Devil” respectively. After Kelly’s title was introduced up in “Not Alike,” he promptly launched his response, which made folks lose their minds. Shady pump-faked by saying he was taking his time with a reply, hitting us with “Killshot” a number of days after his Sway interview. While we consider that their 6-year-old feud is simply blowing up now after effervescent for therefore a few years, others assume that this was all deliberate.

There’s respectable proof supporting the claims too. The most simple theories level to Ronny J being the principle producer each diss tracks. Fans are additionally stating that each Em and Kellz are signed to Interscope, main them to consider that the label had this up their sleeves the whole time. 

The most vital principle factors to the dates every observe was submitted on. One fan famous that “Rap Devil” was really uploaded to MGK’s SoundCloud web page six months in the past and that it was merely taken f personal settings when it dropped. However, the web page in query does not seem like Kelly’s ficial account. It can be price mentioning you could simply edit track titles and canopy photographs on SoundCloud. 

While rather a lot feuds throughout the music business are staged, this one appears a bit unlikely. However, the theories do tie in with the weird updates we have acquired from MGK’s aspect in the previous few days, together with an altered video boos throughout his efficiency and one other the place a person approaches him and punches his leg whereas performing. What do you assume?

Eminem's "Kamikaze" Brings In $1.8M In First Week Song Revenue: Report

It’s been two weeks since Eminem released his album, Kamikaze and a lot things have happened since then. The rapper’s been accused homophobia (which he said he regrets), dissed a whole generation “lil” rappers and sparked a massive feud between himself and Machine Gun Kelly. Clearly, controversy sells because the rapper brought in a whole lot money from his 13-track project.

According to Hits Daily Double, Eminem’s new album, Kamikaze has generated roughly $1.8M in its opening week song revenue. The rapper currently has six songs sitting in the top 10 the Song Revenue Chart including “Lucky You” with Joyner Lucas, “The Ringer,” “Greatest,” “Not Alike,” “Fall” and “Kamikaze.” 

The chart reveals that the album intro, “The Ringer” was the highest grossing song the week with $254,400 while “Lucky You” with Joyner Lucas comes at second with $248,053.

Aside from his first-week revenue, Eminem just fired shots back at Machine Gun Kelly today on his song, “KILLSHOT.” The song comes a few days after Em explained his beef with Machine Gun Kelly in part two his Kamikaze interview with Sway. The fact that Eminem actually responded is interesting. He acknowledged the fact that despite people wanting him to respond to Machine Gun Kelly’s “Rap Devil,” he knew that all it would do is help Machine Gun Kelly’s career even further. Peep the full interview here.

Eminem's Machine Gun Kelly Diss "KILLSHOT": The Hardest Bars

For rap fans, a mere week can feel like an entire lifetime. Especially where diss tracks are concerned, and anything longer than a twenty-hour response time is considered procrastination. Naturally, all grievances are set aside when the response comes, as Eminem’s “KILLSHOT” has proven. Fans are already proclaiming Machine Gun Kelly “dead,” or at the very least, his career. True, it may be too early to tell, but the excitement yet another surprise Eminem drop has listeners dutifully marching into Shady’s corner.

As this is Eminem, “KILLSHOT” is lyrically dense, with plenty material to unpack. As such, here are some the hardest bars; rest assured, they are numerous. For those wondering why these two are even tussling to begin with, be sure to familiarize yourself with the saga with “A Complete History.” And now, the bars.


Few artists have built up such rich lore, and Eminem’s Stan has become a pop culture fixture. Em proceeds to poke fun at MGK’s previous admiration, all while questioning his barista-friendly hair:

Realized I forgot to call you back
Here’s that autograph for your daughter, I wrote it on a Starter cap
Stan, Stan, son, listen, man, dad isn’t mad
But how you gonna name yourself after a damn gun and have a man bun?

