Today is a great day for hip-hop.
The movie Straight Outta Compton, depicting the real-life events of members of the rap group N.W.A., released in theaters today. Straight Outta Compton tells the story of 4 rappers whose music defined a generation and has not only influenced future artists but has transcended time.
In the spirit of N.W.A. we decided to pull together a list of hip-hop diss tracks that have shook up the game. Check out the trailer for the movie and the list.
Hip-Hop has always been a realm for feuds. If you don’t think you’re the best you probably don’t belong in the genre. With an atmosphere like that you can only imagine how many disagreements and beefs have risen over the years. In hip-hop the best way to get your point across is to just say it. Diss tracks are a staple and some come with a bit more sting than others.
We’ve curated a list of the 20 Best Diss Tracks in Hip-Hop with the help of some of the folks over at Rate Your Music. By the way, I wouldn’t listen to this list with your kids around, or your boss for that matter.
So without further delay here’s the list:
#20) 50 Cent – Backdown (Dissing Ja Rule)
#19) LL Cool J – To Da Break of Dawn (Dissing Kool Moe Dee, MC Hammer, and Ice T)
#18) Mobb Deep – Drop a Gem on Em (Dissing Tupac)
#17) Jay-Z – Super Ugly (Dissing Nas)
#16) Beanie Sigel – Hot 97 Freestyle (Dissing Jadakiss and Nas)
#15) Eazy-E – Real Muthaphuckkin G’s (dissing Dr. Dre and Snoop after they dissed him on The Chronic.)
#14) The Notorious B.I.G. – Kick in the Door (Dissing Nas and Jeru the Damaja.)
“You’re reign on the top was short like Leprechauns” dissing Nas.
“Son I’m surprised you run with them, I think they got cum in them, cause they nothing but dicks” Talking to DJ Premier who produced the song dissing Jeru.
#13) Common / No I.D. – The Bitch in Yoo (Dissing Ice Cube)
#12) Eminem – The Sauce/Nail in the Coffin (Dissing Benzino and The Source magazine.)
#11) Canibus – 2nd Round KO (Dissing LL Cool J.)
#10) Game – 300 Bars & Runnin’ (Dissing 50 Cent and G Unit)
#9) 2Pac – Hit ‘Em Up (Dissing Biggie and Bad Boy records)
#8) Dr. Dre – Fuck Wit Dre Day (Dissing Eazy E, Luke and others)
#7) Ice Cube – No Vaseline (Dissing his former group NWA)
#6) Jadakiss – Checkmate (Dissing 50 Cent)
#5) LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out (Dissing Kool Moe Dee)
#4) Nas – Ether (Dissing Jay-Z)
#3) Jay-Z – The Takeover. (Dissing Nas and Mobb Deep)
#2) Makaveli – Against All Odds (Dissing pretty much everyone)
#1) Boogie Down Productions – The Bridge is Over (Dissing MC Shan and Marley Marl)
Honorable Mention: Drake for “Back to Back Freestyle”
Do you think Drake’s track (dissing Meek Millz) can make top 20?
Did we miss any? Comment below!!!