After beefing with Eminem and changing the genre, it looks like Machine Gun Kelly is coming back to hip-hop. Few days ago, the Cleveland rapper dropped “Doja” freestyle with Cordae and now he’s back rapping over one of the most iconic songs in hip-hop history: Jay-Z and Eminem’s “Renegade.”
“Renegade” is a song from Jay-Z’s The Blueprint album, featured and produced by Eminem. Itserves as a “f–k you” to critics who said JAY-Z had forgotten his ghetto roots with his new found riches, and moralizers who said Eminem was a bad influence on children.
This was considered a major coup for Eminem, who had released The Marshall Mathers LP a year earlier to widespread controversy. Not only was Slim Shady the only guest rapper on the whole album, but he produced the beat (to which a song with Royce Da 5’9″ had already been recorded.)
The widespread perception, popularized by Nas, was that Eminem killed Jay, but that’s debatable, Em spits very in-your-face, overt punchlines, while Jay drops metaphors, multiple entendre gems that can only be appreciated by taking a closer look. However, Jay admitted in an interview that Em’s verse was better, he stated:
“No, I think Eminem is very intelligent rapper… It’s just, when you make 4000 songs.. I’m constant collaborator, you know and… some people gonna have better days. It’s just the way it is. But if we count the amount as the competitor and if we count the amount of records that I’ve been on versus people who had better performances then it’s gonna be 400 to 3.”
That’s a little background of the song… As far as MGK’s freestyle, you can check it below and tell us your thoughts under the comment sections of our social media accounts.