Lets be clear, people. We like Joe Budden around these parts. Thats no mystery. We think this is one talented young man that has a lot to offer the game. Hes skilled with the lyrics and is one of the best emcees out and about these days.
On the other side of things, there is Grandmaster Melle Mel. We love Melle Mel for what he represents to Hip-Hop, as a pioneer and as a skilled emcee. Back in 2003, we were the first to regard Mel as The Original G.O.A.T. and since then, the term has been used very widespread. Check out those interviews here: Part 1 and Part 2.
Make no mistake about it...Melle is a great Hip-Hop artist in every sense of the word.
Now, we come to the year 2009, a time well past when Melle Mel was that G.O.A.T. figure in Hip-Hop. But, there is a saying, once a G.O.A.T., always a G.O.A.T. Thats not really a saying, but you get the point. The point in, Joe acting as if Melle Mel doesnt deserve his spot is to speak blasphemy against, say Muhammad Ali. It would be like Micheal Jordan dissing Dr. J or Kobe Bryant dissing Micheal Jordan or Lebron well you get the message.
Theres no love lost for Joe Budden, but Melle Mel has rebutted the New Jersey rappers comments. He does it will style, finesse and if you watch til the end, you will see that sometimes Melle Mel still has to slap the wrist of his children from time to time.
For those that need to know, Melle Mell and members of the Furious Five are set to embark on a tour of the world. They told AllHipHop.com exclusively his plans.
I have been building myself up for a couple of years now, it's time for the people to witness the original Furious 5 MCs all together on one stage. Me, Scorpio, Rahiem and Kid Creole are also shopping a reality show about The Furious 5 MCs. Melle Mel
From living oversea in Switzerland and Germany, the question was always when is The Original Furious 5 coming overseas? After getting inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I felt like it was time. I have always viewed our fans and audience as family, so I am looking forward to getting back together with everyone. - Scorpio
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