Just on the heels of being directly targeted by Eminem in his latest musical offering, Melle Mel, the esteemed 62-year-old maestro of the rap realm, has taken to his social media channels on this fine Monday (August 7). With a masterful touch, he shared a captivating snippet that serves as a harbinger of the impending musical showdown, set to grace the airwaves on Tuesday (August 8) at the clock's striking of 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Gathering intrigue and excitement within the realms of digital space, the caption accompanying his enigmatic post reads, “Breaking News! Melle Mel @mellemelglover Takes a Stand!” the post’s caption reads. “Stay tuned for an Exclusive Sneak Peek coming your way. Something BIG is about to drop! [microphone emoji] #MelleMelEminemShowdown #ComingSoon”
Melle Mel will respond to Eminem on August 8.— WhatsOnRap (@whatsonrap) August 8, 2023
Melle Mel said that if Eminem was black, he would never be considered a top 5 rapper in history.
Then on "Realest", Eminem said he did not want to confront a doped whose brain is half destroyed.
Melle Mel, in a March interview with The Art of Dialogue, articulated his perspective on Eminem's place in the Hip Hop pantheon, provocatively linking it to the color of his skin. In his own words “Obviously he’s a capable rapper,” he said. “If you was talking about sales, he’s sold more than everybody. If you were talking about rhyme style, okay he got a rhyme style. But he’s white. He’s white!" acknowledging Eminem's prowess. He concedes the artist's chart-topping sales achievements and distinctive rhyme style. Yet, he introduces the provocative notion that Eminem's white ethnicity has played a pivotal role in propelling him to the upper echelons of recognition.
Em's retort was swift and fierce, as he unleased a torrent of incendiary verses on Ez Mil's latest track, “Realest,” released just this past Friday (August 4). The lyrical onslaught deftly counters the notion that his race is the sole determinant of his place in Hip Hop's hierarchy: “Hip Hop has been good to me, huh/ But when they say that I’m only Top 5 ’cause I’m white, why would I be stunned?/ My skin color’s still working against me/ ‘Cause second, I should be, to none/ Bein’ white being why they put me at five (Nope)/ That’s why they can’t put me at one.”
In a poetic twist of narrative, Eminem extends his gaze towards Melle Mel, a force of nature in his own right, with words that scorch: “Shoutout to Furious Five and Grandmaster Flash, but boy/ There’s someone who really is furious/ Stay out his path, his wrath avoid/ I’ll be the last to toy with a juice head whose brain is half destroyed, like a meteor hit it/ Now with Melle Mel, he lost his ass to ‘roids.”
Thus, as the embers of this musical feud continue to smolder and flare, the anticipation builds to a crescendo, setting the stage for an epic confrontation between two titans of Hip Hop.