Filed under: Features,Fudge Rap,The Unkut Opinion,Video Clips
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
Not me, obviously. But was there a particular incident or album that made you rip all your Word Up! posters off your wall and never listen to a particular rapper ever again? For some, it was Big Daddy Kane‘s Prince of Darkness LP. For others, it was KRS-One taking out PM Dawn (if you’re one of these foolish folk, please fall into your nearest volcano).
Dallas Penn offers: “Only dude I ever had faith in was Ice Cube and I think after I saw Boyz N The Hood I was like ‘Fuck this fake ass rap shit!’. Remember ‘Burn Hollywood Burn’? The next thing you know this dude is doing movies. I learned then that revolution is only the act of revolving – spinning around in the same place.”
Gotty answers: “First artist that comes to mind is Pac, when the whole East-West thing popped off. On a personal level, it pissed me off that he had so much so-called animosity towards someone…but wasn’t doing shit about it except rappin’. He tried to kill you & you made a song about it? GTFOH. As time passed, of course, we learned more of both Pac & Big‘s sides of the story, and even further, we know the end results.”
As for the Unkut take on this whole thing? Even though I was hardly a Slim Shady fanatic, he made some entertaining shit for a while, until I saw something so horrendous that I damn-near tossed my cookies. That’s right – his live performance with Elton John at the the Grammy’s. I won’t deny that Stretch Armstrong‘s favorite musician ever made some classics back in the day when he used to go on year-long coke binges and dress-up in duck costumes, but the EJ who’s seen twinkling the ivories in this clip is nothing more than a fat, boring fruit with a stupid earring. The fact that Eminem does a duet with this fudge is bad enough, but it would almost excusable if it actually sounded half decent. Instead, we were subjected to ‘The Rocket Man’ freestyling piano riffs and butchering the hook of an otherwise awesome song. Just as you think it can’t get any worse, they then proceed to hug and hold hands! From that moment on, David Faustino regained his position as my favorite white rapper.
Eminem feat. Elton John – ‘Stan’ Live:
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