One of the greatest (G.O.A.T. status yet to be determined, as it is currently being contested by deceased boxer Muhammed Ali) and most influential lyricists, the Notorious G.O.D. has passed away this Tuesday in the year of our him, 2016.
Known for his “loose and easy flow”, G.O.D.’s teachings were found to be humane and relatable. His diction favoured the layman and never shied away from topics thought uncouth or difficult such as slavery, pestilence, and infanticide. However modern critics disapprove of his misogynistic subtext and allusions to unchecked power and obedience. His demand for unconditional love has led some of his most extreme fans to form faux structures in his name, such as the Crusade Crips and the ISIL Bloods.
Speculation has arose as to whether it was general apathy that killed the big man; kinda like the plot of Elf (2003) where Santa Claus was weaken by the lack of devotion from children. Police have already taken in a Friedrich Nietzsche for questioning, who had been proclaiming G.O.D.’s imminent death for centuries. Word is still out as to whether or not he had any direct involvement or was simply “a major bummer who just got lucky.”
Yahweh Shakur (thought by many to be his contemporary) died a mere 1983 years before Notorious, and was also thought to be complicit in G.O.D.’s death. Though different in style and approach, both verse smiths were unrivalled in their specific sub-genres. Many sources close to the pair said that they were actually in works to create a collaborative album, tentatively entitled “The Fat(her)boy Slim, the SZA, and the Holy Ghostface Killah”.
Proponents of both East coast and West coast monotheism shared in mourning the MC who will surely be missed for both his innovation and creation of the known world. However promptly following the funeral procession, both parties quickly resumed their feuding despite VERY CLEAR AND TANGIBLE SIMILARITIES between both schools of thought.
His first EP (extended prophet) titled the “Old Testament” featured beloved tracks such as “Exodus: Suicidal Thoughts”, “Mo Mary Mags Mo Problems”, “Juicy” which featured DJ Snake and Eve, and of course “Ten Crack Commandments”.
His follow-up record, the “New Testament” was released posthumously to instant success and praise. In fact it was in this later account that G.O.D.’s word really cemented itself as a classic. It helped resurrect his stature among old fans and new converts. His legacy has emerged from underground Roman rap to well-recognized reverence spun by every religious-head this side of Bethlehem-Stuy.