Shady Disses Critics
Yesterday Eminem released the remix to his song Chlorseptic from his recently released album, Revival. While the original maintained many of the continuous themes included through the long-form project, the Chloraseptic Remix feat. 2Chainz and Phresher feels more like an independent track entirely, acting more as a reponse to album's release response from critics. 2Chainz and his verse begin the track, although admittedly the mixing feels a bit off. At times the mix sounds as if 2Chainz' audio from Pro Tools was simply dragged and dropped without any proper mixing (however I've heard many of his songs that hold this property, so that may be a style choice), and Phresher's verse feels somewhat uninspired (although well delivered).
But what has everyone talking is Eminem's potential diss at critics. "Not as raw as I was, 'Walk on Water' sucks, Bitch, suck my dick, Y'all saw the tracklist and had a fit 'fore you heard it, So you formed your verdict, While you sat with your arms crossed, Did your little reaction videos and talked over songs (chill!), Nah, dog, y'all sayin' I lost it, your fuckin' marbles are gone,". Pretty in line with previous Shady disses, however most assume he is aiming at one critic in particular: Joe Budden.
Joe Budden Might Have Judged Revival Too Early
Joe Budden is no stranger to getting himself into hot water hip hop beefs. But recently on his podcast (The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory and Mal), Joe said that the track Untouchable was trash and that he in no way was siding with Eminem just because of his affiliation with Slaughterhouse. For those unfamiliar, Slaughterhouse is the hip-hop supergroup composed of Joe Budden, Royce Da 5'9", Joel Ortiz and Crooked I. The group has been inactive for a few years at this point.
However one should note that on a later episode of the podcast, Joe did provide more constructive criticism for the album and even noted a few tracks that he liked, including Believe.
But that hasn't been enough to start a firestorm following Em's recent release. D12 member Bizarre took to social media and even posted images of Budden's back-and-forth with, and more recently 50 Cent has indicated to Joe Budden "That was a bad idea, look you got a little ass whopping coming. It’s not a big deal, you will get over it." on 50's Instagram feed (link below).
Let us know in the comments below who you think is on the right side of things, or if this is all overblown and Em's words are not directed at Budden at all.
50's Words for Joe: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bduuw8sFXPI/
Author - Steve Douglas
Steve is a music producer, film editor and photographer who founded Tek5 Music in August of 2017. He currently works and resides in Roanoke, Virginia while preparing for the release of his next project "Roses Are Blue".