The Eminem - Everlast feud is going strong
Plus, guitarist Richard Thompson riffs on Kenny G
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.”
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, D12) 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.”
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”?