Well, it happened. Someone not many people know about went after Eminem. Why, you ask? Let’s just say you never want to tell Eminem’s daughter that she’s hot on social media. It’s now Eminem vs. Machine Gun Kelly. Is real rap back?
Eminem just dropped his latest album, to everyone’s surprise, called “Kamikaze”. On this album, the 45 year old rapper disses quite a few people, and in a sense lumping a lot of the new and up and coming rappers all together by making fun of how they mumble. The focal point of this album has revolved around and turned into diss mayhem with Machine Gun Kelly. Eminem’s song, “Not Alike” references MGK and how he said Em’s daughter, Hailie, is hot on Instagram. Eminem goes after MGK hard, “If you wanna come at me with a sub, Machine Gun
And I’m talkin’ 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“, and it goes on for a whole verse.
On September 3rd, MGK came back at Eminem with a diss track called “Rap Devil”, solely directed at Eminem and a track title that plays on his “Rap God” single. A full song dissing Eminem about how he used to be MGK’s idol, how he’s old, and how he’s really hanging on to the Hailie comment. Seemed pretty great, until Eminem came back with his diss track called, “Kill Shot”. This diss came even harder at MGK, “So before you die let’s see who can out-petty who
With your corny lines (“Slim, you’re old”)—ow, Kelly, ooh
But I’m 45 and I’m still outselling you
By 29, I had three albums that had blew
Now let’s talk about somethin’ I don’t really do
Go in someone’s daughter’s mouth stealin’ food
But you’re a f****’ mole hill
Now I’ma make a mountain out of you, woo!” Seemingly, this has shut down the diss tracks back and forth.
However, it doesn’t end there folks, oh no. MGK posted a picture that he thought would come back and jab Eminem. Well, I have to say that it failed. Terribly. MGK is shown on stage wearing a t-shirt of Eminem’s “Kill Shot” cover artwork, and he’s flipping off the camera, with a crowd of people behind him. Seems pretty clever, except the arena he’s performing at is only partially filled and it’s noticeable. Fans immediately started calling out MGK on social media saying that this was really Fall Out Boy’s crowd (he opened for them), and that he asked the crowd to all put up their middle fingers for a picture, not explaining what it was for. The fans also call him out by saying he was wearing a sweatshirt covering the t-shirt he had on and only took it off just before the picture was taken and he didn’t show the crowd what was on it. A video has popped up on the internet, which shows MGK rapping his diss track toward Eminem, live at that same concert, and getting booed. Now, MGK has come forward and said the boos where fake… Sure, anyone would deny that video is real.
Heres the twist that gets me on all this dissing back and forth. I read an article yesterday that says both Eminem and MGK used the same producer for each of their diss tracks. Seems a bit fishy to me. Seems like they are both doing a bit of self promoting and this could all be a hoax. To answer the question, “Is real rap back?” In my opinion, real rap is not back. It was all fake. But feel free to believe what you want to believe. I will say, however, all this has been better than any of the “mumble” rap that’s been put out recently.