This has been a pretty crazy week for Hip Hop. We had Meek Mill Vs. Drake & even Nicki Minaj Vs. Taylor Swift, but before both of those started, we had Action Bronson Vs. Ghostface Killah. If you know anything about Action Bronson, you know that he is very often compared to Ghostface Killah. This is mostly because they always sorta sound like they’re yelling. They always sound exhausted. They have very similar flows and deliveries. Kinda like Your Old Droog & Nas. So, about a week ago Action Bronson was on ESPN (not sure why, but they always have rappers on ESPN) and the host was like “You sound just like Ghostface Killah. Respond.” Nah, I’m just playin’. He was like “Have the comparisons to Ghostface Killah helped or hurt your career?” Action pretty much responded by saying “It has no effect.” Then the co-host was like “The first time I heard you I was like ‘Ghost got some new stuff!'” Then Action Bronson said “He’s not rappin’ like this no more.” Then the hosts were like “WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH WAS THAT A SHOT AT THE GHOST???” Of course Action Bronson was like “No. Just bein’ honest.” See this is the kinda shit I hate. It’s obviously a shot at the Ghost. Don’t gimme that shit. Just because you’re honest doesn’t mean it’s not a shot. One of the hosts made some lame ass joke about Ghost needin’ to make a remix and then Action said “He needs somethin’.” I said that it was a shot earlier, but I don’t know if he really meant to diss Ghost. He kinda sounded like he was just tired of the comparisons. I don’t know. It really doesn’t make sense. Ghostface’s last few albums have all been dope. I didn’t listen to the two 12 Reasons To Die albums, but I’ve heard great things about them & 36 Seasons & Sour Soul weren’t bad at all. They were a hell of a lot better than Mr. Wonderful. If anyone “needs somethin'” it’s Action Bronson.
Ghostface Killah responded a few days later and he fuckin’ went at Action real hard.
“I ‘posed to destroy you a long time ago.” He sounds like an anime character. “Boy you done made a mistake boy. You done fucked up, man.” I know everyone been made this joke already, but he seriously sounded like an angry father who was about to give his son licks. I feel kinda bad for Action Bronson, but to be honest… I’m with Ghostface Killah on this one. I never thought Action Bronson was that good in the first place. I thought that Mr. Wonderful was alright, but I can’t name a better Action Bronson project. His music bores me. I never really liked his flow and the production he raps over never really stands out to me. Ghostface is just so gangsta tho. Everything he says is just so goddamn cold. The way he responded to Action Bronson was so motherfuckin’ gangsta too. I definitely would’ve preferred an actual diss track, but damn. He pretty much made a diss song without rapping. He did talk about how he could actually murder Action Bronson… Things sorta took a dark turn towards the end of the video. I’m not in love with Action Bronson, but I definitely don’t want him to die. I don’t want anyone to die. This is the motherfucking problem with Hip Hop these days. People are either sneak dissin’ each other or fucking murdering each other. You don’t have to do one or the other. Just settle it with what you do best. Fucking rap. Who would’ve thought that the biggest problem with rap music these days is that rappers don’t rap enough. It’s fucking irritating. Don’t fucking kill people. Seriously. Don’t be a dick. Just rap. Action Bronson ended up apologizing on Twitter. I was gonna call him a bitch at first, but I can’t really blame him. I’d like to believe that he wouldn’t have apologized if it weren’t for the death threats. Kill him with bars, not guns.
I swear social media has really hurt Hip Hop. Revolt posted a video where they were like “Do you accept the apology?” and Ghost said “No.” That was it. The video ended right after that. So that’s it. I don’t know what’s gonna happen. Hopefully this leads to more music rather than more funerals. I’ll update this when more info comes out. Watch the videos below for more thoughts on this subject.
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