Hardly a scathing personal attack, but Em’s bow-and-arrow wordplay is a testament to the man’s clever appreciation for wordplay and/or medieval weaponry:

Ho, chill, actin’ like you put the chrome barrel to my bone marrow
Gun, I bet you ain’t a bow and arrow
Say you’ll run up on me like a phone bill, sprayin’ lead
Playin’ dead, that’s the only time you hold still

For some context, in 2002 Eminem was coming f The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP, D12’s Night, and a starring turn in 8 Mile. Many fans and hip-hop historians view 2002-2003 the height Eminem’s commercial stardom. 

Luxury, oh, you broke, bitch?
Yeah, I had enough money in ’02
To burn it in front you, ho
Younger me? No, you’re the whack me
It’s funny, but so true
I’d rather be 80 year old me than 20 year old you

When Eminem dropped Kamikaze, many were stunned to realize that he was, in fact, in tune with ongoing hip-hop news, down the minutia. Case in point, an unexpected reference to the notorious Lil Tay, in which he likens MGK to the belligerent, yet misunderstood child. He also issues the first two warning shots to Diddy: 

Got more fans than you in your own city, lil‘ kiddy
Go play, feel like I’m babysitting Lil Tay
Got the Diddy okay so you spent your whole day
Shootin’ a video just to fuckin’ dig your own grave

Em takes a moment to flaunt his own curriculum vitae, reminding MGK that there are still plenty listeners who consider Em top 5. Even his haters reluctantly understand Em’s impact on the game. While “Rap Devil” was impressive to be sure, Em warns Kelly that should he pursue the path any further, he’ll find himself calling Benzino and Ja Rule for features. In case you forgot, Ja Rule was the last rapper to mention Hailey on wax, during the infamous “Loose Change”: 

You ain’t never made a list next to no Biggie, no Jay
Next to Taylor Swift, and that Iggy ho, you about to really blow
Kelly, they’ll be putting your name
Next to Ja, next to Benzino, die, motherfucker
Like the last motherfucker sayin’ Hailey in vain

As Em said on “The Ringer,” “you mention me, millions views, attention in news, I mention you, lose-lose for me, win-win for you.” Case in point, “Rap Devil” was one HNHH’s most viewed songs in 2018. MGK might want to send Eminem a bottle champagne for that one:

It’s your moment, this is it
As big as you’re gonna get, so enjoy it
Had to give you a career to destroy it

Though MGK is not exactly a mumble rapper, Em’s battle-rap origins are revealed as he deftly flips MGK’s “Kim” punchline. Bonus points for the clever “Shady” and “shadow” wordplay. 

Had enough this tatted-up mumble rapper
How the fuck can him and I battle?
He’ll have to fuck Kim in my flannel
I’ll give him my sandals
‘Cause he knows long as I’m Shady, he’s gon’ have to live in my shadow

While Machine Gun took a moment to pound the chest over a reported tryst with Halsey, Em suggests that Kelly might have caught feelings in the interim. If true, such a love story was destined for a tragic ending; Young Gerald has once again slicked back his hair and rekindled with his old flame:

Exhausting, letting f on my fspring
Like a gun barrel, bitch, get f me
You dance around it like a sombrero, we can all see
You’re fuckin salty ’cause young Gerald’s balls-deep inside Halsey

While MGK took the brunt the lyrical trouncing, Em reserved some mild smoke for Kelly’s boss Diddy, despite pressing to love the legendary mogul. Still, a warning shot is a warning shot, and Em is not about to let Diddy escape with shiny-suit intact:

Killshot, I will not fail, I’m with the Doc still
But this idiot’s boss pops pills and tells him he’s got skills
But Kells, the day you put out a hit’s the day Diddy admits
That he put the hit out that got Pac killed, ah!

Bhad Bhabie Fans Accuse Eminem Of Stealing Her Flow On "Not Alike"

Bhad Bhabie fans are actually pressing Eminem for stealing her content, I kid you not. The accusations started to build after one fan pointed out an apparent similarity between Bhad Babie’s “Hi Bich” and Eminem’s “Not Alike.” The Twitter user supported their claim with a side-by-side montage each song. Then another Bhad Bhabie fan came forward with the same observation, possibly in response to the original claim.

