Top 10 Rap Beefs Of All-Time
What’s Beef? Beef is when you need 2 Gats to go to sleep, Beef is when your moms ain’t safe up in the streets. Yup, the late great Notorious B.I.G knows a little something about Rap Beefs as he lived it and allegedly died from it. So when an MC has a feud against another rival Hip Hop artist, shots will be fired in the studio and possibly the streets. With that being said, we’re back to our list of the Top Ten Rap Beefs of All Time.
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10Remy Ma VS Nicki Minaj
This beef between Remy Ma and Nicki has been lingering for some time now. A decade ago in 2007, Nicki released a freestyle that took shots at Remy Ma, as the two were rumored to be lovers. Remy then went to jail for 6 years and Nicki Minaj became Nicki Minaj as her career took flight. But the beef didn’t stop there, as Nicki kept up the shit talking through her lyrics. Remy then released ‘Shether’, a play on words of Nas’ ‘Ether’, attacking Nicki’s image and her supposed fake booty, then Nikci clapped back at Remy’s Shether as a featured artist on Gucci Mane’s “Make Love”. This beef ‘curtain’ is just getting warm.
950 Cent Vs Ja Rule
When 50’s friend robbed Ja Rule’s chain way back in the day, then Ja’s boy took the chain back for him using violent methods. This beef just started cooking. Ja and 50 hated each other for years after that, even fist fighting each other in a few different occasions. Ja Rule even saying, that he was stabbed by 50 and his crew at one point. Over the next few years, 50 recorded many diss tracks, such as Wanksta, Clap Back, Back Down, I Smell Pussy and Hail Mary. Needless to say 50 Cent spent some time, really disliking Ja Rule..Even getting his boy Eminem involved in the beef.. Not a fair fight 50!
8Drake Vs Meek Mill
The two were once inseparable BFFs, so much so that I’m pretty sure they had matching friendship bracelets and occasional sleepovers. But that mutual love ended with one tweet from Meek Mill when he casually mentioned that Drake doesn’t write his own lyrics. Yes, shots fired. Twitter blew up and Meek kept his twitter thumbs moving as he says he wishes he took Drake off his album when he
found out that Drakes verse was written by a ghost writer. Let’s just say, Papi wasn’t pleased, as he hit him with his first diss track ‘Charged Up’ and then the critically acclaimed “Back To Back” – yes, Meek got bodied by a singing Nigga.
7Westside Connection VS Cypress Hill
Millennials may not appreciate this beef being so high up, but trust me when I tell you this, Cypress Hill and Westside Connection’s beef was as hard as it gets. As Gangster rap was in full swing at the time, and Ice Cube being one of the hardest gangsta in the game, (this was before “are we there yet?”), and B Real from Cypress Hill claiming Cube stole their song ‘throw your set in the air’, which he claims the chorus sounded a lot like “throw your neighborhood in the air”. Then there was some chain snatching, threats, and iconic diss track ‘King Of The Hill’ and comeback track “No rest for the wicked” and “Ice Cube Killer” by Cypress Hill. West Coast Gangster Shit!
6Eminem Vs Insane Clown Posse
Here are two sets of people you do not want to fuck with in this industry. Eminem being the dopest lyrical genius ever who always seems to be angry and ICP with their fan base the Juggalos being completely insane. Hence the name… Both sides being from Detroit, Eminem apparently pissed off ICP when Em was handing out flyers for his show that read ICP performing (maybe) and mentioning in an interview that “they aren’t real rappers.” The beef was started, and it boiled from 1997 to 2005. With Eminem’s diss track “Till Hell Freezes Over” and ICP’s comeback “Slim Anus”. Add in 2010, ICP’s fan base the Juggalos threw human feces at socialite Tila Tequila’s fat head at their festival. Just wanted to mention that, and say, Thank you Juggalos.
5DMX VS Ja Rule
Ja Rule doesn’t seem to be liked very much does he? Even fighting with his label mate DMX when X barked out how much Ja is trying to sound like him. After X called out Ja as a dick rider wannabe, the two were apparently in the studio when things got heated when guns and ego’s were pulled out. No one was shot but both feelings were definitely hurt. As the two barkers barked at each other until Def Jam records had to split the two up. What was said in the exchange? Well, Modern Whiz has uncovered the never before seen footage, which you’re about to see for the first time ever
4Eazy E Vs Dr Dre
This era of hip hop was the greatest. The days when NWA was crushing it with Compton rappers and childhood friends Eazy E and Dre Dre on Ruthless records. But when Dre left the group and Eazy was ambushed by Suge Knight to release Dre from Ruthless and eventually sign with Death Row. Shit got heated as Dr Dre released ‘Dre Day’ where he depicts Eazy E as an Uncle Tom in his music video. Easy E retaliates with the classic diss track, “Real Muthaphukkin G’s”… two of the most emblematic singles in hip hop history.
3Ice Cube VS NWA
Ice Cube’s classic “NO Vaseline” diss track figuratively knocked NWA down like bowling pins, words stated by Cube in a recent interview. Although it was NWA who shot first with, ‘Message To BA’ as in Benedict Arnold and calling Ice Cube, “ice T Wannabe”.. Cube calls out Eazy E saying he needs to put a bullet in Jerry Heller’s temple because he is being controlled by the Jewish manager. Former NWA member Dr Dre did diss Cube back on one of his verses on his single “Nuthing But A G Thang”… And if you’re real old school, you’ll remember that No Vaseline was on the B side of the album single “Steady Mobbin”.. for anyone born after 1993.. that means the ‘other side’ of the tape..
2Jay Z VS Nas
This rap battle was like watching Gladiators in ancient Rome tear each others eyes out. With arguably two of the biggest names in hip hop at the time going for the throat. It got so intense at one point, that their mamas had to get involved… you know it’s serious annnd (embarrassing) when that happens. Nas even insinuating at the time, that Jay Z was gay. We all know that’s not true as Jay married Beyonce. Or is she his beard? I digress, Jay hits Nas with diss track “Takeover” on The Blueprint album and Nas killing Jay with Ether. Which is considered to be one of the dopest diss tracks ever to be made. Nas has said, that he named the song Ether, because he wanted to affect Jay’s soul with his weapon of words. That’s deep…
1Tupac Shakur VS The Notorious B.I.G.
This shit just went to a whole nudda level. As the two rap titans went blow for blow at each other that ended in tragedy. Not saying, that their death had
anything to do with the beef but saying the deaths were a tragedy. Although some conspiracy theorists believe they are still alive, and if you’re one of those people, then you’ll love our video “10 Celebrity Death Conspiracies”. The feud between the rap giants eventually started a East Coast – West Coast Hip Hop feud that lasted through all of the 90’s. How did it start and end? in 1995, Tupac was robbed and shot in New York which prompted Pac to believe that Bad Boy Records knew something about the robbery. BIG then released a song called ‘Who Shot Ya’ which Tupac believed to be a diss of him being robbed in New York. Then Tupac came hard at Bad Boy Records and Biggie with, ‘Against All Odds’, ‘Bomb First”, and my fave ‘Hit Em Up’. The two were eventually killed months apart from each other in similar drive by shootings while ironically both were in a car. Tupac in Las Vegas and Biggie in L.A. Rest In Peace…
And there you have it, our list of the ‘Top Ten Rap Beefs.’ Did we miss any other rap fueds? If so, mention them in the comment section below, and as always don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe.