The Most Biggest Beefs And Feuds In Hip-Hop History: PART 1


The Most Biggest Beefs And Feuds In Hip-Hop History
Beefing isn't a new concept in the rap world. It actually happens more frequently than it probably should, and the cause of the problem is sometimes overlooked. In any case, rappers have collided in song battles and on the streets since the beginning of hip-hop. While some rhymers have extended olive branches to work out their differences, others have demonstrated that they have little willingness to resolve any disagreements they may have with their peers. Let us find out some of the biggest and most unforgettable beefs and feuds in rap history.


The feud between TUPAC SHAKUR and NOTORIOUS BIG was the standard-bearer for every hip-hop conflict since. This feud involved two of the greatest rappers of all time as well as it served as a microcosm for a larger East Coast vs West Coast/ NEW YORK vs LOS ANGELES reality. Biggie was raised in Brooklyn, while Tupac was headquartered in Los Angles, they have meet for the firs time in 1993, it is where they became friends. Later, in the same year, they performed together at Madison Square Garden in New York.

In 1994, their friendship start to deteriorate, Tupac was ambushed and also shot in Time Square while he was in his way to record with Biggie. Tupac accused Biggie and his manager Puff Daddy of involvement, in the same year Biggie released a song named "WHO SHOT YA?" which was a direct diss to Tupac. By 1995, this beef has became the focal point of a long-simmering. 

After many events that happened between these two, Tupac Jumped on several tracks attacking bad boy artists, of course, it was including Biggie. The feud has reached its violent zenith in 1996, it is when Tupac was tragically killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. Six months later, Biggie was also murdered in a shooting in Los Angles.

The Most Biggest Beefs And Feuds In Hip-Hop History


The beef between NAS & JAY-Z appeared destined to end like the beef between TUPAC & BIGGIE, in tragedy way. But what happened later is that this feud was resolved without any bloodshed. The dispute between those two started in 1996 when Nas failed to appear at a recording season for Jay's legendary debut album, REASONABLE DOUBT. 

In 1997. Following the death of The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z declared himself New York City's top MC in 1997, escalating the feud. Nas was targeted by Jay-Z associate Memphis Bleek in 1999, and Jay ripped into the Queensbridge product on "Takeover," a single from his sixth album The Blueprint, released in 2001. What was Nas' response? "Ether" is arguably the greatest diss track in hip-hop history. 

The brutal attack was perceived as a knockout blow on the streets, as it targeted Jay-entire Z's Roc-A-Fella roster. Jay, never one to take things lying down, responded with "Supa Ugly," a highly personal statement that garnered him a public rebuke from his own mother. Then everything was calm. 

There were a few more diss tracks thrown in here and there, along with a few subliminal punches, but it sounded like both rappers had given it they're all. The hip-hop community looked elsewhere for entertainment until 2005, when Nas joined Jay-Z on stage during the "I Declare War" tour in East Rutherford, New Jersey, to put an end to the feud. Everything was right in the hip-hop universe when the duo performed "Dead Presidents" and "The World Is Yours."

The Most Biggest Beefs And Feuds In Hip-Hop History


Is Drake a rap star who writes his own music? That would be the question that began one of the most famous international rap beef of all time, a conflict that shook the hip-hop industry from its beginning in 2015 to its final end four years later.

"Stop comparing Drake to me too... He doesn't compose his own raps!" Meek Mill said in a tweet. The accusation helped spark a flurry of accusations and threats. Drake's apparent ghostwriter, Atlanta rapper Quentin Miller, was soon revealed and chimed in. Noah "40" Shebib, Drake's longtime producer and collaborator, defined the Toronto native as more than a rapper, and thus not bound to the community's codes and customs. 
Then there were the tracks that were supposed to be a diss tracks. Drake released "Charged Up" in July 2015, followed by "Back to Back" before Meek could respond. The damage had already been done by the time Meek dropped "Wanna Know." Despite his reputation for tenderness, Drake became recognized as a formidable opponent in a feud.

This feud was officially laid to rest with the release of Meek Mill's "Going Bad" featuring Drake in 2019. 

The Most Biggest Beefs And Feuds In Hip-Hop History


50 Cent is a businessman first of all. However when his celebrity status was at its highest in the mid-2000s, many questioned the rapper's battle with West Coast rival The Game. Was it a publicity stunt to boost album sales? The feud officially began not long after Dr. Dre of Aftermath Entertainment placed The Game in G-Unit. G-Unit was embroiled in a plethora of feuds, the most infamous of which was with Ja Rule and his Murder Inc. label, and 50 Cent was irritated by Game's lack of involvement. He also felt he wasn't given enough credit for his contributions to Game's debut album, The Documentary.

The situation rapidly deteriorated. A member of The Game's crew was injured when shots were fired outside the Hot 97 studio in New York. Following a temporary cease-fire, both sides unleashed a barrage of diss albums, with Game's 14-minute "300 Barz and Running" serving as the highlight. The dispute ultimately died down, 50 and The Game called for an end to it in 2016 at the Ace of Diamonds Strip Club in Los Angeles.

The Most Biggest Beefs And Feuds In Hip-Hop History


How quickly things have changed. Rapper fistfights were popular at recording studios and on street corners in the 1990s and early 2000s. They were performing at the Harper's Bazaar New York Fashion Week Party in 2018. Cardi B allegedly threw her shoes at Nicki Minaj and tried to attack her there. The heel-hucking event was the defining moment in a dispute that had been smoldering below a veil of media denials for years.

 The famous New York rappers had collaborated on songs and exchanged love tweets, but reports of a feud persisted. Cardi B took subtle jabs at Nicki Minaj during her verse on Migos' "Motorsport," but afterward denied any animosity in interviews. Nicki expressed her displeasure with the remark but emphasized that the squabble was sparked by the media. 

The chaos during New York Fashion Week underlined that where there's smoke, there's fire. Since then, the two have been openly hostile. On radio shows and on Instagram videos, they traded insults. Steve Madden, a shoe designer, got involved. The 2018 New York governor election turned into a slugfest. This heated competition seemed to have no end in sight.

The Most Biggest Beefs And Feuds In Hip-Hop History