From there it became hard to keep track each user’s place in line. 

The formidable “Frernk” pegged “Hi Bich” as better than anything Eminem has released since 2014. 

This Tweeter was “lowkey feeling Eminem’s new album, until “Hi Bich” came into focuse, and ultimately washed away any unbiased thoughts he may have held prior.

Even Bhad Bhabie chimes in herself as a response to all the fanfare/backlash, stating that she would be more than happy to accept all the chatter “as a compliment.”

Go ahead and make that comparison for yourselves.

Eminem – “Not Alike” featuring Royce Da 5’9

Bhad Bhabie – Hi Bich (Original)

Evidently Eminem has his sights on Machine Gun Kelly at the moment, but maybe this too will reach him, or rather one his henchmen. Do you see a similarity?

Eminem "Kamikaze" Review

“Every CD critics gave it a 3,
Then three years later they go back and re-rate it
Then called The Slim Shady LP the greatest
The Marshall Mathers was a classic
The Eminem Show was fantastic
But Encore just didn’t have the caliber to match it
I guess enough time just ain’t passed yet
A couple more years, that shit’ll be Illmatic”

– Eminem, “Careful What You Wish For”

Eminem has never played nice with critics. A simple journey through his discography provides ample pro. In truth, Em has toyed with rappers and pop stars alike, making short work them across a variety storied diss tracks. “The Sauce.” “Nail In The Cfin.” “Quitter.” “The Warning.” “Can-i-Bitch.” All share a similar pattern, in which Eminem embodies an apex predator his choosing. Few dare go against him, and those that do throw stones have come to expect a boulder in response. Yet one foe has proved particularly tiresome to hip-hop’s beloved antihero, time and time again: critics.

Critics are far from tangible, akin to “the ominous they,” more concept than concrete. Striking from all angles, critics are ten adjacent to anonymity, represented by the brand they serve. And those are merely the pressionals; the internet era has spawned a variety countless voices, which tend to be fuelled by reactionary impulses. We’ve seen it before, upon the release last year’s Revival. I realize that I am, in fact, playing my part in critiquing Eminem’s Kamikaze. Yet I find no pleasure in tearing the man down, as so many critics have taken to doing. The idea that a legend should ever be dragged through the muck, even after Revival failed to meet his own lty standards, simply feels disrespectful.

Yet part me feels grateful that others relished in shitting on Revival, albeit for purely selfish reasons. Without the backlash, Kamikaze would simply not exist. It’s clear that negative reception played a role in lighting a fire under Em’s ass like he once pressed to do for Dr. Dre back on “White America.” I imagine I was not alone in being utterly blindsided by the release Kamikaze, proceeding to dive into the project with a renewed sense expectation.

From the opening track, tone-setting “The Ringer,” it became evident that uncharted waters were on the horizon. For one, the instrumental arrived courtesy IllaDaProducer, Ronny J, and Em himself; a far cry from Rick Rubin and Alex Da Kid, mainstays in his post-Relapse catalog. In truth, it felt somewhat surreal to hear Em navigating an icy, synth-driven instrumental, complete with 808-driven percussion. Yet such a technically gifted emcee had no qualms making short work it, riding the beat with a renewed sense t-challenged consequence.

In truth, Eminem’s mastery his craft has been taken for granted. KXNG Crooked said it best: “If I’m reviewing an album and I only focus on the genius elements the emcee’s technique for two sentences, I have failed.” Entire essays can be penned highlighting Eminem’s affinity for bending language, and “The Ringer” alone features more flows than the majority rappers bring across a single album. Yet what feels the most refreshing, I think, is the return his personality. It’s hard not to get excited during the track’s climactic section, in which subtle moments call back to songs like “Square Dance” and “We As Americans.” Such is the beauty penning such a dense discography; Eminem’s penchant for worldbuilding has given his music a welcome sense interconnectivity.

