J.U.I.C.E. Once Beat Eminem In A Battle. Now He Bodies Hulk Hogan In A Freestyle (Video)
In February of this year, famed freestyle and battle MC J.U.I.C.E called out Eminem for a rematch. Before Em’ would sign with Aftermath Entertainment and quickly go on to super-stardom, he lost to the Chicago, Illinois MC in a controversial 1997 Scribble Jam final round battle. Proud of his title, J.U.I.C.E. offered an apparent double or nothing challenge to the MC who has since spoken about that defeat before launching his own Shady battle league.
R.A. The Rugged Man appeared on some of the same Rawkus compilations as Slim Shady. R.A. recently hosted J.U.I.C.E. on his eponymous podcast. While that rematch request has not yet been granted, J.U.I.C.E. did not refrain from popping shots. R.A., who has spoken out against issues far beyond Hip-Hop tells his guest, “If you had to battle Vladimir Putin, do it now.” On the spot, J.U.I.C.E. begins:
“Listen / Vladamir Putin / You think you run Russia, I’ll come out of here shootin’ / Talking all that bullsh*t homie with a pen and pad / Hit em like Trinidad, but never been to Leningrad / All I’m gonna do is go right to the Russian coast / Show ’em how it is you want dope, well he could touch a dose / I don’t really care about him ’cause I’ll destroy a b*tch / You know how it is I’m from Chicago with Blagojevich / But that’s just political, you know I straight saw it off / Especially when I miss my old dudes, like Gorbachev / So I don’t really know about the Russian state / I’m just talking about a dude who can’t be touched because he’s great / So Vladamir, listen, one time we need democracy, ’cause all that bullsh*t that you doin’ is just hypocrisy.”
It does not end there. At the direction of R.A., J.U.I.C.E. seamlessly moves on into battling figures including Hulk Hogan, James Bond, Nick Cannon, and former Louisiana State Representative and Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard David Duke. About Hogan, J.U.I.C.E. raps “I know about Hulk Hogan. I know the dude was a menace / With the 24-inch arms, yellow shirts in Venice / And all of that, I know he was in Wrestlemania / But I’m old school like Mesopotamia / I’m going back, boy, just to show it off / That’s how it is. I’m Johnny Depp, man, I blow it off / So, I don’t care about him man, I make the whole brain games change / even though me and him both got the same name / Terry is my name. Terry’s his, so we share a name / That’s how it is. We both rich. We stare at fame / So don’t make me have to be focused like a Nikon / I strike on and kill him for his 24-inch pythons.
Not only does MC J.U.I.C.E. display nimble, improvisational rhymes, he shows knowledge in attacking these subjects. Whether weaving in a litany of Bond titles and film characters, spouting off The Hulkster’s real name, or stating some ugly facts about Duke, this is heavy mental rhyming that has R.A. and company colorfully impressed.
By 4:30, this challenge ends. R.A. urges J.U.I.C.E. to seduce a number of ladies with his freestyle raps, which closes out the excerpt.
Sunz Of Man member Killah Priest, (2004 Scribble Jam champion) Immaculate, and producer Teddy Roxpin join the full episode:
Past guests on the show include Gym Class Heroes’ Travie McCoy and Stro.
Additional Reporting by Bandini.