In a groundbreaking move that has sent shockwaves through the music industry, the legendary Eminem has recently added a brilliant new talent, EZ Mil, to his prestigious label, Shady House. This remarkable collaboration has already set the world abuzz, with Eminem also making a special appearance on EZ Mil's latest track, titled "Realest."
For those familiar with Eminem's discography, his diss tracks have become the stuff of legends, drawing massive attention and stirring heated debates. On this occasion, the brunt of Eminem's fiery lyrical prowess is aimed squarely at two notable rappers - The Game and Grandmaster Melle Mel. The Game took on Eminem with a jaw-dropping 10-minute diss track named "The Black Slim Shady," unleashed back in August.
He even boldly asserted during a podcast that Eminem's music rarely graces the club scene. Meanwhile, Grandmaster Melle Mel, in a controversial interview with Vlad TV, suggested that Eminem's success might be attributed to his skin color. This particular claim might have surprised some, given that Eminem had addressed this very issue in his 2002 hit, "White America." However, as the calendar turns to 2023, Eminem's patience has reached its limit.
Enter "Realest," a track that opens with Eminem skillfully addressing Melle Mel's contentious remarks, setting the stage for what is about to follow - some Tom MacDonald-esque lines that hit home with piercing intensity: “My skin color’s still working against me / ’Cause second I should be to none /
Being white ain’t why they put me at five / It’s why they can’t put me at one.” Kinda hits different in a post-affirmative action world, doesn’t it? Later on, he raps: “I am a guest in this house but I turned this bitch to a mansion”
These powerful verses take on a new level of significance in a post-affirmative action world, forcing us to reexamine the complexities of race and artistry.
Eminem directly confronts The Game's dismissive comments head-on: “Only reason they still play your shit in the clubs / Is ’cause you still perform in ’em” And that's not all; the lyrical maestro doesn't hold back when schooling the younger generation, especially Gen Zers who claim expertise in the realm of rap: “Gen Zers actin’ like rap experts / Zip up your gaps and close your mouths / Bitch you ain’t been on this planet long enough to tell me how rap’s supposed to sound.” These biting lines serve as a stark reminder that experience and time-honored dedication should never be underestimated.
Eminem responds to The Game, on his feature verse for Ez Mil’s new track ‘Realest’ 👀🤯— WhatsOnRap (@whatsonrap) August 6, 2023
The Game said Eminem never gets played in the clubs so he responds: pic.twitter.com/ieyyZw5O69
As the track reaches its crescendo, Eminem delivers a knockout blow with razor-sharp wit, humor, and metaphors aimed at Melle Mel's physique:“And I’ll be the last to toy with a juice-head whose brain is like half destroyed like a meteor hit it / Well, there went Melle Mel, we lost his ass to ‘roids.” It's an unforgettable mic-drop moment that leaves listeners astounded by the depth of Eminem's artistry.
In essence, "Realest" is more than just a song; it's a testament to Eminem's enduring legacy in the world of rap, solidifying his position as a true pioneer and trailblazer. Each verse serves as a resonating statement of his unyielding spirit, unapologetic style, and undeniable talent. As the music world eagerly embraces this masterpiece, one thing is abundantly clear - Eminem's impact on the culture of hip-hop continues to be nothing short of monumental. The legacy of the rap god prevails, captivating hearts and minds for generations to come.