I have already seen several ongoing narratives, conceptually at odds, despite drawing a similar conclusion. One essentially pegs Eminem as an “old-man-yelling-at-clouds” archetype, liable to spray would-be lawn explorers with lukewarm tap water. The second essentially paints him as Mr. Burns dressing up as Jimbo from The Simpsons, greeting audiences with a hearty “Ahoy there, fellow kids.” A lose-lose scenario to be sure. There’s no disputing that Eminem hails from a different era, as he details on “Greatest,” where Kool G Rap and Three Stacks reigned supreme. Yet Em’s recent production choices have been singled out as one his weaknesses, with many hoping he might link up with contemporary hitmakers. Thus, a question is raised. Can a veteran rap over the same beats as the “kids” without sounding like an utter try-hard? More importantly, does it even matter?

In truth, Kamikaze’s production is probably Eminem’s best since Relapse, when Dr. Dre, Dawaun Parker, and Mark Batson conjured up a slew horrific bangers. Efforts from IllaDaProducer, Ronny J, Mike WiLL Made-It, Tay Keith, Eminem and Luis Resto are solid across the board, with enough engaging beat switches to keep the sonic journey dynamic. While Eminem is more than capable carrying a project through his voice alone, it helps when production is an added asset. Many instrumental moments shine, like the latter half “Normal,” where Em conjures a hilariously vivid narrative centered around the irksome yet enigmatic “Milo,” or “Not Alike’s” gothic, distorted conclusion, upon which Eminem sinks teeth into his longstanding rival Machine Gun Kelly.

“You know, critics, man
Critics never got nothin’ nice to say, man
You know, the one thing I notice about critics, man
Is critics never ask me how my day went”

– Eminem, “On Fire”

Vocally, Eminem is rapping like a man possessed. Though previous forays into double time have occasionally felt like a “look-what-I-can-do” moment, his hyperspeed flow on Kamikaze feels more like an unrelenting combo. Perhaps such changes coincide with the return swagger, and moments like “Not Alike” and “Lucky You” find Eminem delivering vivid imagery at speeds few peers could match. Luckily, Royce Da 5’9” and Joyner Lucas ably handle the challenge, thus solidifying their spot on Eminem’s island, alongside J. Cole, Kendrick, and Big Sean.

As far as emotional beats, heartstrings are tugged during D12 anthem “Stepping Stone.” Admittedly, the song may falter for those uninterested in Marshall’s crew, who previously dropped Devil’s Night and D12 World before losing Pro in a tragic and fateful night. Penultimate track “Good Guy” finds Eminem addressing his inability to find romantic peace, made all the more poignant by IllaDaProducer’s Kingdom Hearts sample. Jessie Reyez, channeling peak Nelly Furtado, delivers an impressive and surprisingly animated vocal performance, proving a welcome counterpart to Slim Shady. Some may find themselves wary exploring such territory once again, but Eminem’s restrained performance imbues “Good Guy” with a welcome sense sincerity.

It would be remiss to ignore “Fall,” in which Eminem takes to an eighties-night-drive instrumental to air his myriad grievances. Taking aim at Joe Budden, Akademiks, Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Lord Jamar, his “Forever” collaborators, and more; conversely, he plants his flag in the culture’s fertile ground, taking credit for shaping Hopsin, Logic, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Royce Da 5’9” and 50 Cent. A respectable roster, to be sure, and pro that Eminem’s influence goes beyond the scope the critical circle-jerk. And rest assured, the negative backlash is coming. For, like a true Greek tragedy, Em appears destined to battle his critics beyond time itself.

As Paul Rosenberg warned on his titular skit, centering an entire project around the whims haters is a slippery slope. Should Em find himself pestered by another onslaught negative press, what might he do? Given his history re-evaluating his albums post-reception, one has to wonder if Kamikaze is destined for a similar fate; he already closed out his recent “Fall” video by stomping a physical copy Revival into the dust.

Yet this time, something feels different. The fans have once again taken to championing his cause. And why wouldn’t they? Kamikaze brought forth a spontaneity unfamiliar to an Eminem fan, from its unexpected release to its reinvigorated aura confidence. Is it  Eminem’s best album? In truth, it doesn’t matter, nor should he be doomed to forever do battle against himself. All I know is this: where the legacy Slim Shady is concerned, it remains wise to stand on the right side history.

