Eminem Drops MGK Diss Track and ehhh

 

So today Eminem finally fired back at MGK for the diss track he dropped last week.  Anddddddd its not great. I think everyone was expecting Marshall to come back with something fierce in response to “Rap Devil” where MGK openly raps about Em’s daughter Hailey and baby momma Kim. MGK’s Diss track was just ehhh alright, it felt like he basically just dipped one toe into the water of this rap beef because while dissing Eminem he also felt the need to compliment him every other line. I don’t know about you but I like my rap beefs to have a violent undertone to them, especially in this day and age when we know that no one is really going to get murdered in a rap beef. For christ’s sake you can’t make joke in this day and age without being crucified by the PC police never mind actually harming someone.

So that’s why my initial reaction when hearing “Rap Devil” was that if I know me some Eminem like I think I do then he was gonna come out firing and not hold back. If 2000’s Eminem taught me anything, it’s that you don’t talk about his family without him eviscerating you on a track and basically proclaiming threats of death against you and everyone that you roll with. That’s what I was ready for and knew the response would be coming at some point. When I listened to “Killshot” for the first time I had the instant Eminem “Stan” Fan reaction and thought ooooohhh he gottt him, its over! Em killed him!!!!! But then the second and third time over that I listened, it kept just getting worse and made me realize that it unfortunately seems that his diss tracks have also gotten progressively worse along with his music in general. It appears gone are the days where you could count on Eminem to destroy any rapper that came at him and almost nobody ever dared to do so. I mean who remembers Chris Rock explaining why that was such a terrible idea.

But this was clearly the old days and it doesn’t appear that they are coming back. It seems in the year 2018 that a real rap beef appears to be long gone and Eminem just proved that to us. I think unfortunately even he has felt that wrath of the PC mongers that will trash you for everything that you say that isn’t aligned with their political correctness. Just sucks to see that has come all the way over into the world of rap which is all about freedom of expression and not meant to be taken literal. If he is afraid to cross that line in a rap beef anymore then who can we count on to do it? Certainly not Drake or whoever he is beefing with this week. Well at least we can count on Jcole to clown some mumble rappers and also try to help them at the same time with their personal issues, That’s Exciting! Oh well, I guess rap beefs are dead. Let’s just get back to trashing all these sound cloud losers and pray that the next generation decides to learn how to read before they learn how to rap.

 

P.s Here’s a classic Eminem diss track so we can reminisce the old days

Thursday Night Football Recap

Last night in the NFL we watched the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Baltimore Ravens at home in each respective teams first AFC North clash of the season. These AFC north battles for years have been known for their tough and physical play and last night we  witnessed a game that deviated from that with the Bengals coming out with a high flying passing attack and the Ravens struggling to keep up. Despite a late charge by Baltimore, the Bengals held on to win 34-23.

Starting with three first half touchdowns by AJ Green that had fantasy owners poppin chubbies (and letting you know how smart they were for drafting him) the Bengals came out firing. Led by the ginger hero himself Andy Dalton who threw for 265 yards and 4 TDs on 24/42 pass attempts and looked like a guy who has been hearing the chirps about him never being a true franchise QB in this league. At least in the first half last night he looked like the greatest ginger athlete I’ve seen since this guy.

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And while Dalton came back to earth in the second half, it was a great sign for Bengals fans to see him step up and ball out on a nationally televised broadcast where he had previously had a 5-16 record all time in those games.Red Ryder Andy Dalton

If the Red Ryder rocket can keep this up along with utilizing the weapons around him such as Joe Mixon (21 CAR, 84 Yds) and the emerging Tyler Boyd (6rec, 91 yds, 1 TD) we could be seeing the Bengals make a serious push for their first AFC north title and playoff berth since the 2015 Season. The year they were knocked out in the first round by the Steelers in the infamous meltdown game that included a nasty hit on Antonio Brown by Vontaze Burfict and Adam Jones subsequently losing his mind to put Pittsburgh into Field Goal range to win.

One thing we are certain of is that this game basically assures that Marvin Lewis will being signing a possible lifetime contract extension today off the heels of this win and will remain the most average head coach the NFL has ever seen. 0-7 Playoff record over 15 seasons be damned, Marvin is here to stay.

