The Greatest Diss Tracks of All Time: The Art of The Battle Rap

The Greatest Diss Tracks of All Time: The Art of The Battle Rap

Throughout hip-hop's history, rap beefs popped off in all sorts: from throwin' hands, interviews, social media posts, to spittin' bars on wax. These clashes swing from real beef to straight-up envy. Sometimes, those sneak disses just explode. We're diving into the most iconic mainstream rap beefs where artists went hard, dropping verses or entire tracks to destroy their foes. Whether it's through a freestyle or a well-crafted song with hooks, the power of a diss track can either crown you king or leave you in the dust. A weak diss can get flipped by just a couple of nice lines on a featured track. Sometimes, the beef ends and artists come together on a collaboration. With tech evolving from mixtapes to now instant online drops, the rap battle scene's more lit than ever.

Table of Contents

  1. Roxanne Shanté vs. UTFO - 1984
  2. KRS-One vs. MC Shan - 1986
  3. Kool Moe Dee vs. LL Cool J - 1987
  4. Ice Cube vs. NWA - 1990
  5. Dr. Dre vs. Eazy-E - 1992
  6. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony vs. Three 6 Mafia - 1994
  7. The Notorious B.I.G. vs. 2Pac - 1995
  8. Ice Cube vs. Common - 1995
  9. Ice Cube vs. Cypress Hill - 1995
  10. Tha Dogg Pound vs. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - 1995
  11. 2Pac vs. Mobb Deep - 1996
  12. Nas vs. The Notorious B.I.G. - 1996
  13. 2Pac vs. Nas - 1996
  14. 2Pac vs. Jay-Z - 1996
  15. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony vs. Wu-Tang Clan - 1997
  16. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony vs. Twista - 1997
  17. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony vs. Do or Die - 1997
  18. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony vs. Crucial Conflict - 1997
  19. LL Cool J vs. Canibus - 1997
  20. Eminem vs. Cage - 1998
  21. Eminem vs. Milkbone - 1998
  22. Eminem vs. Vanilla Ice - 1998
  23. DMX vs. Ja Rule - 1998
  24. Eminem vs. Canibus - 1999
  25. Eminem vs. Christina Aguilera - 2000
  26. Eminem vs. Will Smith - 2000
  27. Eminem vs. Insane Clown Posse (ICP) - 2000
  28. Eminem vs. Everlast - 2000
  29. Eminem vs. Limp Bizkit - 2000
  30. 50 Cent vs. Ja Rule - 2000
  31. Beanie Sigel vs. Jadakiss - 2001
  32. Eminem vs. Esham - 2001
  33. Jay-Z vs. Nas - 2001
  34. Nas vs. Cam'ron - 2002
  35. Dr. Dre vs. Jermaine Dupri - 2002
  36. Eminem vs. Mariah Carey - 2002
  37. Eminem vs. Benzino - 2002
  38. Snoop Dogg vs Suge Knight - 2002
  39. Eminem vs. Ja Rule - 2003
  40. Royce da 5'9" vs. D12 - 2003
  41. T.I. vs. Lil' Flip - 2003
  42. T.I. vs. Ludacris - 2004
  43. Eminem vs. Tha Outsidaz - 2004
  44. Nelly vs. Chingy - 2004
  45. The Game vs Joe Budden - 2004
  46. 50 Cent vs. The Game - 2005
  47. 50 Cent vs. Fat Joe - 2005
  48. 50 Cent vs Jadakiss - 2005
  49. 50 Cent vs. Nas - 2005
  50. Gucci Mane vs. Young Jeezy - 2005
  51. Lil Wayne vs. Gillie Da Kid - 2006
  52. Cam'ron vs. Jay-Z - 2006
  53. 50 Cent vs Cam’ron - 2007
  54. 50 Cent vs GZA - 2008
  55. 50 Cent vs. Rick Ross - 2009
  56. Eminem vs. Nick Cannon - 2009
  57. Beanie Sigel vs. Jay-Z - 2009
  58. Nicki Minaj vs. Lil' Kim - 2010
  59. Meek Mill vs. Cassidy - 2012
  60. Drake vs. Meek Mill - 2015
  61. The Game vs. Meek Mill - 2015
  62. Meek Mill vs. 50 Cent - 2016
  63. Nicki Minaj vs. Remy Ma - 2017
  64. Cam'ron vs. Mase - 2017
  65. Eminem vs. Lord Jamar - 2018
  66. Eminem vs. Machine Gun Kelly - 2018
  67. G-Eazy vs. Machine Gun Kelly - 2018
  68. Eminem vs. Joe Budden - 2018
  69. Drake vs. Pusha T - 2018
  70. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony vs. Migos - 2018
  71. Eminem vs. Snoop Dogg - 2020
  72. Cassidy vs. Tory Lanez - 2021
  73. Mase vs. Diddy - 2022
  74. Eminem vs. The Game - 2022
  75. Eminem vs. Melle Mel - 2023
  76. Nicki Minaj vs. Megan Thee Stallion - 2024
  77. Ca$his vs. Cassidy - 2024
  78. Honorable Mentions

 

Roxanne Shanté vs. UTFO - 1984

Problem: The Roxanne Wars began as a series of answer records in the mid-1980s, sparked by UTFO's "Roxanne, Roxanne," a song about a woman who rebuffs the members' romantic advances. The real conflict started when 14-year-old Lolita Shanté Gooden took on the persona of Roxanne Shanté and released "Roxanne's Revenge," claiming to be the Roxanne whom UTFO were rejecting. This track led to a multitude of other artists joining the fray, either supporting UTFO's original stance or countering from Roxanne Shanté's perspective, resulting in over 100 answer records and making it one of the most expansive battles in hip-hop history.