Machine Gun Kelly's "Rap Devil" Lands Respect From All Corners

Rick Ross said it best: “idols become rivals.” Such was the case for Machine Gun Kelly, who found himself pulled into lyrical warfare against a truly formidable foe, a recently reinvigorated Eminem. If you’re wondering why such animosity peaked in the first place, be sure to check out the complete history right here. In any case, we’re in the thick it now, with Em’s “Not Alike” and Machine Gun’s “Rap Devil” marking the first repartee; we can only hope round two is imminent. While we wait for Em’s seemingly inevitable response, it should be noted that Machine Gun Kelly earned respect from many a fan yesterday. In fact, his “Rap Devil” is already nearing half-a-million views on this site alone, with myriad comments singing his praises. 

Historically, people don’t exactly emerge from beef with Em with career intact. It’s easy to wonder if the same fate may befall Machine Gun Kelly, who came with a more all-out-assault than previous attackers Benzino and Ja Rule. Unlike previous spats, there are many who feel as if MGK actually took the round one “W,” including some members our own community. Perhaps Kelly, in dissing Em, has earned himself a newfound level respect across the board. After all, Em’s reputation is that a “Rap God,” and going against such a powerful force requires strength and discipline. While this could be a one and done like Pusha T and Drake’s 2018 feud, it could very well yield multiple volleys.

We can only hope so. In any case, here’s what the HNHH community had to say about “Rap Devil.” 

THE USERS WEIGH IN

Machine Gun Kelly's "Rap Devil" Lands Respect From All Corners

Machine Gun Kelly's "Rap Devil" Lands Respect From All Corners

Machine Gun Kelly's "Rap Devil" Lands Respect From All Corners

Machine Gun Kelly's "Rap Devil" Lands Respect From All Corners

Machine Gun Kelly's "Rap Devil" Lands Respect From All Corners

Machine Gun Kelly's "Rap Devil" Lands Respect From All Corners

Machine Gun Kelly's "Rap Devil" Lands Respect From All Corners

Machine Gun Kelly's "Rap Devil" Lands Respect From All Corners

Machine Gun Kelly's "Rap Devil" Lands Respect From All Corners

Machine Gun Kelly's "Rap Devil" Lands Respect From All Corners

Machine Gun Kelly's "Rap Devil" Lands Respect From All Corners

Machine Gun Kelly's "Rap Devil" Lands Respect From All Corners

Machine Gun Kelly's "Rap Devil" Lands Respect From All Corners

Machine Gun Kelly's "Rap Devil" Lands Respect From All Corners

Machine Gun Kelly's "Rap Devil" Lands Respect From All Corners

Machine Gun Kelly's "Rap Devil" Lands Respect From All Corners

Machine Gun Kelly's "Rap Devil" Lands Respect From All Corners

Machine Gun Kelly's "Rap Devil" Lands Respect From All Corners

Machine Gun Kelly's "Rap Devil" Lands Respect From All Corners

Eminem Vs. Machine Gun Kelly: A Complete History

There must be something in the water, as rappers have once again taken to baring their teeth on wax. Though Drake vs. Pusha T is primed to go down as the year’s crowning achievement in (arguably one-sided) hip-hop beef, a late-game battle royale between Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly has emerged to satiate the bloodthirsty. Dubbed by some as “white-on-white crime,” this seemingly spontaneous conflict has actually been years in the making, with both parties nursing animosity to varying degrees.

