Rap beefs make for interesting politics, strange narratives and convoluted plot lines. Following the release of Pusha T‘s presumed diss record, “Exodus 23:1“, rap fans the world over began chattering in a frenzy, speculating about the origins of the supposed ennmity, deciphering lines in search of subliminal shots and veiled swipes. After all the nattering died down, we all waited with bated breath, anticipating an Ethereal response from Lil Wayne and the Young Money camp.
What ensued was a pithy, but foul-mouthed tweet. Anticlimactic, perhaps, but a retort nonetheless. Then few days later, Wayne would respond in full, with a diss record of his own “Ghoulish“. Some strange punchlines sprinkled here and there, Weezy’s comeback was quite the anti-climax. Plain and simple.
With rumours of an all out YMCMB/G.O.O.D Music war being waged, the ante is still being raised, in spite of both camps’ relative silence. Fast forward to today, and what have we: reports of a new Lil Wayne single featuring Big Sean.
Hip Hop politics; more muddled than the antics of Parliament and Congress combined.
Earmarked as the first single of Tunechi’s upcoming tenth studio album, I Am Not a Human Being II, ”My Homies Still” pairs the Young Money boss with the G.O.O.D Music rapper.
Judging the record’s potential on musical merits alone, this could very well be a big hit, combining the talents of two rhymers well acquainted with popular club records. The furore surrounding the Wayne/Pusha T tiff, however, should also attract further publicity, earning the single even more traction, particularly with the artwork for the track being released. We’ll just have to wait and see.