The Sun Rises In The East...It sets in some of your skulls...
Yo....umm...with all due respect (hear me out)
How the hell can you guys try to compare Eminem to Jeru?
"Em would lyrically rip Jeru a new asshole?"
First of all, if half of the MCs who actually had something to say (hedz like Jeru) spent their time writing ignorant, ultra-violent, misogynistic lyrics ala Mr. Shady, Em would be just another run of the mill crazy rapper.
I will be the first to admit that Mathers is good at rhyming words together and delivering them, but LYRICS??? The kid just says some things that have shock value and kids (mostly from the burbs) eat it up... Sure he rips the mic sometimes; no doubt - but he has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO SAY.
On the other hand...
Jeru the Damaja is responsible for some of the sharpest social commentary in hip-hop; THIS is what makes him a legend - not that he can make teenagers go 'oh shit!'
Ain't the Devil Happy
The Frustrated Nigga
You Can't Stop the Prophet
Yes, Premier made these joints doper than they already were, but get a manuscript of what the man is saying and see that his lyrics will hold significance decades longer than Eminem's. Period.
My Mind Spray
Some girl (I believe MILKSTAR) said that Eminem was going to be a hip-hop legend. HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAA!!!!!!!!! One more album at the most, sweetheart. What really bothers me is that a WOMAN would support him in favor of Jeru, someone who pays hommage to women on wax.
Sweetie, you are supporting a man who refers to HIS MOTHER as BITCH and CUNT in the same sentence. A man who's idea of creativity is talking about raping teenage girls and killing the mother of his child... Yet this is what YOU, A WOMAN, consider the makings of a legend. Wow. If you think this is the makings of a hip-hop legend, you are out of your Goddamn mind.
Brooklyn Took It
Me Not The Paper
Speak Ya Clout
I'm The Man
Just because Eminem is sharp at saying how much of a dumb fuck he is does not make him a potential legend. Eminem will not be around that long. He will fall for anything, because he stands for nothing.
But yeah, he has some skills, and is a pretty good battle-rhymer.
Like Jeru or not, don't disrespect someone who has been in the game for as long as he has and with such consistency for someone who rhymes about bullshit just so that every high school kid in America will think he's cool because he does drugs, fucks anything that walks, and is down to catch any disease in existence.
Like Jeru or not for whatever reasons, but respect the fact that he is an adult, who deals with adult issues, and is responsible for classics that will be around for ages - far past the time when Eminem becomes the footnote in rap that he is destined to become.
Good to the Last Hip-hop Drop
yea dude like ill 4000 that.i could go on and on about how much better jeru is than eminem but fuck it.slim shitty has only been around for a year.and as far as evil white boy rappers go,am i the only one who likes cage,i mean hes no jeru,but he kind of is in his own way.hip-hop is art and i think cage is definetly a mold breaker.just my opinion cause everybody else hates cage.why am i talking about cage in a reply to a jeru post?
I am a big fan of Jeru, but one thing leaves a sour taste in my mouth about "Come Clean"..
"I snatch fake gangster mcs and make 'em faggot flambe"
Why is every mc everywhere a homophobe? If you're all about knowledge, why are you hating on gay people?
i just read all the jeru disses. people are screwed up, what the hell are they even doing here. yeah "everyone has opinions"... well some of them are simply stupid.
lyrics this, lyrics that. eminem has some funny lines. okay i'll even give him creativity. does he ever uplift?
yeah i was the one defending rasco's straight up no frills hit you in the eye lyrics... but eminem is just... well you know. i'm not saying you have to have real intelligent lyrics...
but jeru is no comparison to slim shady. ridiculous. who thought his show in cambridge was good (jeru's)?
lyrics aren't just about "freestyling" or "battling"... just because he isn't the BEST at coming off the top doesn't mean shit to me...
9th, right? When I saw that other post with all those people dissing Jeru I honestly couldn't believe my eyes. Anyone that was listening to hip hop in '93 remembers 'Come Clean' as the best song of the year (dare I say decade?). Maxwell House couldn't have said it better, in fact Eminem doesn't deserve to even be mentioned in the same sentence as Jeru.
"I'm on a mission scrambling my enemy's transmission and when he least expect it run up in his H.Q."
what number am I, eighth? yeah.. but that stage show that jeru puts on (for the last three years at least) is real weak.
Hold up, are we goin' in order hear?
Iiight, fuck it...
1% 7th's that.
jeru is a lyrical bomb ill 6th that
jeru sucks just as much as eminem(if not more)! his lyrical ability is sparse at best. jeru will get chewed by any emcee with moderate mic skills. he got chewed by locals at the blaze battle. virtuoso would humiliate that homeless! guaranteed.
word up maxwell. well put.
sorry just have to add my two cents in again-that bit about the burbs was irrelevent and a tad expected(not from you but "people" in general for continuosly, subconciously not realizing that that statement is ignorant.)
I'll definitely fifth that motion.
Thank you for writing a whole bunch of shit I really wasn't looking forward to
if you're feeling lucky duck then press your luck. thanks.
i'll fourth that.
right on track tellin' milkstar what's up(no dis) it's just that i'm a fem too; and you gotta look out for others ,makein' sure there caps on straight.
I third that without question.
However, Come Clean should have been first (I could probably say the lyrics to that song backwards since I have played it an endless amount of times).
I'll second that!
And as if your post wasn't dope enough, you put the greatest song first.
"now a whore is a whore, find a queen and she'll be my earth",