Hip-hop pioneer Melle Mel hits back at Eminem with the new diss-track.
It all started earlier this year when speaking to The Art Of Dialogue Melle Mel said Eminem is considered a top 5 rapper only because he’s white. To exactly quote his words, Melle Mel said: “Obviously, he’s a capable rapper. If we talk about sales and he sold more than everybody, okay, if we talk about rhyme style, okay, he got a rhyme style. But he is white! He is white! If Eminem was just another ni–a like the rest of us, would he be top 5 on that list when a ni–a can rhyme just as good as him is 35?! They had records and all that.”
It was not the first time Melle Mel name-checked Eminem. Couple of years ago, in an interview with VLAD TV, The Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five rapper said: “I would easily beat Eminem in a battle. It would be the easiest thing I ever did. Easy. Technically he is a great rapper but I’m the greatest. I know how to write it. When I put it down it’s gonna stay down. It would be the easiest thing that I ever did. And when people bring that up, just say ‘you can’t beat Eminem’. I’ve been doing this all my life. I don’t even write how I used to write but still, easy. Rap is my destiny. Everybody that’s out there rapping, they all trying to do something that I did 40 years ago.”
In response to The Art Of Dialogue interview, Eminem jumped on a track with his latest signee Ez Mil on the “Realest” track. Em opens his verse with the following lines: “Guess I’ve really no right to complain much hip hop has been good to me huh / But when they say that I’m only top five ’cause I’m white why would I be stunned / My skin color’s still working against me (What) ’cause second I should be to none / Being white ain’t why they put me at five (Nope) it’s why they can’t put me at one (Whoot).”
Later, he directly mentions Melle Mel: “Shout to the Furious Five and Grandmaster Flash but boy (What up doe) / There’s someone who really is furious stay out his path his wrath avoid / And I’ll be the last to toy with a juice head whose brain is like half destroyed / Like a meteor hit it well there went Melle Mel we lost his ass to roids (Damn).”
Today, Melle Mel’s team announced that one of the architects of hip-hop is dropping a diss-track at 5mp EST. In an exclusive clip Melle Mel has provided a teaser from the song with the lyrics, “No apologies, this ain’t a disclaimer/I’m the king of legends, the first Hall of Famer/Making diss tracks, I know you’re with that/Now everybody get ready for the kickback.”
The diss track is finally out. Check it below and tell us your opinions in the comment sections of our social media accounts.