Tuesday, 13 January 2009

"Mic Wars I'll Never Retreat One"

The koalas have gorged on their eucalyptus for the day, and a kangaroo nonchalantly hops by in the evening heat. I assume Wiley is enjoying his time in Oz, spreading the grime sound to the other side of the world (for a small fee), but Durrty Goodz is still calling. A few things first.

Ghetto & Brutal - Go On Den (Radio Rip)


Ghetts is so comfortable right now that he can afford to fling out freestyles. With the album completed, it could have been easy to draw for the pipe and slippers, but spitting on a Maniac beat is appreciated by me at least. As is the inclusion of Brutal. He's a good MC and one that I've always rated.

Ruff Sqwad - Superman (Radio Rip)


Ruff Sqwad raise a musically defiant fist, ready to launch into the wider consciousness against the people who want to put them 'in a box'. I tried to take Rapid's plea seriously, but the autotune chorus detracts from it in truth. Nevertheless, the tune is peversely catchy.

Desperado - 'Natural' Vocal (Radio Rip)


Dot Rotten's original, uncompromising vocal on this beat was the Dirty South Salute, and here Desperado's effort, complete with talk of 'swag game' and Ed Hardy, emphasises the difference.

Perhaps the uniting force of Hardy explains one of the most bizarre line-ups I've heard of in recent grime history. Despa joins Skepta and Roachee on the release of '99 Stars', which will hopefully land soon. I have no idea what to expect.

=========THE WAR REPORT (ROUND II)=========

No bicycle kicks like Guile, because the war has gone into attrition; Rinse and Jeeday have gone AWOL, but Wiley and Goodz are in too deep to bow out now, waiting in their trenches for the decisive knockout that will probably never come.

Wiley replied to Cokey The Snowman with the End Of The World Freestyle. Goodz's fire back was Panty, Bras, Coke and Cameras.

There's not much to say really. In the desperate attempt to land blows by saying something original, well, it's all got a bit personal. The dirty washing in public of course provides me with much entertainment, but it does show that this war has become a bit ludicrous now. Will's repartee, "I've done a lot in my life to feel prouder, but I didn't like it shottin' your mum powder", and "your mum hates you brother, all because of you the mother lost a lover" is surely void, since Wiley's apparently a "cross-dresser".

The desperate attempt to find a resolution to the clash is symbolically represnted through DJ JJ, who Goodz was pally with on the Rinse FM Christmas Show, and he even got a few reloads. Now, however, Scratcha's homely hosting has evaporated in the grit of the war, and the need to pack a punch has resulted in poor old JJ's mention in the Goodz dub against his Eskibeat member. "JJ, he knows". And what's that then?

I'm still enjoying the war, and its moments of anticipation before the next installment. But it's just a spectacle. Nothing decisive has been said; they're two MCs at the top of their game negating each other. I can't even remember how this all started. We can all pick sides, but what's the point? Enjoy it for what it is.

If no knockout comes out soon, I hope they call it quits. Wiley and Goodz deserve better than a farce.

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2 comments:

DOUGHBOY said...

FIRSTLY, JEEDAY JAWS AND RINSE. WHO CARES, REALLY? MY GUESS IS NO ONE,THEMSELVES INCLUDED.

SKEPTA, ED HARDY GARMENTS, MUCH LIKE ALL OF YOUR RECENT ATTEMPTS TO BREAK INTO THE MAINSTREAM, ARE SWAG. ITS LIKE VON DUTCH FOR '09. PLEASE STOP MENTIONING IT ON TRACKS. IN FACT, I THINK YOU SHOULD REWRITE THAT LYRIC REPLACING THE WORDS ED HARDY WITH UMBRO. I THINK IT WOULD BE MORE CREDIBLE.

LASTLY, THERE IS NOTHING ENJOYABLE ABOUT THIS IRRELEVANT CLASH BETWEEN TWO MEN WHO CLEARLY HAVE NO REAL ISSUE WITH EACH OTHER. SO WILEY SNIFFED A FEW LINES AND FELT UP A MINOR, IT WAS YEARS AGO. WHY BRING IT UP AGAIN? EVEN IF HE WAS DOING IT NOW ITS TO BE EXPECTED. DEVIANT BEHAVIOR GOES HAND IN HAND WITH COMMERCIAL SUCCESS IN THE MUSIC WORLD. WHATS WORSE IS ITS SO OBVIOUS THAT HE'LL RETALIATE. THIS IS THE GUY WHO FINDS TIME TO THROW A "SUK YA MUM" BACK AT ANY AND EVERY 13YR OLD WHO SAYS A BAD WORD AGAINST HIM ON AN INTERNET FORUM. WILEY, GROW THE FUCK UP. GOODZ, YOU SMELL OF YARDIE WEED AND DESPERATION. STOP TRYING SO HARD.

...GOT MAN ALL PISSED, TYPING WITH THE CAPS LOCK ON AN TING

fullygrown said...

"IN FACT, I THINK YOU SHOULD REWRITE THAT LYRIC REPLACING THE WORDS ED HARDY WITH UMBRO. I THINK IT WOULD BE MORE CREDIBLE."

"THIS IS THE GUY WHO FINDS TIME TO THROW A "SUK YA MUM" BACK AT ANY AND EVERY 13YR OLD WHO SAYS A BAD WORD AGAINST HIM ON AN INTERNET FORUM. WILEY, GROW THE FUCK UP. GOODZ, YOU SMELL OF YARDIE WEED AND DESPERATION."

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