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This week on the music beat

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G FLATTENED
Lite-jazz king Kenny G has long been a whipping boy for music critics, and even his colleagues have started getting their licks in too. Some months back, we reported on guitarist Pat Metheny’s online denouncement of G for overdubbing his sax playing on the Louis Armstrong classic ”What a Wonderful World.” Now, another guitar hero, cult fave Richard Thompson, has begun playing a droll ditty called ”I Agree With Pat Metheny” — which includes the lyric ”Kenny’s talent is quite teeny” — in concert. What’s next — the Allman Brothers Band doing ”(Tie Kenny G to the) Whipping Post”?

E MALES
Memo to hip-hop party planners: Don’t invite Eminem and Everlast to the same event. In the time-honored rap tradition, the two are viciously dissing each other in song. Everlast cast the first stone with his guest rap on a remix of Dilated Peoples’ ”Ear Drums Pop,” which included lyrics many think are about Eminem: ”I’ll buck a .380 on ones that act shady…/Lift up your skirt and expose your panties for the world to see.” Now Eminem’s responded with ”I Remember (Dedication to Whitey Ford),” a scathing attack on his rival in which he calls ”Miss Everlast” a ”d—less piece of s—.” The song (the B-side of ”S— on You,” an unreleased promo single from the shady one’s side project, D-12) also addresses Everlast’s ’98 heart attack: ”I just wish the cardiac woulda murdered you.” Everlast declines to comment on the latest dis, but a rep says he’s promised an ”answer record.” Muses Dilated Peoples rapper and Everlast buddy Evidence: ”For Eminem’s sake, I hope there’s never a physical confrontation. Everlast is a big guy.”

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