Eminem Claps Back at Melle Mel & Gen-Z in Ezekiel Miller’s Explosive New Track – “Realest”
In his latest collaboration with Ez Mil, Eminem unapologetically addresses the controversial comments made by Melle Mel earlier this year, hitting back with a firestorm of deadly bars. The track leaked a few hours early its release on 4th, on Reddit — much to the delight of Slim Shady’s fanbase, as well as those wanting to hear what his new Shady/Aftermath/Interscope signee has cooked up.
Back in March, Melle Mel questioned Eminem’s place in hip hop, suggesting that his success was largely due to his race. “If Eminem was another n-gga like all the rest of us, would he be Top 5 on that list when a n-gga that could rhyme just as good as him is 35? He’s white,” Melle Mel had stated.
Eminem wastes no time in “Realest,” vehemently refuting the claim with the verse, “My skin color’s still working against me/ ‘Cause second, I should be, to none/ Bein’ white being why they put me at five (Nope)/ That’s why they can’t put me at one.”
Some of the Gen Z critics who weren’t even alive when Em released his debut studio album in 1999 may have taken the brunt of his fury the worst because Em sarcastically disses them for the rise in school shootings.
Filipino-American rapper rose to prominence after “Panalo” gained public attention
Ever since his impassioned live performance of Panalo (Trap Carinosa) went viral in 2021, Filipino-American Ezekiel Miller has been compared to Eminem, widely considered as one of the greatest rappers of all time. The performance, uploaded by Filipino radio station Wish 107.5 FM on YouTube, has since been viewed more than 79 million times. And it was only a matter of time before Eminem himself took notice.