Where's the beef? If you guessed "in the world of hip-hop," then you guessed correctly. For as long as hip hop has been popular, epic feuds have existed between top artists, and it can be exhausting to keep up with the latest hip-hop beef and feuds, along with the most disrespectful diss tracks in rap history.
Which rappers and hip-hop stars have been involved in rap beefs? Even the two most critically acclaimed rappers of all time, Tupac and Biggie Smalls hated each other, and possibly even had each other killed. Jay-Z, Drake, Big Sean... they've all got enemies.
Feuds occur between new school and old school rappers all the time (remember those harsh words Ice-T had for Soulja Boy?). However, feuds also occur between contemporary rappers with similar styles. Just ask Nelly and Chingy. Even when rappers doesn't seem to have anything in common a feud can break out, too.
Vote up the feuds you think are the biggest throughout the history of hip hop and rap music. Who knows, maybe this list will even rekindle one.
Bad Boy Records vs. Death Row Records
The East Coast/West Coast rap feud is perhaps the most notorious (no pun intended) rap feud of all time. As part of the feud, several rappers have been gunned down, including two pioneers of the genre: Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.
Nas vs. Jay-Z
After The Notorious B.I.G's death in 1997, Jay-Z and Nas were considered the top two candidates to take the throne as the best East Coast rapper. Jay-Z released a track in 1999 entitled "The City is Mine." Nas dismissed Jay-Z as a serious contender on his 1999 track "We Will Survive." The feud continued publicly until 2005 when the two accepted a truce.
Eazy-E vs. Ice Cube
When Ice Cube left N.W.A in December of 1989, the remaining members, especially Eazy-E, fired shots at Cube who called Cube "Benedict Arnold." Cube responded by releasing the track "Jackin' fo' Beats," which included the lyric, "And if I jack you and you keep comin, I'll have you marks a 100 miles and running!"
G-Unit vs. Murder Inc.
The origin of the G-Unit vs. Murder Inc. feud remains a mystery, but it became public in 1999 when 50 Cent released the diss track, "Your Life's on the Line." The feud became violent and videos circulated that depicted punches and stabbings.