Tracks:

  • "Roxanne, Roxanne" - UTFO
    • Album: UTFO
    • Release Date: 1984
  • "Roxanne's Revenge" - Roxanne Shanté
    • Release Date: 1984
  • "The Real Roxanne" - The Real Roxanne with UTFO
    • Release Date: 1985
  • "Roxanne's Doctor - The Real Man" - Dr. Freshh
    • Release Date: 1985
  • "Roxanne You're Through" - The Invasions
    • Release Date: 1985
  • "Queen of Rox (Shanté Rox On)" - Roxanne Shanté
    • Album: Bad Sister
    • Release Date: 1985

Best Track: "Roxanne's Revenge" - Roxanne Shanté

Resolution: The Roxanne Wars did not have a formal resolution, but they significantly impacted hip-hop culture by demonstrating the power of answer records and battle rap. Roxanne Shanté's "Roxanne's Revenge" is often celebrated for launching her career and proving the commercial viability of rap battles. The multitude of responses highlighted the community aspect of hip-hop, as artists from various backgrounds and skill levels participated. Over time, the Roxanne Wars faded as participants moved on to other projects, but the phenomenon remains a pivotal moment in the history of hip-hop, showcasing the genre's competitive spirit and creativity.

 

 

KRS-One vs. MC Shan - 1986

Problem: The beef between KRS-One and MC Shan stemmed from the territorial rivalry between the Bronx and Queens in the New York hip-hop scene. It began with MC Shan's "The Bridge," which KRS-One interpreted as implying hip-hop started in Queensbridge, a claim he contested. KRS-One, representing the Bronx, responded with "South Bronx," sparking a series of diss tracks known as "The Bridge Wars" that highlighted the competitive spirit and regional pride within hip-hop during the mid-1980s.

Tracks:

  • "The Bridge" - MC Shan
    • Album: Down by Law
    • Release Date: 1986
  • "South Bronx" - Boogie Down Productions (KRS-One)
    • Album: Criminal Minded
    • Release Date: Mar. 3, 1987
  • "Kill That Noise" - MC Shan
    • Album: Down by Law
    • Release Date: Aug. 8, 1987
  • "The Bridge Is Over" - Boogie Down Productions (KRS-One)
    • Album: Criminal Minded
    • Release Date: Mar. 3, 1987

Best Track: "The Bridge Is Over" - Boogie Down Productions (KRS-One)

Resolution: The beef between KRS-One and MC Shan eventually cooled down as both artists moved on to other projects and the competitive nature of hip-hop evolved. While the rivalry was intense, it also showcased the creative drive within the genre, leading to some of the most memorable tracks in hip-hop history. The conflict wasn't resolved through a specific event, but rather, it faded as the focus shifted away from regional battles towards broader issues within the culture and industry.

 

 

 

Kool Moe Dee vs. LL Cool J - 1987

Problem: The beef between Kool Moe Dee and LL Cool J ignited over accusations from Kool Moe Dee that LL Cool J had copied his rap style. This contention mirrored the broader competitive nature of hip-hop, where originality and authenticity were highly valued. The feud was marked by a series of diss tracks from both artists, highlighting their lyrical prowess and contributing to the evolving narrative of rivalry within hip-hop culture during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Tracks:

  • "How Ya Like Me Now" - Kool Moe Dee
    • Album: How Ya Like Me Now
    • Release Date: Nov. 3, 1987
  • "Jack The Ripper" - LL Cool J
    • Album: All World
    • Release Date: Jan. 27, 1988
  • "Let's Go" - Kool Moe Dee
    • Album: Knowledge is King
    • Release Date: 1988
  • "To Da Break Of Dawn" - LL Cool J
    • Album: Mama Said Knock You Out
    • Release Date: Jun. 17, 1990

Best Track: "To Da Break Of Dawn" - LL Cool J

Resolution: The rivalry between Kool Moe Dee and LL Cool J gradually diminished over time. While it was one of the most notable feuds in hip-hop history, both artists eventually moved beyond it, focusing on their careers and contributing significantly to the music industry. The beef showcased the competitive aspect of hip-hop culture, emphasizing the importance of lyrical skill and stage presence.

 

 

 

Ice Cube vs. NWA - 1990

Problem: The beef between Ice Cube and N.W.A stemmed from Ice Cube's departure from the group over financial disputes. This falling out led to a series of diss tracks that highlighted tensions not just between Ice Cube and his former group members, but also reflected broader issues of trust, respect, and business ethics within the music industry. The dispute was intensely personal, given their previous close collaboration and significant contribution to the rise of West Coast hip-hop.

Tracks:

  • 100 Miles and Runnin – N.W.A.
    • Album: N.W.A. Greatest Hits
    • Release Date: May 29, 1990
  • Real N***az – N.W.A.
    • Album: 100 Miles and Runnin’ – EP
    • Release Date: May 29, 1990
  • "No Vaseline" - Ice Cube
    • Album: Death Certificate
    • Release Date: Oct. 31, 1991

Best Track: "No Vaseline" - Ice Cube

Resolution: The beef between Ice Cube and N.W.A was eventually resolved as the parties involved matured and moved forward in their careers. Relationships were mended over time, leading to public reconciliations and mutual respect in later years. This resolution demonstrated the possibility of growth and forgiveness, even after highly publicized conflicts.

