While this is not me in the picture above, it certainly expressed how I feel about GZA's latest track "Paper Plate," which is a dis record of sorts aimed towards that bastion of all that is indecent and improper about hip hop today, 50 Cent. I mean the last portion of the previous sentence in complete jest. What I crave to understand about "aging hip hoppers" (Soulja Boy's sentiment, not mine) is why is it so important to dis someone who you absolutely know cannot hold a flame to you in the lyrics department? Wouldn't it be so much more creative and simply better to just come out with some material that you know is just dope? Aren't you validating those who are worse than you lyrically by feeding their flame of hateration? Yes, GZA, you are. And by the way, while I love you and the Wu-Tang Clan like play cousins, it is entirely possible to rhyme over a beat that does not always have to sound like it was a throwaway Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) track. You're better than that. I'm just saying.
GZA: "Paper Plate"