By Billy The Kid / Word on the Street / 27th February 2017
Diss tracks play a major part in the fiery side of hip-hop, and often give fans a glimpse into the relationships in the industry. Usually it’s relatively obvious who is getting rained on, but you need to listen carefully to lyrics as the insults are cleverly woven into the track. Remy Ma however has decided to leave all subtleties at the door on the track “ShETHER”.
“You was screaming ‘Free Remy’ when I was upstate doomed / But now that they freed Remy, you don’t sing the same tune…”
The track starts off with gunshots before you hear the words “Fuck Nicki Minaj” on repeat. No room for interpretation on that.
“Only the kids believe in you/ you St Nick”
From there it proceeds to get more and more savage.
“And I saw Meek at All-Star, he told me your ass dropped
He couldn’t fuck you for three months because your ass dropped
Now I don’t think y’all understand how bad her ass got
The implants that she had put in her ass popped
I was like, “Damn, 90 days and you couldn’t have box?
Did she at least compensate? Start giving you mad top?
Her name Minaj, right? She ain’t throw you some bad thots?”
He said “Nah,” that’s when I knew you was really a trash bop“
Remy Ma has been through some shit in her life, from her time behind bars for attempted murder to a fall from grace, after she was touted as the next big thing. The hype in the early days stemmed from her involvement with Fat Joe and the track: “Lean Back”, which is why it is so fitting that “All The Way Up” – another track with Fat Joe, was what marked her comeback to the game since her release from prison.
This beef is pretty exciting because it isn’t your run of the mill, “has-been” trying to stay relevant kind of beef (*cough cough* Chris Brown and Soulja Boy) it’s a throw down between 2 of the biggest female artists in the game. And let’s be honest not one of you would mess with either of them.
Keep your head down out there,
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