“And I run the city where all the good die young and the old don’t make it…B#tch, I’m from Cleveland, so they know what we claim/and I rough these mothaf#ckas because EST is the gang.”
The owner of this verse isn’t Chip Tha Ripper. Nor is it any member of Bone. And it definitely ain’t CuDi. Everyone, meet Tha ‘Land’s newest MC to hit the scene: Machine Gun Kelly with his single “Chip Off The Block.”
As MGK barks this verse, his lyrical gymnastics evoke a Twista-like sensibility that most MCs would get tongue-tied emulating. He does his nickname justice by rattling off artillery fire, annihilating the bass-heavy beat. And while his viral video for the song won’t win any originality points, “Chip Off the Block” and his DJ E-V- and Mr. Peter Parker-endorsed mixtape, 100 Words and Running, certainly will.