Fans immediately felt the impact Em’s fury upon receiving “Not Alike,’ a Bad Meets Evil collaboration that found Machine Gun Kelly catching the ire Evil incarnate:

“Now you wanna come and fuck with me, huh?
This little cock-sucker, he must be feelin’ himself
He wants to keep up his tough demeanor
So he does a feature, decides to team up with Nina
But next time you don’t gotta use Tech N9ne
If you wanna come at me with a sub, Machine Gun
And I’m talkin’ to you, but you already know who the fuck you are, Kelly
I don’t use sublims and sure as fuck don’t sneak-diss
But keep commenting on my daughter Hailie”

Upon hearing the barrage, many were left wondering why Em was calling out Machine Gun Kelly by name. Though Em does allude to the catalyst his disdain, the majority his verse is reserved for pressing foot firmly on jugular; in a move sure to please ardent Eminem die-hards, the menacing presence Trick Trick is evoked, harkening memories “Welcome To Detroit City.” Though the mere notion Eminem once again gunning for established artists was enough to cause ripples glee throughout the community, much the backstory was indeed lost in translation.

When Em alluded to a Hailie name-drop, he was in fact referring to an MGK tweet from 2012, in which Kelly thirsted after the young lady. “Ok so I just saw a picture Eminem’s daughter…and i have to say, she’s hot as fuck, in the most respectful way possible cause Em is king.” The tweet, as preserved here on Vibe, was originally sent out on May 7th, 2012.  Whether or not he was shooting his shot or merely speaking his mind is up for debate. Regardless, his words have come to haunt him to this day.

In 2015, MGK spoke with Peter Rosenberg, Laura Stylez, and Ebro about his comments, alluding to some severe, lasting consequences. In short, MGK felt blackballed over a simply lapse in judgement, explaining himself as follows. “Pictures Hailie] had come out and I’m like, what, 20 years old, 21 at the time? I said ‘She’s beautiful, but all respect due. Eminem is king.’ What’s wrong with that?” Upon watching the clip, Kelly’s demeanor changes, as the visibly agitated rapper explains his ensuing strife to the sympathetic ears the Hot 97 crew.

He reveals that his comments ultimately led to a blackballing sorts, in which certain radio stations and publications proceeded to avoid Kelly’s music like the plague. In fact, Em once threatened the same fate onto anyone confusing him with Canibus, way back on 2002’s “Say What You Say.” Perhaps Marshall is indeed a man his word, with a powerful enough brand to pull strings behind the scenes. Unfortunately for MGK, Eminem happens to be the man behind Shade 45, a popular hip-hop satellite radio station home to Sway In The Morning, Rude Jude, and more; worse, in the same interview, Laura Stylez alludes to Kelly’s ban extending to the entirety Sirius XM. Before he can truly sound f, bottle in hand, Ebro and Rosenberg wisely cut the conversation short.

For some context, Kelly seemed to address the rumor during a 2017 LA Leakers freestyle, in which he rapped “I’m my favourite rapper alive since my favourite rapper banned me from Shade 45.” In 2018, Kelly would continue to press the issue, sending a few subs on Tech N9ne’s “No Reason,” and ultimately solidifying his place on Eminem’s “renewed shit-list.”

KELLY STRIKES BACK

When Kamikaze dropped, few detractors were spared Marshall Mathers’ wrath. Yet Kelly was among the most prominent recipients, and decided to take a break from trading shots with the beloved “Bay Area Greaser” G-Eazy to put his pen game to work. Setting his sights on the man he once dubbed “king,” Kelly dropped “Rap Devil,” setting a dichotomy seeped in Catholic iconography; recall, Em has continuously deemed himself the “Rap God,” and in his mind, there is no pantheon to be found. Yet Kelly has come forward with the most overt Eminem diss since Ja Rule’s “Loose Change,” and many have found themselves receiving the track with respectful head-nods. Even Eminem fans can’t help but respect MGK’s gumption in targeting such a formidable target. 

Rest assured, MGK has tossed aside the etiquette, pulling Eminem into the muck without hesitation. Taking to an instrumental from recent Eminem collaborator Ronny J, MGK unloads on everything. Not even Em’s beard is safe. “His fucking beard is weird,” raps Kelly. Tough talk from a rapper paying millions for security a year.” He proceeds to paint Eminem as an “old-man-yelling-at-cloud” trope embodiment, while harping on Em’s gradual ascent into his upper forties. 

