In the world of hip-hop music, there is the term ‘diss’ which is part of the language of everyday conversation. It means more or less disrespectful.
Diss track is a song whose lyrics are intended for others, usually full of harsh words and scathing reproach.
One name that is known to do diss very often is Eminem. The King, as he is often called, created a lot of controversy through lyrics.
At the end of August, Eminem shocked the public with ‘Kamikaze’, the tenth album to appear without warning.
No one expected Slim Shady to release the album, because he still had a new ‘Revival’ that was circulating in December 2017.
The music video ‘Fall’ came out of nowhere, followed by ‘Lucky You’.
In ‘Kamikaze’, popular names are scattered in several diss tracks, inviting many pros and cons reactions:
Machine Gun Kelly
The diss war between Eminem and rapper Machine Gun Kelly began in 2012, when MGK called Eminem’s sexy daughter in one of her Twitter tweets.
Three years later, MGK claimed he was banned by a number of radio stations and music stores because of the tweet.
In ‘Not Alike’, Eminem “rebuked” MGK. “And I’m talking to you but you already know who the f*ck you are, Kelly. I don’t use sublims and sure as f*ck don’t sneak-diss. But keep commenting on my daughter Hailie.”
Did not take long, MGK responded with the song ‘Rap Devil’, in which he called Eminem ‘conscious and boring’, adding, “Still can’t cover up the fact the last four albums as bad as your selfie.”
Eminem, who is always honest with what she thinks, has never covered up her dislike of the number one person in America.
In 2016, he had a ‘Campaign Speech’, criticizing the president for almost a full eight minutes.
“But I think it’s workin ‘, these verses are getting’ him a wee bit nervous. And he’s too scared to answer me with words ’cause he knows that he will lyrically get murdered. But I know at least he’s heard it’ cause Agent “Orange just sent the Secret Service, to meet in person to see if I really think of hurting him, or ask if I’m linked to terrorists,” Eminem said.
There is no bad history between Eminem and Drake, instead the two collaborated and shared the stage several times.
But in ‘Kamikaze’, The King did not forget to tuck in what appeared to be a small insinuation in response to the Drake scandal that allegedly used the services of others to write songs and not properly credit in 2016.
“You got some views, but you’re still below me. Mine is higher, so when you compare our views, you get overlooked. And I don’t say the hook unless I write the hook,” Eminem said.
Later, Eminem denied the allegations, saying he always respected and liked Drake.
Tyler, The Creator
This one Diss has quite a long tail, because Eminem is considered to show dislike for same-sex enthusiasts.
Tyler once wrote of his admiration for his seniors in the era of the album ‘Relapse’ in 2009, but last year he said the song ‘Walk On Water’ was bad.
“Tyler created nothing, I see why you called yourself af*ggot, bitch. It’s not just ’cause you lack attention, it’s’ cause you worship D12’s b*lls, you’re s*c-rilegious. If you’re gonna critique me, you better at least be as good or better, “Eminem said in ‘Fall’.
Justin Vernon, vocalist Bon Iver, later called the lyrics a tiresome slur.
Before long, Eminem expressed regret, feeling that what he had written was outrageous because it hurt many people, even though his initial purpose was indeed mocking Tyler.
There isn’t a specific name Eminem said, but he denounced the biggest annual awards show for musicians all over the world.
In fact, he has brought home 15 trophies throughout his career, and was repeatedly nominated.
The last was in 2015 through the album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP2’.
“Then tell the Grammys to go and f*ck themselves, they suck the blood from all the biggest artists like some leeches. So they nominate ’em, get’ em there, get a name to ’em. See the show, every parasite needs a host, “Eminem said, still in ‘Fall’.