DJ Max Key loses him­self

Sunday Star-Times - - News -

Max Key – DJ, mu­si­cian and son of the for­mer Prime Min­is­ter – has an­nounced he will hit back at rap­per Eminem af­ter the Na­tional Party was found guilty of breach­ing the copy­right of rap colos­sus. Key says he will re­lease a ‘‘diss track’’ against Eminem, given enough sup­port.

It’s ad­mirable to see a young per­son will­ing to do some­thing truly use­ful, rather than just spray­ing hate all over so­cial me­dia.

I had never heard of a ‘‘diss track’’ be­fore, so I looked it up on Ur­ban Dic­tionary.

‘‘A rap song with a sole pur­pose of diss­ing an­other rap­per,’’ the def­i­ni­tion said, and: ‘‘Nor­mally they are bad, but for 12 year olds, great!’’

OK, cool, at least we know where the bar is set. Un­for­tu­nately, Key ap­pears to still be about 7000 Face­book likes short of his tar­get, so we may never get to hear this piece of ge­nius.

I am cer­tainly no mu­si­cian of the cal­i­bre of Max Key, but I do know words; so I’ve had a go at the lyrics. Max is wel­come to use them, and I prom­ise I won’t come af­ter him for breach of copy­right.

(Hum along to the tune of ‘‘Lose Your­self,’’ one of my favourite Eminem songs).

Lose the vote

When you thought that

You’d won it, you owned it

The power

You’d never let it go

Bill you got two shots

And yet you kissed the Ninth Floor good­bye The op­por­tu­nity was once in a life­time (Yo!)


Max Key, the DJ for­merly known as the son of the for­mer Prime Min­is­ter.

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