In the second verse, he directly addresses his Blackballing, rapping “Let’s talk about the fact you actually blacked-balled a rapper that’s twice as young as you, Let’s call Sway, ask why I can’t go on Shade 45 because you, let’s ask Interscope how you had Paul Rosenberg trying to shelf me.” He sheds some light on his side the story, whereupon he actually received a conference call from Diddy and Jimmy Iovine, chairman Interscope; together, the pair prompted MGK to issue an apology for his comments on Hailie. “The big bad bully the rap game can’t take a fucking joke,” raps MGK, leading us to wonder whether Eminem’s behavior goes against his established principles. Was this not the same manner backdoor industry politics Em lambasted during his beef with Benzino? Perhaps the rulebook flies out the window when children are dragged into it.

In any case, Kelly moves forward undeterred, poking fun at Eminem’s vocal cadence, calling him “Oscar The Grouch” for his troubles. “Don’t be a sucker and take my verse f Yelawolf’s album,” he raps, playfully alluding to his own prior industry woes. Taking a page out the aforementioned Ja Rule’s playbook, Kelly ends the diss by name-dropping a staple in Eminem’s romantic life. “Dropped an album called Kamikaze, so that means it killed him, already fucked one rapper’s girl this week, don’t make me call Kim.”

Machine Gun is course referring to a reported tryst with G-Eazy’s on-again-f-again girlfriend Halsey, and while the shot may be more immediately scathing for Young Gerald, Em has never taken kindly to having his personal life dragged into his conflicts. Given how Kamikaze seemingly found Eminem reinvigorated, regaining his lust for blood and no-fucks-given demeanor, one has to expect a response in the near future. It’s like Paul Rosenberg predicted during his moment in the sun. “It’s a slippery slope,” warned Em’s longtime friend and manager, expecting fallout from Kamikaze’s scathing nature. Yet as Em warned on the very same project, he hasn’t quite forgotten how to revert back to some “Ja Rule shit.” Should we be expecting something along the lines “The Sauce,” “Nail In The Cfin,” or “The Warning?” At this point, it’s anybody’s guess.

Eminem's "Kamikaze" Album: The Most Intricate Lyrical Moments

Don’t cut him short, Eminem never wavers f track, even when the acrobatics are kicked into high gear. Say what you will about the man behind the mask, but on a technical level, Em is one the best to ever do it. We’re talking internal rhyme schemes, double-time-triple time, rhymes within rhymes, inadvertent changes in tempo, invertebrate speech, half rhymes, tonal implementation, you name it he’s done it.

There are many instances on Kamikaze in which Eminem displays his dazzling array tricks. In no particular order I’ve selected the best the best, starting with “Not Alike” featuring Royce Da 5’9, himself quite the technician. Tay Keith’s impromptu beat switch calls for Eminem to deliver a more languid flow than he’d like, but in the bottom half the 2nd verse a light sets f and Marshall goes berserk. The bolded part is delivered so rapidly you can’t make out anything but a scribble sound.

“Invisible with the pen, I’m at the pinnacle sick individuals
Stick my dick and put the tip in at minimal
I’m fuckin’ these syllables, I let them lick on my genitals
I’m a fucking invisible, indefensible, despicable, difficult prick
A little bit unpredictable, I spit the formidable
That you bitches are fuckin’ with the original.”

The introductory verse on “Fall” is good example Eminem’s compression act. Eminem’s ability to create amorphous lines over a static metronome has always been his greatest asset. It allows him to add “exposition” at the end each idea, which in turn makes his stories all more idiosyncratic or three-dimensional. The bolded parts are little add-ons that enliven the story without diverging into a tangent.

“Gotta concentrate, against the clock I race
Got no time to waste, I’m already late, I got a marathoner’s pace
Went from addict to a workaholic, word to Dr. Dre
In that first marijuana tape—guess I got a chronic case
And I ain’t just blowin’ smoke, ‘less it’s in your momma’s face
I know this time Paul and Dre, they won’t tell me what not to say.”

