Despite being one of rap's most prolific and versatile lyricists, Eminem is also the very last person you'd want to get into a feud with. Over the years, he has launched numerous scathing assaults against his opponents, with diss tracks that not only showcase the rapper's savage lyrical abilities, but also his creative insults, threats and call-outs.
The Eminem-Benzino feud is one of Eminem's most infamous and nasty, kicking off when Eminem refused to interview with Benzino. The story goes that Benzino had used his magazine, The Source, to disrespect the Detroit native, and in retaliation for being given the cold shoulder, he released a freestyle diss and kicked off a years-long rap beef.
The ante is constantly being upped to keep the fans entertained, so lines will be crossed while artists strive to find unique and creative ways to slander their opponents. Mothers, women, and children have all been involved. And in the YouTube era, a rapper just might show up to your house with a camera crew looking for a brawl. So with beef always in season, Complex has compiled the 50 best hip-hop diss songs for your consumption. Vegetarians beware.
\"Last year didn't work out so well for me,\" Eminem freely admits on the intro to the title track. Yet somehow the former clown prince of rap, who always enjoyed taking the piss out of self-important people, manages to take himself way too seriously. After releasing an album that everybody deservedly slept on eight months ago, one sure way to get a rise out of the entire industry is to diss the entire industry. He fires shots at rappers active and recently retired (Drake, Lil Yachty, Vince Staples, Tyler, the Creator, Machine Gun Kelly and Joe Budden) and personalities old and new (Charlamagne tha God, DJ Akademiks and, yes, Joe Budden). He hates mumble rap and everybody replicating the Migos flow, too. Basically, his beef is with the entire state of hip-hop.
But what's beef If you're Eminem, beef is when a rapper half your age with even less relevance flirts with your teenaged daughter on Twitter. In 2012, Machine Gun Kelly, an Eminem clone down to his dyed-blonde hair, tweeted that Hailie was \"hot as f---,\" adding, \"in the most respectful way possible cuz Em is king.\" Dad didn't take it kindly and MGK alleges a feud has persisted between them since. But in dissing Kelly, Eminem has given him more relevance than he's enjoyed since signing with Puff Daddy six years ago. Kelly's clap back, \"Rap Devil,\" which hit No. 1 on iTunes this week, is a bitter pill: \"You're not getting better with time / It's fine, Eminem, put down the pen.\"
Through this lens, his controversial but familiar use of the homophobic slur \"faggot,\" used to lash back at Tyler, the Creator on the song \"Fall,\" for a perceived diss of Revival, takes on new context. (Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, who contributed vocals to the song before its completion, has since distanced himself from it.) Suddenly, a song like \"Normal,\" seemingly about a romance gone awry, becomes a metaphor for his dead-end relationship with rap. \"How do I keep getting in relationships like this Maybe it says something about me,\" he says on the song's intro. \"Should I look in the mirror\" When he doubles up near the album's close with \"Nice Guy\" and \"Good Guy,\" both featuring vocalist Jessie Reyez, the toxic pattern sound all too familiar. It's Eminem questioning why he's no longer good enough, then answering his question in the same breath. Because the truth is Eminem has been cheating on hip-hop, too.
SENAY KENFE: You were talking about how as time goes by, you reconcile yourself with a lot of your former adversaries. [You dropped] one of the top ten diss tracks in hip-hop I would say. Looking back on that track, do you see it as being one of those big moments in hip-hopDefinitely a big moment.
Machine gun Kelly's diss track to Eminem which has been buzzing the social media as a hit or miss for the rapper. Read Also : EMINEM EXPLAINED WHY HE DISSED MGK AND REPLIED MGK RAP DEVIL DISS add jingle - edit mp3 and mp4 tags for free add jingle - edit mp3 and mp4 tags for free add jingle - edit mp3 and mp4 tags for free The diss was a response to Eminem's diss on his new song \"Not alike\" which was of kamikaze album. 153554b96e