Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Face Off,Features,Not Your Average,The Unkut Opinion,Tough Guys
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
Whether it’s turf talk or tough talk, these MC’s don’t need to talk trash. Actions speak louder than words as we continue to search for the Grandmaster of Gully.
Check The Resume: Pioneer MC who combined lyrical tactics with social and political topics when most of his peers were just rapping about broads.
Tougher Than Leather: Last album was called Muscles.
Mortal Combat: After doing push-ups on stage, Melle grabbed Mikey D’s NMS title belt before a packed crowd and walked out with Grandmaster Caz, virtually unchallenged. When Big Daddy Kane stepped up to stop him, he got pushed down the stairs for his troubles.
Yo Kid, Run That Jacket: According to Silver Fox, was often involved in sticking-up crowds at his own shows (with a little help from The Cassanovas)!
Shirt Factor: Hasn’t been seen in public dressed above the waist in years.
Anger Management: Recent footage of his live show can resemble a ‘roid rage incident.
Just-Ice aka Sir Vicious, The Original Gangster of Hip-Hop
Check The Resume: Combined advanced brag-rap tactics with 5% science and a strong reggae influence to produce some of the hardest records of the late 80’s.
Tougher Than Leather: Dropped a record called Gun Talk.
Mortal Combat: Was arrested in Washington, DC in conjunction with the murder of a local crack dealer, but was never officially charged. Also decided to declare war on the Go-Go scene while he was at it.
Yo Kid, Run That Jacket: Legend has it that Just took a bullet in the leg defending the honor of a young lady at a house party.
Shirt Factor: Doesn’t play that beefcake shit.
Anger Management: AllHipHop.com: “You come off like you always ready to bust someone’s head at any moment.” Just Ice: “It can happen”.
Verdict: While Melle rhymed over a Trouble Funk Go-Go break on ‘Pump Me Up’, Just was waving a pistol grip pump at punk’s in DC. Where Melle broke away from Grandmaster Flash over record label issues at Sugarhill, Sir Vicious rushed his label offices with heavy metal in hand. Nah Touch
The Da Just.
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