Jessie Reyez has so much to say, and hearing her say it is so much fun. More »
“I’m an R&B nigga with a hip-hop core.” That’s 6LACK, the Atlanta singer born Ricardo Valentine, on “Scripture,” a track from East Atlanta Love Letter, the #3 album in America this week. That title and 6LACK’s stage name both reference Zone 6, the crime-riddled section of East Atlanta where he grew up. If you’re among … More »
After taking aim at Die Antwoord frontman Ninja on Kamikaze track, “The Greatest,” Eminem has locked, loaded, and fired a “KILLSHOT” at rapper Machine Gun Kelly, another target from Em’s recent surprise LP drop. Eminem originally targeted Kelly on Kamikaze‘s “Not Alike.” Kelly quickly rebutted the callout with a diss aimed back at Eminem on “Rap Devil.” “KILLSHOT” is Eminem’s scathing response to MGK’s returned volley, and as to be expected, the song is a coarsely worded verbal assault that essentially ends the conflict in four minutes.
“I’m 45 and I’m still outselling you,” Em spits, “I’d rather be 80-year-old me than 20-year-old you.” Eminem taunts MGK in his claim that he has “more fans” in MGK’s city than the Cleveland rapper himself, before taunting, “what good is a f****ng machine gun when it’s out of ammo?” The no holds barred diss track even goes after MGK’s man bun — the veteran Detroit emcee spares no punches. Eminem raps, in a nod to the single’s artwork, a sketch of MGK, complete with the aforementioned man bun and glaring crosshairs on the junior rapper’s face. If anything is for sure, it’s that Eminem just discharged another hollow point, and he’s not only got menacing aim, but plenty of ammo in the chamber.
Back in 2012, the Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly tweeted that Eminem’s daughter, then 17, was hot. Eminem held a grudge. Two weeks ago, Eminem came out with the surprise album Kamikaze, and he went after Machine Gun Kelly on the song “Not Alike.” Machine Gun Kelly returned fire a few days later … More »
Eminem released his latest album, Kamikaze, last month. On its tenth track, “Fall,” he called Tyler, the Creator a “faggot.” In Eminem’s recent interview with Sway, Eminem apologized for the homophobic slur. “I think the word that I called him on that song was one of the things where I felt like this … More »
Poor Icona Pop. The shouty Swedish singing duo don’t have much to hang their hat on, historically speaking. In the moment, I thought their 2013 debut album was pretty good, but time has mostly forgotten them. The one thing they could definitely claim is SEO dominance for the phrase “I Love It” thanks to the … More »
We are now two weeks out from the release of Kamikaze, Eminem’s deeply tiresome mad-at-everyone surprise album. He’s already made one video, a clip for the Justin Vernon-assisted “Fall” that may or may not double as an attempt to hype up the new Venom movie. And now he’s already got another … More »
Rap veteran Eminem reclaimed the number one spot on the UK’s albums chart with Kamikaze, the Detroit bar spitter’s ninth studio production. Kamikaze’s peak position on the UK chart, however, signifies a larger career achievement for Eminem, who now boasts the longest run of consecutive number one albums in UK chart history, as per the Official Charts History.
Eminem surpassed fellow chart dominators, Led Zeppelin and ABBA, who respectively earned eight number ones in a row. The Marshall Mathers LP, The Eminem Show, Encore, Relapse, Recovery, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Curtain Call: The Hits, and Revival previously cozied up in the number one spot before Kamikaze.
Kamikaze, like its name, was dropped as a surprise album by Eminem at the beginning of September. It quickly detonated on social media, courtesy of its numerous scalding attacks on other rappers.
A rap album rarely arrives without a diss or two, and Eminem‘s 10 studio album was no exception. Eminem took aim at South African hip-hop group, Die Antwoord, on Kamikaze‘s second track, “Greatest.” Characteristically quickly spit, the verses that comprise the track contain a jab that is anything but thinly veiled. “Who the f*ck was I now Ninja try to duck my slugs/To let ya girl get f*cked by Muggs,” Eminem raps in a frontal address to the Die Antwoord frontman that suggests that Ninja’s current ex-wife and fellow Antwoord constituent, Yolanda Visser, was the “girl” to “get f*cked by Muggs,” the DJ for the California based hip-hop quartet, Cypress Hill.
Ninja and Visser appear alongside each other in a response video newly published to Die Antwoord’s YouTube channel. “It sounds like you missed us,” Visser states at the video’s opening. Ninja follows Visser’s remark with several short but nonetheless barbed verses that not only affirm the platonic nature of Ninja and Visser’s current relationship — as per Ninja, “Yolandi” is “not [his] girl, bra” — but burn Eminem’s approach.
“She’s just my best friend who loves me/And everybody knows Vissy dated Muggzy/Mad respect to my brother Muggs/Em you slipping/You used to rap better on drugs.” He later spits, “We bred these kids Em they ain’t giving no fucks/But they not feeling your rhymes or your botox,” Ninja concludes.
At age 76, Paul McCartney is still horny as hell. Judging by the advance singles from the former Beatle’s new album Egypt Station, the guy who once hollered “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road” continues to have a very active libido on the eve of his 17th solo studio album. More »