Emmure

It would be beating a dead horse to say that Emmure frontman Frankie Palmeri isn’t a scholar or a gentleman. The dude writes songs about watching drug addicts performing oral sex. I mean, there’s really no reason to analyze the guy. He’s just a modern representation of nu-metal wiggerdry dressed up as tough guy hardcore. I try not to focus on the negatives of music or the people within the music scene, but his latest Twitter tirade is too mind-blowing to not share.

Via ThePRP:

“I’m sick and tired of watching dudes,step on stage scream about shit they don’t feel. You’re on tour CHEATING on your BABY MOMMA. Y u mad? Niggas have riches and parents who are doctors and shit. You are NOT real. Your words mean NOTHING. Shit is not a joke. You married? What you screaming for? Go love the bitch you convinced to suck your dick for the rest of her life. Poser.

If you have somehow convinced someone to sit around and wait for your dick then you have no human reason to be angry. You’re a time vampire. So many are playing the game but act like their genuine. You’re a bishop crossing the board. I’m a straight forward rook. Diagonal ass nigga

Yup I respect your hustle. But I do not respect your art. You pray on the pennies of children who are obsessed with image.”

There’s so much wrong here that I’m not sure where to begin. First of all, I get his annoyance with contrived music with no feeling or emotion, but his message is lost as he might as well be the pot calling the kettle black. Speaking of black, it’s important to remember that Palmeri isn’t, and his use of “nigga” is pretty laughable and embarrassing. He’s trivializing the implications of the word in the guise of seeming tough and edgy. It’s also ironic considering his message lamenting fakeness in music when the dude thinks he’s a gangster.

He’s also implying that people raised with and given different opportunities than himself can’t be genuine. So what if a touring musician is married or comes from money? That doesn’t mean they can’t scream with fire and passion about real emotion or high concepts that are important to the musician. As I’ve said, he’s got no leg to stand on; he writes songs about drugs, sex, generally being tough, and one of the most one-dimensional video game characters ever.  I’d rather listen to a happily married guy scream about philosophy than whatever ignorant thing that Frankie yells about.

I wish he could have made a real argument against passionless music, because I get it. I dunno, man. It’s just dumb.

– JR

Comments

3 Responses

  1. matt nowicky

    Well, for one… “drug dealer friend” isn’t written about literally sucking the drug dealers dick… it’s supposed to be a metaphor for what happens when somebody becomes an addict. Two, who gives a fuck if he says nigga?

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  2. Vonphilster

    Being white and saying nigga isn’t being racist. Quit trying to make something from nothing.

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  3. Alexander Thomas Walsh

    He’s a fucken Jersey boy! What did you expect. Nigga is the new black, who gives a flying fuck if he says anything. Words are only words. Everyone is so fucking sensitive. Wear baggy pants, turn a wrench and chop wood for the fire. Each day is a day closer to the 6 feet under black box, because in the end “it doesn’t even matter” (song with linken park voice)

    textual reminder: there may have been grammatical errors because I could give two fuck to a crackhead

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