YouTube Embed, the blog post is by John Hoff
"Mental Mid" put two songs out into the world, "Kobe Diss" and "No Competition" and North Minneapolis went insane like a rabid pit bull on CRACK!!!
The commentary, the threats, the responses to the threats, the (um) INVESTIGATION into the threats, it was like nothing this blog had ever experienced before except for that time the police promised to serve a subpoena if I didn't turn over some emails about who deserved to die over selling fake "purple drank" on the internet.
The much-anticipated "Young Dro" concert at The Venue was cancelled in the middle of the angry and threatening back-and-forth about "Kobe Diss" and "No Competition"...
...though JNS blog has still not confirmed the PRECISE reason for the cancellation, i.e., where PRECISELY the threats were aired which had the police concerned. JNS blog continues to suspect it was on a thread of this blog.
Two of Mental Mid's previous songs appear to reference the murder of Tyrone "Ty Crack" Washington at Epic Nightclub and (it can be fairly stated) gloat in a sort of victory over the deceased Mr. Washington.
Mental Mid calmly announced he'd be putting out another song on Wednesday. Here it is Wednesday, and here it is. I literally haven't had time to watch it though I've heard it a few times in another browser window as I type these words at white hot heat (I've been clocked at 120 words per minute under ideal test conditions) and I ask my readers, I ask the portion of the world that gives a damn about "Ty Crack" and "Mental Mid"...
WHAT DOES IT MEAN? AND ARE THERE CLUES IN THIS NEW SONG?
JNS blog continues to urgently call upon our civic and religious leaders (the real ones, not the fake and self-appointed leaders I-could-name-some-names) to mediate peace between these factions, to keep the focus on ANYTHING ELSE BUT KILLING EACH OTHER and music being one fine example of THAT. You may dislike what Mental Mid is saying, but the man can spit a tune. There are, however, talented individuals on the OTHER side, too.
I have some "pro-Ty Crack" music that has been brought to my attention and I will put that out on the internet in the very near future in the name of fair play to both sides.
In the meantime, well, I must do something that feels odd, alien and yet strangely familiar...and listen to this fresh new cut of gangster rap by Mental Mid, "Back Flip."