This three passages, among others on “Venom” are emblematic Eminem’s “staccato” technique. What Em is essentially doing is puncturing his flow, which in turn allows him to literally create a standstill while the beat continues to build. The bolded parts clearly denote a well-intended stutter.

“This medicine’s screamin’, “L-l-l-let us in!”
L-l-lick like a salad bowl, Edgar Allan Poe.”

“Screw it, to hell with it, I went through hell with accelerants
And blew up my-my-myself again.”

Cocked, fuck around and catch a hot one
I-i-it’s evident I’m not done
V-venomous, the thought spun.”

“Normal” is exactly as the title suggests, but Eminem does something interesting here as well. The bolded word “evening” is essentially carved in two in order to create a rhyme scheme with the words “heave,” “naive,” and the newly formed conjunction “eve.” In literary terms, Eminem is creating enjambment wherever he wants across the text/record. I say “text” because in you case you haven’t noticed Eminem is inarguably a writer.

“And throw it up in her face ’til I dry heave
How could I be so naive?
Should I leave or turn this entire evening
Into a motherfucking crime scene?”

I’ll leave you the rest the album’s for you to discover. Next time you listen to Kamikaze try using this technical framework. You might see Eminem under a different light, who knows? 

Royce Da 5'9" Savagely Shuts Down Fan Critiquing Verse On Eminem's "Not Alike"

One the biggest surprises the year has to be Eminem’s new Kamikaze album. Yesterday, Em previewed one his new songs and while it was assumed by many that it would drop soon, we weren’t expecting a full-length project to pop up at midnight. With the world checking out the living legend’s new piece work, many are starting to reflect on the content being presented. Yes, there were a lot disses but Shady also put on a few his favorite artists with features from Joyner Lucas and Jessie Reyez. Of course, Royce da 5’9″ also made an appearance and while HNHH readers are loving the Tay Keith-produced “Not Alike” with a current 98% approval rating, one fan wasn’t feeling Royce’s inclusion.

Telling the artist that he struggled to keep up on the Memphis producer’s beat, Royce caught wind the tweet and decided to clap back in a lethal manner. Royce saw the “struggle” comment and felt it was time for him to chime in and homie did not hold back. “Only thing I struggle with is being a alcoholic… Now go finger your mother,” wrote the Detroit spitter, which is sure to shut the hater up in no time.

Royce famously quit drinking in 2012 after it proved to be detrimental to his career and with Eminem now also sober, the two can likely lean on each other for advice on handling their temptations. Hopefully, this proves as a reminder not to mess with Royce as he will snap at you in a manner you probably aren’t expecting.

Machine Gun Kelly Pops Bottle In Response To Eminem's "Kamikaze" Diss

Machine Gun Kelly has been at the receiving end two diss tracks today from G-Eazy and Eminem. His beef with G-Eazy seems to surround his speculation that the “No Limit” rapper stole his swag and Halsey. However, G-Eazy’s since addressed it in his new track, “Bad Boy” but it looks like this beef will likely simmer down after today. Eminem also took issue with the Bad Boy rapper on Kamikaze cut, “Not Alike” but it looks like MGK might just be happy that Em acknowledged his existence.

Machine Gun Kelly took to Instagram to respond to Eminem’s diss on “Not Alike.” The rapper is seen playing the exact part the song where Em fires shots and pops a bottle champagne while screaming with what seems to be joy. Clearly, he isn’t that mad about Eminem’s words.

Eminem’s diss seems to stem from MGK sliding in the comment section his daughter’s Instagram.

“But next time you don’t gotta use Tech N9ne if you wanna come at me with a sub-machine gun/ And I’m talking to you but you already know who the f*** you are, Kelly/ I don’t use sublims and sure as f*** don’t sneak-diss/ But keep commenting on my daughter Hailie,” Em raps on the song.

G-Eazy may have perfectly summarized how both he and Eminem feel about MGK on “Bad Boy.”

“MGK please stop trolling me, get over me/ You wanna be me, you’re mad that you’re not as big as me,” Eazy raps on the track.

Keep in tune for more updates on this “feud.”