What Is Eminem Waiting For? Did MGK Win?

Eminem is taking his sweet time with a reply to MGK's "Rap Devil." Is the "rap god" taking too long? Or is it more?

(AllHipHop Opinion) Make no mistake about it, MGK is at the top of the charts with his scathing diss of Eminem in Rap Devil. The song is not like Remy Mas Nicki Minaj diss (SHEther) or Pusha Ts diss of Drake (The Story of Adidon), because it is a whole new song, not a reprise of somebody elses hit. The song is at the top of iTunes now and it has leapt over every other song. It has to be a good feeling for MGK. Nobody else stepped up in any way or fashion. Joe Budden, a world class battle emcee, replied with a long, effective rant. Not a single bar though. And, Eminem? He has let a week go by with not a single new bar at Kelly, even though he licked off the first shot.

MGK is celebrating.for good reason.

Could it be that MGK was the one that would go on to topple Eminem? Probably not, but did he do sufficient damage to claim the win? Maybe. Remember, in 2018 - when you fire shots, the clock is on. MGK, the much younger man, understands this very clearly. He went and recorded 1) and original song 2) four full verses of flames and 3) a whole video for his former idol. Thats a lot even in this day and age of technology. Eminems Kamikaze stands as one of his better works, despite what these non-hip-hop-pop critics are saying. But, the shot clock expired a few days ago.

I think I know what Eminem is going through. Hes probably second guessing himself. You can tell he went all out on Kamikaze - only to get panned again!? I dont think Eminem is reading the critical reviews from AllHipHop.com. He should, but I think he cares mostly about USA Today, who gave him a scalding negative review. Also, Eminem is a true writer in the old school sense and I bet hes overthinking it. Thirdly, WE keep Em up to a standard so high that I dont know that he can do it himself. MGK called him the GOAT so that means the bar is up there!

There is another thing that is likely swirling inside of Eminem. Mac Miller dying. Even thought the death happened well after ("well after" in internet terms) MGK's "Rap Devil," the truth is it would be in poor taste to reply "negatively" while people are mourning. And people are taking the death of the 26-year old rapper heavily. I met only met Mac twice and it hit me hard, since I met a young man full of life. On top of that, Drake squashed beef with Drake, Chris Brown and Kanye West over the weekend. The move was met with cheers all over the world. The tone of the entire Hip-Hop Nation changed in a week. Shoot, I wrote a full-fledged op-ed piece praising Eminem for Kamikaze and before I could print it, it was old. MGK replied. Then, Joe Budden. And even Shad Reed's glowing review happened. Beef mutates quickly like in a slaughterhouse.

Some say this is a silly beef and maybe it is. The whole foundation of it is pretty lame, but its still Hip-Hop. The battle is the very core of what we are. Outsiders dont get it and they should stop trying, quite frankly. Its like walking into another country and expecting the natives to speak England. How American of them.

Eminem is one of the greats, but hes going to have to impose some modern criteria on himself right now. Some have already charged that his younger counterpart has already won, but I am not saying that. Both Mr. Porter and Bizarre have stated very matter-of-factly that there is an MGK response is forthcoming, but lets be honest. Time is of the essence these days, even if the result is a methodical murderous masterpiece. The same almost happened to Pusha T as The Story of Adidon came later than expected. All of that was erased when the now-classic record hit the internet with cover art to go with it. And all was right again.

The ball is in Ems court. Now shoot the rock.

Comments (21)
No. 1-13
natelivliv
natelivliv

eminem is fire, mgk is pretty good too, but eminem > mgk

MiggyA
MiggyA

Mgk spent 6 years writing his diss. Article is trash.

OG.Misterkush
OG.Misterkush

I agree, that this is an absolute sht article. No wonder it's on the "opinion" tab. Wanna hear facts?? Ain't no way some little, skinny, non-talented 26 year old btch rapper who comments on social media about anyone's daughter being quote "Hot as F*uck" WHO AT THE TIME WAS A MINOR, while this kid was 20 or 21 , let alone EM'S daughter (knowing how much him and his family have been through) WILL EVER take the place or put in place Em. Nor will he ever make 9 #1 selling albums in his pathetic little career if it doesn't get ended by Em when he drops this kid like he dropped kamikaze. Get this garbage article out of here.

Emcareerkiller
Emcareerkiller

Eminem murders careers when he starts to release his venom...murder inc joe budden benzino Maria Carey...lol the list is huge for all who haven't released one track since his vicious battles let remember this epic torture of benzino

ren_vasquez
ren_vasquez

Dumb article. MGK fired first on Tech N9ne's "No Reasons" a few months back..

Nas responded to Jay Z 6 months later with Ether.

Aids
Aids

Listen this was a very well executed plan by eminem. Hip hop was dead this generation of hip hop is a fucking embarrassment to a culture. Eminem wants a response but only the best will stand and spit bars , Eminem just took hip hop back to battle rap because he can lmfao bow down and pay homage.

This article is shit
This article is shit

Stop typing shit. MGK has this written over years, bar 1 or 2 lines. Em said a few lines which is all MGK deserved. If he bothers he'll bury a very average Mc like this. Its about time these whack rappers all get their heads taken.

Aids
Aids

Yes mate you just said what I was about to type to these spastics

vdutch90
vdutch90

most yall in the comments obviously don't listen when Eminem speaks. not going to argue his side for him that's just stupid, even more so then this comment. but aso how much money did mgk make from this diss. not the diss mgk put out but from Eminem mentioning him.... whoever the fuck thinks Eminem would lose to anyone is retarded. quite sure Eminem could release some shit in 5 seconds to reply, as in a battle which is what the fuck Eminem is know for morons. but anyways um don't care anymore im over it Eminem won mgk lost. let him suck eminems cock more in the next track he put out....

and next page on my news feed says em is working on his next music videos. as said by mrporter emienm has other projects going on, and by that he means giving money to kids ( that being Eminem even dissing mgk would in turn give him revenue he doesn't deserve) he is and has been a busy man. you expect Obama to replay to every stupid thing trump does no its stupid not worth the time so why the fuck you 1% fucks sucking eachothers dicks so much fuck off and die whores report me I cont care its funny hahahahahahhaha yolo clutch Gucci Gucci Gucci Gucci gucccciggggguuuuccccccccccci eskadaaaaaaaaaa fuck thast

Antwonpjmjla
Antwonpjmjla

"And, Eminem? He has let a week go by with not a single new bar at Kelly, even though he licked off the first shot."

Facts were facts are due, I mean, come on. Eminem didn't fire the first shot. Tech n9ne and MGK started it with there subliminal diss in 'No Reason'. Have a listen and get your shit sorted before publishing utter nonsense.

I recently revisited the shady/murder inc beef, and at times I thought Ja Rule had the upper hand....but the way Em alone went in on the replies, damn, I wouldn't wanna be in MGK's shoes right now. Then 50, Busta, Obie had their say, and they killed it. They put him down and he couldn't get back up after that.

MGK made his bed, shady gonna make him lie in it, but boy, Eminem gonna put that boy to sleep.

357ish
357ish

really? This site being called Allhiphop and you think MGK won? Em's few bars still are better then MGK's whole song...Em said what he wanted to. Like OT Gensis said Em shouldn't even reply

Carian
Carian

He released his reply yesterday and murdered MGK

nic0705
nic0705

My money is on tonight, when better than when he's in front of a stadium full of people in his home town for the opening night of Monday Night Football? Maybe he'll pull a Bill O'Reilly. "F**k it, we'll do it live"