 

 

 

Dr. Dre vs. Eazy-E - 1992

Problem: The feud between Dr. Dre and Eazy-E was ignited by Dr. Dre's departure from N.W.A and Ruthless Records, which Eazy-E co-founded. Dre's exit to establish Death Row Records with Suge Knight led to a highly publicized rift, marked by a series of diss tracks that reflected the personal and professional conflicts between the two artists. This feud was emblematic of the intense rivalries that could emerge from within the same music collectives, showcasing the complexities of relationships in the hip-hop industry.

Tracks:

  • "Dre Day" - Dr. Dre
    • Album: The Chronic
    • Release Date: June 16, 1992
  • "Real Muthaphuckkin G's" - Eazy-E
    • Album: It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa
    • Release Date: October 25, 1993

Best Track: "Real Muthaphuckkin G's" - Eazy-E

Resolution: The feud between Dr. Dre and Eazy-E was never formally resolved due to Eazy-E's untimely death in 1995. However, Dr. Dre has spoken positively about Eazy-E in later years, reflecting on their past with a sense of respect and nostalgia. The beef remains a significant chapter in hip-hop history, highlighting the impact of industry disputes on personal relationships and musical output.

 

 

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony vs. Three 6 Mafia - 1994

Problem: The feud between Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Three 6 Mafia began over allegations from Three 6 Mafia accusing Bone Thugs of imitating their style, specifically their fast-rapping flow and incorporation of dark, occult-themed lyrics. This dispute highlighted the tension between groups over originality and authenticity in hip-hop, a genre where the uniqueness of one's musical and lyrical approach is highly valued. The rivalry reflected broader debates within the hip-hop community about influence, homage, and the fine line between inspiration and imitation.

Tracks:

  • "Lay It Down" - Koopsta Knicca feat Three 6 Mafia
    • Album: The Devil’s Playground (Tape)
    • Release Date: 1994
  • "Live By Yo Rep" - Three 6 Mafia
    • Album: Mystic Stylez
    • Release Date: May 25, 1995
  • "Notorious Thugs" - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Notorious B.I.G.
    • Album: Life After Death
    • Release Date: March 25, 1997
  • Verzuz Battle (Bone Thugs vs Three 6 Mafia)
    • Hollywood Palladium on December 02, 2021

Best Track: "Notorious Thugs" - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Notorious B.I.G.

Resolution: The longstanding feud between Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Three 6 Mafia was dramatically spotlighted during their Verzuz battle at the Hollywood Palladium on December 2, 2021. During this event, tensions flared, leading to a physical altercation between Bizzy Bone and Juicy J. Despite this confrontation, the Verzuz battle proceeded after the situation was de-escalated, ultimately serving as a platform for reconciliation. This event marked a significant moment in their history, transforming their rivalry into a showcase of mutual respect and shared legacy within hip-hop.

Collaboration Tracks:

  • We Starvin - Krayzie Bone Feat. Gangsta Boo
  • Up There - Project Pat feat. Krayzie Bone
  • Krayzie Bone x DJ Paul Album (Announced 2023)

 

 

 

The Notorious B.I.G. vs. 2Pac - 1995

Problem: The feud between The Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac escalated after 2Pac was shot in New York on November 30, 1994, and suspected Biggie and his close associates had foreknowledge or involvement in the shooting. The rivalry intensified with 2Pac's public accusations and was marked by a series of diss tracks that fueled the East Coast-West Coast hip-hop rivalry. The conflict tragically mirrored their lives' endings, with 2Pac being fatally shot in Las Vegas on September 13, 1996, and Biggie in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997, leaving a legacy of unresolved questions and a deep impact on hip-hop culture.

Tracks:

  • "Who Shot Ya?" - The Notorious B.I.G.
    • Album: B-side to "Big Poppa"
    • Release Date: February 14, 1995
  • "Hit 'Em Up" - 2Pac
    • Album: Greatest Hits
    • Release Date: June 4, 1996
  • "Brooklyn's Finest" - Jay-Z feat. Biggie
    • Album: Reasonable Doubt
    • Release Date: Jun. 25, 1996
  • “Bomb First (My Second Reply)” – 2Pac
    • Album: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
    • Release Date: November 5, 1996
  • "Against All Odds" - 2Pac
    • Album: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
    • Release Date: November 5, 1996
  • "Die Slow" - 2Pac
    • Album: The Pac & Biggie You Never Heard
    • Recorded: 1996
  • "Long Kiss Goodnight" - The Notorious B.I.G.
    • Album: Life After Death
    • Release Date: March 25, 1997

    Best Track: "Hit 'Em Up" - 2Pac

    Resolution: The feud between The Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac ended tragically with both artists' untimely deaths, leaving the hip-hop community in mourning and marking a turning point in the industry's approach to artist rivalries. Their deaths emphasized the dangerous realities of the rivalries that had been part of hip-hop's competitive culture. Despite the unresolved nature of their conflict, both artists are celebrated for their contributions to music and their influence continues to resonate.

