By now I’m sure everyone has heard both diss tracks the two have thrown at each other. MGK’s “Rap Devil” as well as Em’s “Killshot” have both been making its way around the hip-hop scene. But from the looks of things it seems like A LOT of people have been saying MGK won. The reason why? It’s simple he has more content.
When arguing why MGK is winning, it is solely because his references about Eminem are so relevant to hip-hop. When he says things like “Tryin’ to be the old you so bad you Stan yourself” or something as ” I see Momma’s spaghetti all over your sweater/ I wish you would lose yourself on the records/ That you made a decade ago, they were better” we know what he’s talking about. We all know “Lose Yourself” and “Stan”. We get the references. We get MGK when he says Slim is always mad or getting old. We get it because WE KNOW EMINEM.
On the flip side, wtf is Em supposed to say about MGK that makes the song more relevant. There aren’t clever punch lines and metaphors that we would understand. Unless you’re a die hard Kelly fan, Em really can’t do what he normally does. MGK is not big enough for Eminem’s song to be as great as we want it to be.
Take a look at Drake and Pusha. Everyone said Pusha T won that too. Why? Pretty much for the same reason. Listeners weren’t picking up on the lines Drake was saying. People don’t know Pusha T enough for Drakes song to be great. Where as when he dissed Meek Mill in “Back to Back”, everyone understood what he was saying. Everyone got the references and the punchlines because Meek was a superstar.
I’m not saying “Killshot” was better than “Rap Devil” or even the other way around. I just want to clear up the reasoning as to why people are saying that. Both were great disses in my opinion but at the end of they day only one of the songs are going to be more relevant because of the content.