Thursday, July 30, 2015

My Favorite Diss Songs Of All Time

 Update: I had to add another song to the list. 7/1/16

This week has been great for music. I would like to thank Meek Mill for sacrificing his career and bring Drake out from the Six to, um, body you. Drake has been on fire since Meek Mill started acting like the touchy, soft rapper that he really is. I thought he was from the hood? 

I even joined in on the laughs as Drake dropped 'Back 2 Back' . Meek got dissed for not only being fake but not responding to the first diss yet. That's the equivalent of getting hit and then hit again and laughed at for not fighting back. WHEN YOU STARTED THE DAMN FIGHT. 

That's the problem with Meek. You started the beef. Don't run now.  You asked for it. For Drake to be the one that you said, didn't write his raps. You sure the one that keep tweeting. "Trigga fingers turn to Twitter fingers". I feel bad for you Meek Mill fans. 

This got me to thinking about my favorite diss songs of all time. Too many to list so I'll just do five. What's your favorite? I'm sure I missed it in my list.  (No Order)

Nas - Ether  (Diss Jay-Z)

 Is he Dame Diddy, Dame Daddy or Dame Dummy?
Oh, I get it, you Biggie and he's Puffy
Rockafeller died of AIDS, that was the end of his chapter
And that's the guy y'all chose to name your company after?

 The Jay-Z/Nas feud was a hip hop rivalry during the early 2000s and is one of the most high-profile feuds in hip hop history. It was characterized by comments (both on- and off-record, figuratively as well as literally) between Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and Nasir "Nas" Jones from 2001 until resolved in 2005. The conflict received public attention because of how commercially and critically successful both artists were. It is one of the most followed feuds in hip hop history, especially in the aftermath of the East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry of the 1990s

How it started: Initially, Jay-Z was a fan of Nas, who became well known after releasing his landmark debut Illmatic in 1994. In 1996, while recording Jay-Z's debut album Reasonable Doubt, producer Ski used a vocal sample from Nas' "The World Is Yours" as the chorus to his song "Dead Presidents". Nas was invited to appear on the album and Jay-Z and his business partners, Damon Dash and Biggs Burke, also wanted to sign Nas' group The Firm to their label, Roc-A-Fella Records. It was also planned that Nas and his groupmate AZ would appear on the song "Bring it On." However, the two never showed up to record their verses, creating the beginning stages of animosity between the two camps; in addition, payment and credit for the Nas sample became an issue between the two artists later in the feud. The Firm ended up signing to Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment, releasing their eponymous album in 1997. Nas made a song about it. (Last Real Nigga Alive)

Throughout the late 1990s, Jay-Z and Nas avoided competition. Nas became more isolated due to his caring for his ailing mother. However, in August 1999, Roc-A-Fella artist Memphis Bleek made a vague reference to Nas in his song "Mind Right". The line "your lifestyle's written", was interpreted by rap duo Mobb Deep as a diss to the title of Nas' second album, It Was Written. Prodigy, one-half of Mobb Deep—who were close to Nas professionally as both artists were both from the Queensbridge projects and had appeared on each other's respective second albums—took issue with this and also with the lyrics and imagery in the music video to Jay-Z's 1997 single "Where I'm From":

“     So when I heard that, I was like, “Who is Jay talking about who is talking about hanging in Marcy in they line?” Then I thought about “Trife Life” in my verse I said “jetted through Marcy ‘cause D’s[detectives] ain’t baggin’ me” because I was out there...Then “Shook Ones” came out, then Jay came with the plastic cups, football jerseys in the projects, taking jabs at us. I was like Nas, what we need to do is go at these niggas because number one, his lil’ man is trying to shit on you; talking about your life is written and all this shit.     ”

Thereafter, according to Prodigy, Nas continued to ignore the prospects of a beef, and elected not to lash back outright. Prodigy began taking shots at Jay-Z, berating him in an interview in The Source over his lyrics in some of his songs. Afterwards, tensions between Prodigy and Jay-Z increased, including a rift between Roc-A-Fella artists and a rapper friend of Prodigy's, E-Money Bags

Tupac- Hit 'Em Up (Diss Biggie)
First off, fuck your bitch and the click you claim
Westside when we ride come equipped with game
You claim to be a player but I fucked your wife
We bust on Bad Boy niggaz fucked for life
How it started: After the release of "Who Shot Ya?", which Shakur interpreted as a diss song mocking about his robbery/shooting, 2Pac appeared on numerous tracks aiming threatening and/or antagonistic insults at Biggie, Bad Boy as a label, and anyone affiliated with them from late 1995 to 1996. Examples include the songs "Against All Odds", "Bomb First (My Second Reply)" and "Hit 'Em Up".  During this time the media became heavily involved and dubbed the rivalry a coastal rap war, reporting on it continually. This caused fans from both scenes to take sides

T.I.- 99 Problems( Lil Flip)

Tip gonna tip yo ass into a coma

How it started: While T.I. was incarcerated in 2004, another popular southern rapper, Lil Flip, took issue with him over his "King of the South" claims which launched a much publicized feud. In an October 26, 2004 interview with, T.I. said he'd heard comments about Flip's "lyrical ability" for a long time but told music journalist Bayer Mack he didn't speak on it because he "wasn't raised like that". T.I. said he was also upset Lil' Flip waited until his incarceration to criticize him. According to AllHipHop, T.I. and Lil' Flip had an altercation in Lil' Flip's neighborhood, the Cloverland section of Houston. It has been said that T.I. went there to create a DVD exposing Lil' Flip to be a fraud. When T.I. went to Cloverland with his entourage, he was met by Flip and his people. Then it was said a fight broke out. The same day T.I. went on a Houston, Texas radio station talking about the altercation. He revealed that he had the tape and he was going to release it with an upcoming mixtape, but that did not happen because James Prince stopped him from distributing the tape. It is unknown whether T.I. still has the tape or not. The feud was squashed by Rap-a-Lot's Prince after having them sit down and resolve their feud. The feud was documented on BEEF 3 dvd.

