Ok now as I sit here and try to find the best words to describe this rap beef between Eminem, Machine Gun Kelly, and G Eazy. In this article I will be reviewing and giving my opinion on Not Alike, Rap Devil, and Bad Boy.
Let’s start with the King Eminem’s diss Not Alike. Not Alike is a song on Eminem’s new surprise album Kamikaze and it features lyrical heavy hitter and a long time friend to Slim Shady. Royce Da 5’9”. The song features a trippy heavy synth beat that uses a cadence to make fun of the new generation of “”Mumble Rappers””. Eminem calls out Machine Gun Kelly by name and starts by addressing what MGK said about his daughter, and then he continued to discredit MGK’s street credibility.
“Like a fuckin’ cocked semi Glock, demi-god
Let me put a fucking silencer on this little
Non-threatening blond fairy cornball”
This is the only line that stood out from the rest. Then Eminem does what he does best; Rappity Rap! In comes the hail of rappity rap lines that don’t say much, but with that masterful infliction and the ability to fool people into thinking you’re going hard because you rap faster, this track/ verse falls short on being an impact by leagues.
As for Machine Gun Kelly’s response, he started off correct with the
song title; Rap Devil. With this semi clever play on Eminem’s song Rap
God, I have to give 1 and ½ thumbs up. Honestly I would’ve rather the
track be called Skittles or Fuck Eminem or a play on another candy
maybe, but we can’t all get what we want. This isn’t a bad diss, but
when you go up against a monolith you have to come with at least 40
pounds of C4. MGK only came equipped with an M80, 5 smoke bombs, and a
whole backpack full of sparklers. He made fun of Eminem’s age and
calling on Trick Trick to handle his street beef, not to mention making
fun of Eminem’s songs, movies, etc. MGK also did a good job of pointing
out and repeating what a lot of people are saying about Mathers being
washed up and that he isn’t in his prime anymore, which I have to
regretfully agree with. On this diss record Em was also accused of
trying to black ball MGK, and MGK not understanding the fact that Eminem
got so much money but trying to stop him from eating. The major
highlight of this Rap Devil is easily the hook. It’s very catchy and
does the task of pointing out the facts and then engaging the listener
to want to talk about it. Was it put together with any type of
cleverness? Not in the slightest. Does it have truths? It does. All
of this is all for nothing though, because he compliments Em on teaching
him his hustle and paving the way for him. Overall Rap Devil was
Machine Gun Kelly’s attempt to dissect and expose Eminem’s whole life
even though Em has been pretty candid during rap career, so it’s
whatever. Although Machine Gun Kelly did a good job of not wasting bars
and making every single bar count, Rap Devil didn’t make that big of an
impact to me. The shots fired all hit the target, but Eminem’s plot
armor of saying most of those things himself protects him from Rap Devil
leaving him a carcass bleeding profusely to the lab for a response.
Last but not least, Bad Boy by G Eazy. This diss just like those before it poked at personal issues and states facts about the artist. G Eazy felt some type of way about FunkMaster Flex bringing Machine Gun Kelly on to his show, where he unveiled his G Eazy diss.
I’m not even going to lie, MGK’s diss was pretty hot, but G Eazy
responded back with facts. G Eazy sends shots to both Flex and
disrespects all of Machine Gun Kelly’s accomplishments by comparing them
to his own, which diminishes Kelly’s accolades by leaps and bounds.
Then G Eazy continues to tell the story about how they toured with each
other and Kelly was mean mugging him, to which G Eazy addressed him
about it. According to G Eazy, Kelly backpedaled and got sentimental
and bitched up. In short Kelly got in his feelings and told G Eazy you
dope I fuck with you and then after the tour, he started sending shots
again. Even more hurtful things were said when he exposed that Puffy of
Bad Boy, which is the label Kelly is signed to don’t like him. While
this contains everything that I enjoy out of a diss record, it didn’t
hit home to me.
This morning I heard an interesting way of describing this rap beef and I honestly at this current point in time disagree with it.
“Who doesn’t like a good train wreck? Look, we don’t watch NASCAR for
the race, we watch for the possibility of a crash” -Marciel Dubois
In conclusion, I don’t feel that this beef should be getting the buzz
that it’s getting. Because rap is in the shit state that it’s in, this
is getting more publicity than it deserves. I’m still going to keep an
eye out on it though, because I want to see how Eminem is going to
respond to Rap Devil and I also hope the beef between G Eazy and Machine
Gun Kelly escalates until it is only one man standing. The King
(Eminem) methodically moved his one space and now is waiting to deal the
killing blow, The Knight (G Eazy) is moving to conquer his opponents
while still paying homage to the King, while the Pawn (Machine Gun
Kelly) has his sights on being more than just a human shield. His eyes
are on the throne and he doesn’t care what pieces are in his way to it.
Comment, share your thoughts, and let’s talk.