 

On the Ravens side of the ball this is a very disappointing loss coming off a 47-3 victory over the Buffalo Bills last week where they faced the all-time horrific QB play of Nathan Peterman, who looked ready to be put down like an old horse destined for the glue factory.  While they did make a late push to get back in the game and even cut the lead to 5 points with 9:35 left in the 4th, you could tell this was back to the same old song and dance for a franchise that has been waiting for the “elite” Joe Flacco that won them Super Bowl XLVII to resurface. Bad news, He hasn’t. Good news, at least Ozzie Newsome has realized Flacco’s mediocre play will never rise to the level of the other great QB’s in this league and has drafted his next project QB in Lamar Jackson. Who at least I believe with a year or two of NFL experience, will turn into a weapon this league hasn’t seen since the days of Michael Vick.

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And While Flacco inevitably threw for 376 yd and 2 TD’s in frivolous comeback attempt that saw the Ravens resort to flinging the ball all over the field in the second half, it was the costly 2 Ints and even more devastating fumble in the 4th quarter that showed just how average of a QB that Flacco has become since once being anointed the chosen one, and the same guy who signed a 3 year $66.4 million dollar contract extension with a then record $40 Million signing bonus in 2016. On basically the game ending fumble on a 3rd and 10 play late in 4th we saw him roll right out of the pocket and hold the ball entirely too long with absolutely no sense of awareness that Bengals safety Shawn Williams had been chasing him 20 yards across the field for the eventual strip sack. The Bradys and the Rodgers of the world don’t let that happen in that situation, even Eli Manning doesn’t let that happen, they throw it away and live for 4th down.

With all this being said the Ravens still remain at 1-1 with a matchup with the Broncos next week at home. And while we saw flashes from their WR core of John Brown, Michael Crabtree and Willie Snead IV, they are going to need to get their rushing attack back to form after an abysmal performance by Alex Collins and the team as a whole who rushed for 66 yds on 22 carries to have any chance against the stout Broncos D coming to town. And while the Ravens looked bad last night after a blowout of the Bills last weekend, the real question going around the league is are the Bengals legit? Or are the Bills possibly a contender to match the historic 0-16 record of the 2017 Cleveland Browns and 2009 Detroit Lions? That we shall see, but this weeks answer to the age old adage of (Is Joe Flacco Elite?) is no and please stop asking.

RIP Mac Miller

Some really tough news coming through today with reports of Michael McCormick aka Mac Miller reportedly found dead from an overdose today. This one really hits home for a lot of people across the country today especially millenials. For many of us we associated Mac Millers music with a time in our lives when we were care free college aged kids and we still vividly remember that feeling of being at a party and having one of his early bangers come through the speakers.

Little known fact but I used to want to be a rapper when I was between the ages of about 18-21. While I knew I could never be as lyrically talented as the likes of Eminem or Nas, when I first heard of Mac Miller he was a complete inspiration for me at that time. Here was a kid from the same type of background as me that was making waves with his music that he basically at first produced on his own. He was one of the first rappers to really utilized Youtube as a platform to get his music out there to the world starting with 2011’s “Donald Trump” and “Best Day Ever”. He was so extremely talented and for a period in my life I would have wanted nothing more than to be him.

It’s terrible for it all to end this way and especially at the age of 26. He clearly had been struggling with a very rough and public breakup with the Hit pop star Ariana Grande along with substance abuse issues. Its hard to picture the guy who was known for always making mood-lifting fun rap music having a such dark side but its not as hard to believe. He’s was immediately thrust into fame around the age of 19 and never looked back. There’s nothing that can prepare you for that life, and you can’t judge a man until you walk a mile in his shoes and those shoes had probably been through some crazy shit, good and bad. Regardless I hope he is in a better place even though we all wish he was still here. His new album “Swimming” seems like a success and I think everyone would have loved to see him have a major comeback in his career. RIP Mac Miller.. One of the good guys.

P.s. I don’t think you can watch this video without tearing up, Gone way too soon.

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