 I'll have to let T.I. tell you about this one. Back in the day in the start around 2000, they made Beef dvd's. It was pretty popular. You can watch the whole DVD or you can skip to 43:00 for the T.I. vs Lil Flip one. I hated when T.I. had the grill. It was hard listening to him in interviews.

 Dr. Dre x Snoop Doggy Dogg - Fuck wit Dre day (Diss Easy-E)

  I'm hollin' one-eight-seven with my dick in yo mouth, beeyatch
How it started: N.W.A began to split up after Jerry Heller became the band's manager. Dr. Dre recalls: "The split came when Jerry Heller got involved. He played the divide and conquer game. Instead of taking care of everybody, he picked one nigga to take care of and that was Eazy. And Eazy was like, 'I'm taken care of, so fuck it'." Dre sent Suge Knight to look into Eazy's financial situation because he was beginning to grow suspicious of Eazy and Heller. Dre asked Eazy to release him from the Ruthless Records contract, but Eazy refused. The impasse led to what reportedly transpired between Knight and Eazy at the recording studio where Niggaz4life was recorded. After he refused to release Dre, Knight declared to Eazy that he had kidnapped Heller and was holding him prisoner in a van. The rumor did not convince Eazy to release Dre from his contract, and Knight threatened Eazy's family: Knight gave Eazy a piece of paper that contained Eazy's mother's address, telling him, "I know where your mama stays." Eazy finally signed Dre's release, officially ending N.W.A.

Ice Cube - No Vaseline (Diss N.W.A)

  First you was down with the AK 
And now I see you on a video with Michelle? 
Lookin' like straight bozos.

How it started: The song was a diss track aimed towards Ice Cube's former bandmates in the group N.W.A (which he left in 1989) and their manager, Jerry Heller. Ice Cube recorded this song after the comments N.W.A made towards him in their albums 100 Miles and Runnin' and Efil4zaggin. The first minute of the song is a reference to N.W.A's "Message to B.A.", in which they call Ice Cube "Benedict Arnold". Ice Cube then begins his full-blown diss on the group and their manager.

This my favorite, keyword being my and favorite. This is the ones I listen to often. I know that KRS-One has on of the best diss records but I don't listen to it often. I was thinking about adding Pastor Troy 'We Ready'. Not really sure if it's a diss song tho. The opening is tho. Not really sure it the shots in the song are aimed at Master P tho.  I also think he said it was not one. I don't know. 

I also have a bonus.  Actually Two.

50 Cent- Back down (Diss Ja Rule)

You's a Pop Tart, sweetheart, you soft in the middle

How it started: Before signing with Interscope, Jackson engaged in a well-publicized dispute with rapper Ja Rule and his label Murder Inc.. Jackson claims that a friend robbed Ja Rule of his jewelry and that Ja Rule accused him of setting it up. However, Ja Rule claimed the conflict stemmed from a video shoot in Queens because Jackson did not like seeing him "getting so much love" from the neighborhood.  In March 2000, while at The Hit Factory studio in New York, Jackson had an altercation with Murder Inc. associates. He was treated for three stitches after receiving a stab wound. Rapper Black Child claimed responsibility for the stabbing, saying he acted in self-defense because he thought someone reached for a gun.

Eminem- The Warning (Mariah Carey Diss)

 After the release of Carey's "Obsessed", a song about an obsessed man who claims to be having a relationship with her, suspicions were raised by many, including Eminem himself, that it was directed at Eminem, despite claims to the contrary by Cannon. As a response, Eminem released "The Warning", in which he claims he still has proof of the couple. Cannon responded to the song with his "I'm a Slick Rick", and even challenged Eminem to a boxing match for charity which never took place. Though not released as a single or as part of an album, "The Warning" appeared on three Billboard charts.

 From the year 2001 onwards, Eminem claimed to have dated Carey for six months throughout the gloomy times in her life.  Carey denied ever having been involved with the rapper in a personal relationship, claiming that they had only met a handful of times, and it was professional

Joe Budden 'Making A Murderer' Part 1/ Wake
" Subs fell short like a free throw from Rondo
So rude, he gay, so mean with all the Budden threats
As soon as we shoot at King, Demarcus Cousins' next"
How It Started:Their conflict started when Joe said he wasn’t impressed by Drake’s recent album Views. Drake responded by throwing subliminal shots at Joe on “4PM in Calabasas”.

Joe’s response comes in the form of this 6 minute scorcher in which he dismantles Drake from top to bottom. A snippet of an earlier diss track was made public a few days prior to the release of this track and included the following lines by Budden:

Making A Murderer is also the name of a popular Netflix show that Joe is a big fan of. In this instance, Drake’s comments have forced Joe to become one.

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