      

     

     

    Ice Cube vs. Common - 1995

    Problem: The feud between Ice Cube and Common originated from Common's song "I Used to Love H.E.R.," which Ice Cube interpreted as a critique of West Coast rap's direction and authenticity. This song used the metaphor of a woman to represent hip-hop's evolution, lamenting its perceived degradation. Ice Cube's response, along with Westside Connection, was to defend the West Coast's contributions to hip-hop, leading to a series of diss tracks that highlighted the regional tensions within the genre during the mid-1990s.

    Tracks:

    • “Westside Slaughterhouse” – Westside Connection
      • Album: The Best of Westside Connection
      • Release Date: Jun. 20, 1995
    • "The Bitch in Yoo"– Common
      • Album: GO! Common Classics
      • Release Date: 1996

    Best Track: "The Bitch in Yoo"– Common

    Resolution: The beef between Ice Cube and Common was resolved through mediation by mutual friends in the hip-hop community, including Louis Farrakhan. The resolution of their dispute is a testament to the ability of individuals within the hip-hop community to overcome misunderstandings and conflicts, emphasizing dialogue and reconciliation over continuing rivalry. This resolution allowed both artists to move forward, focusing on their music and contributions to the culture.

     

     

     

    Ice Cube vs. Cypress Hill - 1995

    Problem: The feud between Ice Cube and Cypress Hill began with Cypress Hill's accusation that Ice Cube plagiarized the hook of their song "Throw Your Set in the Air" for his track "Friday." This dispute highlighted issues of creative integrity and respect among artists within the hip-hop community. The contention led to a series of diss tracks that expressed the tensions and grievances between both parties, showcasing the competitive nature of the music industry and the importance of acknowledgment and originality.

     Tracks:

    • No Rest for the Wicked – Cypress Hill
      • Album: Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom
      • Release Date: Oct. 31, 1995
    • King of the Hill – Westside Connection
      • Album: Bow Down
      • Release Date: Oct. 22, 1996
    • "Ice Cube Killa" - Cypress Hill
      • Release Date: Sep. 1996

      Best Track: "No Rest for the Wicked" – Cypress Hill

      Resolution: The beef between Ice Cube and Cypress Hill was eventually resolved through personal conversations and public acknowledgments of respect towards each other. Both parties moved past the conflict, focusing on their respective careers and contributions to hip-hop. This resolution exemplifies the possibility of overcoming disputes through dialogue and mutual understanding within the music industry.

       

       

       

      Tha Dogg Pound vs. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - 1995

      Problem: The feud between Tha Dogg Pound and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony was an extension of the larger East Coast-West Coast rivalry and the specific tension between Death Row Records and Ruthless Records. Tha Dogg Pound, affiliated with Death Row, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, signed to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records, found themselves at odds due to their label associations and the heated atmosphere of the hip-hop scene in the mid-90s. This feud reflected the broader conflicts within hip-hop at the time, involving loyalty, regional pride, and the legacy of influential figures in the industry.

      Tracks:

      • "Dogg Pound Gangstaz" – Tha Dogg Pound
        • Album: Dogg Food
        • Release Date: Oct. 31, 1995
      • "Shotz to tha Double Glock" – Bone Thugs
        • Album: E. 1999 Eternal
        • Release Date: Jun. 20, 1995
      • "Mo' Murda" – Bone Thugs
        • Album: E. 1999 Eternal
        • Release Date: Jun. 20, 1995

        Best Track: "Mo' Murda" – Bone Thugs

        Resolution: The beef between Tha Dogg Pound and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony eventually subsided without a clear resolution. As the broader East Coast-West Coast rivalry cooled and the hip-hop community sought to move past the violence and divisions of the mid-to-late 1990s, many of the feuds from this era, including this one, faded into the background. Both groups have since focused on their careers and contributions to the genre, with the past conflict becoming a part of hip-hop's complex history.

        Collaboration Tracks:

        • Doing Thangs - Layzie Bone feat. Daz Dillinger
        • Gotta Get That Money - Daz Dillinger feat. Layzie Bone
        • Meal Ticket - Daz Dillinger feat. Krayzie Bone
        • The War Iz On - Krayzie Bone Feat. Kurupt
        • Blooky - Layzie Bone feat. Kurupt
        • Thug Pound Album (Announced 2022)

         

         

         

        2Pac vs. Mobb Deep - 1996

        Problem: The feud between 2Pac and Mobb Deep began after 2Pac interpreted Mobb Deep's 1995 track "Survival of the Fittest" as a diss towards him. This misunderstanding escalated into a series of diss tracks, most notably 2Pac's "Hit 'Em Up," where he explicitly targeted Mobb Deep among others. The rivalry was emblematic of the heightened tensions within the hip-hop community during the mid-1990s, particularly against the backdrop of the East Coast-West Coast rivalry.

         Tracks:

        • "Hit 'Em Up" - 2Pac
          • Album: Greatest Hits
          • Release Date: June 4, 1996
        • "Drop A Gem On ’Em" - Mobb Deep
          • Album: Hell on Earth
          • Release Date: Aug. 25, 1996
        • “Bomb First (My Second Reply)” – 2Pac
          • Album: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
          • Release Date: November 5, 1996
        • "Against All Odds" - 2Pac
          • Album: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
          • Release Date: November 5, 1996
        • "Die Slow" - 2Pac
          • Album: The Pac & Biggie You Never Heard
          • Recorded: 1996

          Best Track: "Hit 'Em Up" - 2Pac

          Resolution: The feud between 2Pac and Mobb Deep, like many others involving 2Pac, was left unresolved due to his untimely death in 1996. While tensions remained high after his death, the passing years have seen a softening of attitudes, with members of Mobb Deep expressing regret over the beef and paying respects to 2Pac's legacy. The conflict is now viewed as a tragic chapter in hip-hop history, reflecting the destructive potential of unresolved disputes in the music industry.

