In this week’s Top 5, I’m highlighting Ghostface’s video response to Action Bronson. If you don’t know what’s going on, here’s a quick summary: Action Bronson went on TV and said “he’s not rapping like this anymore” when asked about the similarities he shares with Ghost. Ghost got word and tried to end Action in a YouTube video. Since then, Action has apologized more than once. Maria Vultaggio at International Business Times (yes…International Business Times) has a more detailed update on the feud.
This week’s Top 5 is about the Youtube vid Ghost posted.
1 – Ghostface is 45 Years Old
I been fuckin’ wit Ghost since Wu dropped. This means I was on the cusp of becoming a teenager. It was an era that didn’t include smartphones and Youtube. Artists from that era see and do things differently than those who have come after them. That’s why I’m VERY surprised that this video is written, directed and starring Ghostface Killah…a 45 year old man. If you want to understand why this is CRAZY, keep reading below.
2 – Ghostface Issued 6 Threats
Soooo…non-45 year olds like to tell on themselves via social media. We’ve seen it repeatedly via tweets, Facebook posts, videos and more. It’s something I’ve come to expect from those younger than me. I’m not OK with it, but I accept it as “the way it is”. With that said, Ghost is 45 years old…and he just indicted himself. Even if something happens to Action that has absolutely NOTHING to do with Ghost…he’s a suspect. #imSoConfused
Here are the threats, by the way:
– “i was supposed to destroy you a long time ago”
– “one day I might set that shit on fire” (in reference to Bronson’s “big ass beard”) hahahaha, wtf?
– “I got shooters that will do that” (he means he has people that will do 25 years to kill a rapper) allllrightythen #aceVenturaVoice
– “I got those kinda niggas that will do disappearing acts on muthafuckas for nothing in all states”
– “don’t let me hang you from a fuckin’ rope and gut you like a fuckin’ pig nigga, then leave you out to dry” hahahaha!! yo this shit is jokes
– “you know a lot of people don’t make it through the summer” Ok, this one might’ve been a stretch, but in context, it makes sense
3 – He Said Action Bronson’s Name
The good thing about Ghost saying his name is that MOST rappers get on camera/the mic and beat around the bush. They NEVER wanna directly call somebody out. They either claim they ain’t talkin’ to no one directly or that this goes out to “you”. So I give him credit for that. However, the bad thing is that it just adds more fuel to the get-indicted-fire (see number two above). J’mon Ghost…you know better…#45
4 – The Camera is in “Son” Position
On Youtube, user Reggie Noble made a good point. He said “Ghost look like he sittin his son down givin him a life lesson…”. I completely agree. I was wondering why Ghost was crouching like tiger throughout the video. I thought he had back problems. But it’s obvious he wanted to talk to his “son”. He even calls Action his son in the later portion of the video (around the 5 min mark). Speaking of calling him out his name, here are a few more aka’s used by Ghost to refer to Bronson:
– Lil Fake Ass Nigga
– Lil Fat Fuck (repeatedly)
– Fat Funky Ass
– Fat Funky Ass Nigga
– Fat Fuck
5 – The Backdrop is Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes
So as Ghost is giving his lecture, there’s music playing in the background. He even strategically uses the lyrics to help support his point to “Fat Funky Ass” Bronson. I HAD to know what was playing so I did some googling. I found out it was a song called Be Real by Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes. During research I accidentally came across a song by the same group called I Miss You. Listen to it and tell me who sampled it. I’m on twitter my g.
Welp, there you have it. What do you think (lemme know on twitter or in the comments)?