I saw a tweet by Medikal directed at M.anifest and already my heart aches for the ‘godMC.’
For someone who has battled rap giants like Sarkodie in the past, joining Strongman to diss Medikal was unbecoming of his stature.
Obviously, M.anifest has not forgotten about what Medikal tweeted about him a few weeks ago when he released ‘Rapper 101’.
Medikal, just like many people, had interpreted M.anifest’s ‘Rapper 101’ to be another diss song to Sarkodie even after the two had squashed their beef at M.anifestivties in December 2018.
Medikal tweeted: “The only time your music gets attention is when you diss Obidi, so if Obidi stop de do music you die be that.”
The only time your music gets attention is when you diss Obidi,so if Obidi stop de do music you die be that 😂😂😂😂
— MEDiKAL (@AmgMedikal) May 29, 2019
However, M.anifest, had in an interview with Citi FM said that the song was not a diss track to Sarkodie. “I’ve heard the assertions that it’s a diss song but I don’t think that even the person they feel it’s targeted at will think it’s a diss. So that’s most important.”
M.anifest had not forgiven Medikal after all
On the back of the recent beef between Vodafome Ghana Music Awards’ Best Rapper of the Year Medikal and The Next Big Thing Winner Strongman, M.anifest got featured on one of Strongman’s releases in the beef tirade against Medikal.
Even though the song, ‘Ups & Downs’ doesn’t come as a direct diss to Medikal like the previous ones, M.anifest’s lines seem to have focused on Medikal, especially when he said: “w’ani nkum a wose omo ada”. To wit, if you are not sleepy, you claim they’re fast asleep.
M.anifest was just using Medikal’s ‘Omo Ada’ jargon to get back at him.
At the moment, the Best Rapper would not sit for anybody to discredit his rap prowess. I am not surprised that he has for the past weeks waxed more fiery than he has ever been. You punch him, he punches back.
He has replied M.anifest in what can be described as one of the most disrespectful comments any young rapper would make about an established and revered one like M.anifest.
“Shw3 panyin toto nonso, 2 galamsey hitless rappers,your abochi wey never get one million views sef on youtube too wan talk some,fella ein ‘my body is doing me something’alone sef blow pass am. Drip drip drip drip, let’s make some money joooo,” he tweeted.
Shw3 panyin toto nonso, 2 galamsey hitless rappers,your abochi wey never get one million views sef on youtube too wan talk some,fella ein ‘my body is doing me something’alone sef blow pass am🙄🙄🙄🙄Drip drip drip drip, let’s make some money joooo 💦💦https://t.co/tRe3nFIPkw
— MEDiKAL (@AmgMedikal) June 23, 2019
M.anifest stooped too low
I have no problem with M.anifest featuring on Strongman’s Ups & Downs’ but I didn’t expect him to throw shades at Medikal in the song. He has grown above beefing a neophyte like Medikal. Just leave this battle for Strongman and his co-equals.
Why do you meddle in beef of this nature which has got to do with rappers who are now pushing to be accepted in the music industry?
How the Medikal-Strongman beef started
I knew from the day Medikal tweeted that he saved rap music four years ago that some rappers would come after him.
Honestly, he did not save anything. He was just making noise to be heard and psychologically stamp his supremacy in the rap game in the minds of people.
But most people wouldn’t buy that. Strongman wouldn’t regard him as the Best Rapper and Saviour.
In a couple of interviews, he said Medikal didn’t deserve the Best Rapper of the Year award at the VGMAs, stating that he was cheated by the Board for not nominating him. In fact, he said he deserved that award rather.
Strongman also responded to Medikal’s claims that he was the saviour of the rap industry. He said Medikal could not be taken seriously on that matter.
I am sure Medikal by way of proving his supremacy could not just look on as Strongman went about discrediting his achievement.
On Friday, June 21, 2019, Medikal released ‘To Whom it May Concern’ which sought to jab some people who have been envious of his feats.
Then Strongman thought it was a great opportunity for him to get some buzz. He released ‘Don’t Try’, a direct diss song to Medikal. The song was hailed by a lot of music fans and critics who believed Strongman had really taken on the Sowutuom Jay Z.
Medikal retaliated with ‘The Last Burial,’ Strongman hit back with ‘Immortal’ then in the evening of Sunday, June 23, 2019, Medikal dropped a commercial song titled ‘Drip’. This song, contrary to people’s expectations, was not directed at Strongman. It is a usual hip-hop piece that features Joey B and Kofi Mole.
As if that was the end, Strongman also released ‘Ups & Downs’ an hour after Medikal has dropped ‘Drip’.
For most music lovers, this was a smart move by the two rappers to cash in on the razzmatazz that came with the beefing. But no! Strongman’s ‘Ups & Downs’ is the gospel song we all thought it was. M.anifest served Medikal a good dose of poison.
Time for Strongman to blow?
I strongly believe that Strongman must take advantage of this beef and the attention he has gained to release a commercial song probably titled ‘Nana Ama’. We already know he’s good at rap. He now needs that monster hit.
He should get Mugeez or Kidi on such a song and serve party-people a good jam.
Because of the disparaging comments, Medikal made about Strongman’s girlfriend ‘Nana Ama’ in ‘The Last Burial’, a song with this title could win him a lot of fans and patronage.
In the meantime, M.anifest should not be involved in this battle.
I understand ‘Ups & Downs’ was recorded before the beef between Medikal and Strongman started but if he wants preserve his dignity, he should not reply Medikal’s tweet.
He should allow the small boys to engage in this battle; one devoid of gun-pulling and ‘chewing of gari.’
By: Kwame Dadzie
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