           

           

           

          Nas vs. The Notorious B.I.G. - 1996

          Problem: The rivalry between Nas and The Notorious B.I.G. was ignited over the claim to the title of "King of New York," a coveted status within the hip-hop community symbolizing the pinnacle of lyrical skill and influence. Both artists were at the peak of their careers, and each sought to assert dominance in a city that was a global epicenter for hip-hop. The competition between them was marked by subliminal jabs and lyrical prowess, showcasing the intense but creative nature of hip-hop rivalries.

           Tracks:

          • "The Message" – Nas
            • Album: It Was Written
            • Release Date: July 2, 1996
          • "Kick In the Door" – Biggie
            • Album: Life After Death
            • Release Date: March 25, 1997

            Best Track: "The Message" – Nas

            Resolution: The feud between Nas and The Notorious B.I.G. never saw a formal resolution due to Biggie's untimely death in March 1997. However, the rivalry is often remembered more for its artistic competition than personal animosity, with both artists contributing significantly to the legacy of hip-hop. In the years following, Nas would occasionally reflect on their competition with respect, highlighting the mutual admiration that underpinned their rivalry.

             

             

             

            2Pac vs. Nas - 1996

            Problem: The feud between 2Pac and Nas was ignited when 2Pac interpreted Nas's 1996 track "The Message" as a personal diss. This misunderstanding led 2Pac to respond with tracks on his album "The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory," where he directly addressed Nas. The rivalry was set against the backdrop of the broader East Coast-West Coast tension that defined much of mid-90s hip-hop, highlighting the misunderstandings and personal conflicts that could escalate into public disputes.

             Tracks:

            • “Bomb First (My Second Reply)” – 2Pac
              • Album: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
              • Release Date: November 5, 1996
            • "Against All Odds" - 2Pac
              • Album: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
              • Release Date: November 5, 1996
            • "Real N–gas" – Nas
              • Unreleased due to 2Pac's death.

              Best Track: "Against All Odds" - 2Pac

              Resolution: The feud between 2Pac and Nas was moving towards resolution at the time of 2Pac's death in September 1996. The two had reportedly met and made peace at the MTV Video Music Awards just days before 2Pac's fatal shooting. Nas has since spoken highly of 2Pac, reflecting on the potential for reconciliation that was cut short. This resolution attempt is a poignant reminder of the tragic impact of violence in the hip-hop community and the lost opportunities for unity.

               

               

               

              2Pac vs. Jay-Z - 1996

              Problem: The conflict between 2Pac and Jay-Z was primarily fueled by 2Pac's displeasure with Jay-Z's collaboration with The Notorious B.I.G. on "Brooklyn's Finest." 2Pac, already embroiled in a heated rivalry with Biggie, viewed Jay-Z's association with his adversary as a betrayal. This situation escalated tensions in the already volatile East Coast-West Coast hip-hop rivalry, with 2Pac targeting Jay-Z in several diss tracks as part of his broader campaign against figures he perceived as aligned against him.

               Tracks:

              • “Bomb First (My Second Reply)” – 2Pac
                • Album: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
                • Release Date: November 5, 1996
              • "Die Slow" - 2Pac
                • Album: The Pac & Biggie You Never Heard
                • Recorded: 1996
              • "All Out" - 2Pac
                • Album: Until the End of Time
                • Recorded: 1996
              • "Friendz" - 2Pac
                • Album: The Don Killumanati: The 3 Day Theory
                • Recorded: 1996
              • "2Pac Diss" - Jay-Z
                • Performed at The Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.
                • Uses the “No Diggity” instrumental from Blackstreet.
                • Unreleased due to 2Pac's death.

                  Best Track: “Bomb First (My Second Reply)” – 2Pac

                  Resolution: The feud between 2Pac and Jay-Z was abruptly halted by 2Pac's untimely death in September 1996, before Jay-Z's response track could be officially released. In the years following 2Pac's death, Jay-Z has expressed his respect for 2Pac's talent and influence on hip-hop. This posthumous recognition serves as a somber reminder of the unresolved conflicts left in the wake of 2Pac's passing and the broader impact of his legacy on the genre.

                   

                   

                   

                  Bone Thugs-N-Harmony vs. Wu-Tang Clan - 1997

                  Problem: The rivalry between Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Wu-Tang Clan was sparked by a misunderstanding and subsequent altercation at a NYC club in 1996, where a member of Wu-Tang Clan mistakenly identified Bone Thugs-N-Harmony as West Coast rappers, leading to a physical confrontation. The tension was exacerbated when Bone Thugs-N-Harmony won the American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist over Wu-Tang Clan in 1998, coupled with RZA's dismissive comments about the authenticity of the other nominees in the category. This incident underscored the regional sensitivities and competitive nature of the hip-hop community during the 1990s.

                  Tracks:

                  • “Forever Disc 2 Intro – RZA
                    • Album: Wu Tang Forever
                    • Release Date: June 3, 1997
                  • "Ain't Said No Names" - Krayzie Bone
                    • Album: Family Scriptures Chapter II: Family Reunion
                    • Release Date: May 26, 1998
                  • "Co-Defendants" - Hell Razah & Shyheim
                    • Album: The Swarm, Volume 1
                    • Release Date: Jul. 21, 1998

                   

                  Best Track: “Ain't Said No Names" - Krayzie Bone

                  Resolution: While the rivalry between Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Wu-Tang Clan was marked by public disputes and competitive jabs, it never escalated into a prolonged or deeply personal feud. Over time, the initial tensions have largely been overshadowed by the groups' respective legacies and contributions to hip-hop. Both collectives have since expressed mutual respect for one another's talents and achievements, illustrating the capacity for growth and reconciliation within the hip-hop community.

                   

                   

                   
                  Bone Thugs-N-Harmony vs. Twista - 1997

                  Problem: The rivalry between Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Twista originated from a dispute over the origins of the rapid-fire rap style, with both parties claiming to have pioneered or significantly contributed to this technique. This misunderstanding led to a series of tracks where each side asserted their dominance and innovation in the genre, reflecting the competitive spirit and emphasis on originality within hip-hop culture.

                  Tracks:

                    • "Handle The Vibe" - Bone Thugs
                      • Album: The Art of War
                      • Release Date: July 29, 1997
                    • "Look Into My Eyes" - Bone Thugs
                      • Album: The Art of War
                      • Release Date: July 29, 1997
                      • "Thug Luv" - Bone Thugs feat 2Pac
                        • Album: The Art of War
                        • Release Date: July 29, 1997
                        • "Crook County“ – Twista & The Speednot Mobsters
                          • Album: Mobstability
                          • Release Date: October 6, 1998
                          • "Thug Alwayz" – Bone Thugs
                            • Album: Thug Mentality 1999
                            • Release Date: Apr. 6, 1999
                            • "Schizophrenic" - Bizzy Bone
                              • Album: The Gift
                              • Release Date: Mar. 20, 2001

                            Best Track: "Thug Luv" - Bone Thugs feat 2Pac

                            Resolution: The tension between Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Twista eventually subsided as both parties acknowledged their mutual respect for each other's contributions to hip-hop. This resolution highlights the ability of artists to move beyond disputes and recognize the shared elements of their musical heritage, reinforcing the collaborative spirit within the genre.

                            Collaboration Tracks:

                            • Midwest Invasion - Layzie Bone Feat. Twista
                            • Spit Yo Game - Notorious B.I.G. Feat. Twista and Krayzie Bone
                            • 60 Second Assassins - DJ Kay Slay feat Twista and Layzie Bone
                            • C-Town - Bone Thugs Feat. Twista
                            • Ain't No Hoes - Twista Feat. Bone Thugs

                             

                             

                             

                            Bone Thugs-N-Harmony vs. Do or Die - 1997

                            Problem: The feud between Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Do or Die also centered on claims over the origin of the fast rapping style. This style, characterized by rapid lyric delivery and complex rhymes, was a point of pride and a distinctive feature for both groups. The misunderstanding led to a series of diss tracks where each group asserted their precedence and mastery over this technique, reflecting the competitive dynamics within the hip-hop community regarding innovation and influence.

                            Tracks:

                            • "Body Rott" - Bone Thugs
                              • Album: The Art of War
                              • Release Date: July 29, 1997
                            • "Whom Die They Lie" - Bone Thugs
                              • Album: The Art of War
                              • Release Date: July 29, 1997
                            • "Bustin Back" - Do or Die
                              • Album: Headz or Tailz
                              • Release Date: April 7, 1998
                            • "U Ain't Bone" - Bone Thugs
                              • Album: BTNHResurrection
                              • Release Date: February 29, 2000
                            • "Battlefield" - Layzie Bone
                              • Album: Thug by Nature
                              • Release Date: Mar. 20, 2001

                            Best Track: "Body Rott" - Bone Thugs

                            Resolution: Like many hip-hop feuds based on stylistic claims, the tension between Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Do or Die cooled over time. The resolution of such disputes often comes with mutual recognition of each other's talents and contributions to the genre rather than through direct confrontations or explicit reconciliations. This evolution showcases the underlying respect among artists even amidst competitive claims.

                             

                             

                             

                            Bone Thugs-N-Harmony vs. Crucial Conflict - 1997

                            Problem: The rivalry between Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Crucial Conflict ignited over accusations from Bone Thugs that Crucial Conflict had imitated their unique rapid-fire flow and overall musical style. This accusation led to a series of diss tracks from both sides, highlighting the protective nature of artists over their creative innovations and the tensions that can arise when similarities between styles are perceived as direct imitations rather than parallel evolution or homage.

                            Tracks:

                            • "Ready 4 War" - Bone Thugs feat. Majesty
                              • Album: The Art of War
                              • Release Date: July 29, 1997
                            • "Wasteland Warriors" - Bone Thugs
                              • Album: The Art of War
                              • Release Date: July 29, 1997
                            • "Lets Get It On" - Bizzy Bone
                              • Release Date: 1998
                            • "Menensky Mobbin’" - Bizzy Bone
                              • Album: Heaven's Movie
                              • Release Date: October 6, 1998
                            • "The Bidness" - Crucial Conflict
                              • Album: Good Side Bad Side
                              • Release Date: November 3, 1998
                            • "Young Guns" - Crucial Conflict
                              • Album: Good Side Bad Side
                              • Release Date: November 3, 1998
                            • "Back Against The Wall" - Crucial Conflict
                              • Album: Good Side Bad Side
                              • Release Date: November 3, 1998
                              • "All Original" - Bone Thugs
                                • Album: BTNHResurrection
                                • Release Date: February 29, 2000

                              Best Track: "Ready 4 War" - Bone Thugs feat. Majesty

                              Resolution: The feud between Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Crucial Conflict, like many disputes rooted in claims of style imitation, eventually faded without a clear resolution. Over time, the focus of both groups shifted back to their music and respective careers. Such disputes often diminish as artists grow and the industry evolves, reflecting the dynamic and interconnected nature of hip-hop culture.

                               

                               

                               

                              LL Cool J vs. Canibus - 1997

                              Problem: The feud between LL Cool J and Canibus ignited over a verse Canibus contributed to LL Cool J's song "4, 3, 2, 1." In his original verse, Canibus included lines questioning LL about his microphone tattoo, which LL took as a personal affront. LL Cool J then demanded Canibus change his verse before the song's release. This incident, coupled with LL's response verse on the same track perceived as a diss towards Canibus, escalated tensions between the two artists, leading to a series of retaliatory diss tracks that marked one of the most notable feuds of the late '90s hip-hop scene.

                              Tracks:

                              • "4, 3, 2, 1" - LL Cool J featuring Method Man, Redman, Canibus, DMX, and Master P
                                • Album: Phenomenon
                                • Release Date: Oct. 14, 1997
                              • "Second Round K.O." - Canibus
                                • Album: Can-I-Bus
                                • Release Date: Mar. 24, 1998
                              • "The Ripper Strikes Back" - LL Cool J
                                • Album: Survival of The Illest Vol 1
                                • Release Date: Apr. 28, 1998

                              Best Track: "The Ripper Strikes Back" - LL Cool J

                              Resolution: While the feud between LL Cool J and Canibus was intense, it eventually subsided, with both artists moving on to other projects. The conflict remains a memorable moment in hip-hop history, illustrating the genre's battle culture and the importance of respect among its artists. Despite the personal nature of their dispute, the resolution, like many in hip-hop, came through the passage of time rather than a formal reconciliation.

                               

                               

                               

                              Eminem vs. Cage - 1998

                              Problem: The conflict between Eminem and Cage began with accusations from Cage that Eminem had not only adopted his style but had also appropriated some of his lyrics. This contention emerged as Eminem's career was ascending, leading to a series of diss tracks from both artists. The dispute highlighted the competitive nature of the hip-hop industry, where originality and authenticity are highly prized, and accusations of style or lyrical theft can lead to significant feuds.

                              Tracks:

                              • "Drastic Measures (Microphone Autopsy)" by Indigenous Tribe feat. Eminem
                                • Album: As Of Light Into Darkness
                                • Release Date: 1997
                              • "Illest 4 Letter Word" by Cage
                                • Album: For Your Box
                                • Release Date: 1998
                              • "Bitch Lady" by Cage
                                • Album: For Your Box
                                • Release Date: 1998
                              • "Role Model" by Eminem
                                • Album: The Slim Shady LP
                                • Release Date: Feb. 23, 1999
                              • "Get U Mad" - Eminem feat. Sway and King Tech
                                • Album: The Singles
                                • Release Date: Jun. 15, 1999
                              • "Freestyle" by Eminem
                                • Album: Tony Touch Power Cypha 3 - The Grand Finale Album
                                • Release Date: 1999

                              Best Track: "Role Model" by Eminem

                              Resolution: The feud between Eminem and Cage cooled over time as both artists moved on to other endeavors in their careers. While the initial accusations led to a public dispute, the resolution of their conflict was not marked by a specific event or reconciliation but rather by a gradual cessation of hostilities. The competition between Eminem and Cage remains a footnote in both artists' careers, illustrating the intense rivalries that can develop over claims of originality in the hip-hop scene.


                               

                               

                               

                              Eminem vs. Milkbone - 1998

                              Problem: The feud between Eminem and Milkbone originated from a comment Eminem made, expressing his determination not to be fleetingly exposed to the music industry like Milkbone, a white rapper who had a brief moment of prominence in the mid-90s. This comment was perceived as a slight by Milkbone, leading to a series of tracks where both artists addressed each other directly or indirectly, reflecting the competitive and often personal nature of disputes within the hip-hop community.

                              Tracks:

                              • "Just Don’t Give a Fuck" by Eminem
                                • Album: The Slim Shady EP
                                • Release Date: Oct. 13, 1998
                              • "Presenting Milkbone" by Milkbone
                                • Album: Suge Knight Represents Chronic 2000
                                • Release Date: May. 4, 1999
                              • "Dear Slim" by Milkbone
                                • Album: U got Milk?
                                • Release Date: 2001

                              Best Track: "Just Don’t Give a Fuck" by Eminem

                              Resolution: The conflict between Eminem and Milkbone did not escalate into a prolonged public feud and eventually dissipated as Eminem's career skyrocketed, and Milkbone faded from the mainstream hip-hop scene. The brief exchange between the two showcased the intensity of competitive dynamics in hip-hop, especially regarding authenticity and the struggle for recognition.

                               

                               

                               

                              Eminem vs. Vanilla Ice - 1998

                              Problem: Eminem's frustration with being compared to Vanilla Ice, a rapper whose career trajectory had become a cautionary tale within the hip-hop community, led him to take lyrical jabs at Ice in several tracks. Eminem sought to distance himself from such comparisons, emphasizing his distinct style, lyrical depth, and authenticity, in contrast to the perceived commercial and fleeting nature of Vanilla Ice's success in the early 90s.

                              Tracks:

                              • "MC Hammer Vs. Vanilla Ice" by Eminem ft Proof
                                • Album: Soul Intent
                                • Release Date: 1995
                              • "Just Don’t Give a Fuck" by Eminem
                                • Album: The Slim Shady EP
                                • Release Date: Oct. 13, 1998
                              • "Role Model" by Eminem
                                • Album: The Slim Shady LP
                                • Release Date: Feb. 23, 1999
                              • "Exhale" by Vanilla Ice
                                • Album: Bi-Polar
                                • Release Date: 1999
                              • "Marshal Mathers" by Eminem
                                • Album: The Marshall Mathers LP
                                • Release Date: May 23, 2000
                              • "Fuck the Real Slim Shady" by Vanilla Ice
                                • Release Date: Mar. 29, 2000
                              • "Fuck Eminem" by Vanilla Ice
                                • Release Date: 2004

                              Best Track: "Marshall Mathers" by Eminem

                              Resolution: The feud between Eminem and Vanilla Ice did not evolve into a long-standing rivalry but rather reflected Eminem's broader struggle for respect and legitimacy in the hip-hop community, particularly in his early career. Over time, the direct exchanges between the two artists subsided, with each focusing on their respective paths within the music industry.

                               

                               

                               

                              DMX vs. Ja Rule - 1998

                              Problem: Murder Inc. was an American East Coast hip hop supergroup composed of Jay-Z, DMX, and Ja Rule, formed by record executive Irv Gotti in 1995. It was rebranded as a label in 1998 with Ja Rule signed as it's flagship artist. The feud between DMX and Ja Rule emerged from DMX's accusations that Ja Rule had imitated his distinctive gruff rap style and vocal delivery.

                              Tracks:

                              • "We Don’t Give A Fuck" - DMX
                                • Album: Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood
                                • Release Date: Dec. 22, 1998
                              • "Do You" - DMX
                                • Album: 60 Minutes of Funk. Volume IV: The Mixtape
                                • Release Date: 2000
                              • "They Want War" - DMX
                                • Release Date: Sep. 2002
                              • "Ruled Out" - DMX
                                • Release Date: 2003
                              • "Go To Sleep" - Eminem feat. Obie Trice, DMX
                                • Album: Cradle to the Grave
                                • Release Date: Feb 18, 2003
                              • "Blood in my Eye" - Ja Rule
                                • Album: Blood in my Eye
                                • Release Date: Nov. 4, 2003
                              • "Judas" - Ja Rule
                                • Album: The Mirror
                                • Release Date: Jul. 31, 2009

                              Best Track: "Go To Sleep" - Eminem feat. Obie Trice, DMX

                              Resolution: The feud between DMX and Ja Rule cooled over time but was never fully resolved before DMX's passing in 2021. Throughout their careers, both artists occasionally addressed the rivalry in interviews, with DMX maintaining his stance on the originality of his style. The dispute remains a notable aspect of early 2000s hip-hop history, reflecting the genre's competitive spirit and the value placed on individuality and authenticity.

                               

                               

                              Eminem vs. Canibus - 1999

                              Problem: The feud between Eminem and Canibus started due to a misunderstanding when Canibus accused Eminem of ghostwriting "The Ripper Strikes Back" for LL Cool J. Canibus apologized and asked Eminem to feature on a track, which Eminem initially agreed to but later declined due to dissatisfaction with the beat and his busy schedule. This perceived slight led to a series of diss tracks that escalated the beef between the two artists, marking a notorious rivalry in hip-hop history.

                              Tracks:

                              • "Role Model" - Eminem
                                • Album: The Slim Shady LP
                                • Release Date: Feb. 23, 1999
                              • "Get U Mad" - Eminem feat. Sway and King Tech
                                • Album: The Singles
                                • Release Date: Jun. 15, 1999
                              • "Phuk u" by Canibus
                                • Album: 2000 B.C. (Before Can-I-Bus)
                                • Release Date: July 18, 2000
                              • "U didn't care" by Canibus
                                • Album: C! True Hollywood Stories
                                • Release Date: Jan 1, 2001
                                • "Square Dance" by Eminem
                                  • Album: The Eminem Show
                                  • Release Date: May 26, 2002
                                • "Curriculum 101" Canibus
                                  • Album: Mic Club: The Curriculum
                                  • Release Date: Nov. 19, 2002
                                • "Can-I-Bitch" by Eminem
                                  • Album: Straight From The Lab
                                  • Release Date: November 7, 2003
                                • "Air Strike (Pop Killer)" by Canibus feat. D12
                                  • Album: Melatonin Magik
                                  • Release Date: Feb. 9, 2010

                                Best Track: "Can-I-Bitch" by Eminem

                                Resolution: The beef between Eminem and Canibus eventually fizzled out without a formal resolution. In a notable twist, an incident occurred where verses from D12 members were obtained by a third party for the track "Air Strike (Pop Killer)", unbeknownst to them, Canibus was also featured on the same track. The song was structured in a way that made it appear as though D12 was participating in dissing Eminem alongside Canibus. This manipulation was aimed at reigniting the feud by creating the illusion that Eminem's own group was turning against him. However, the situation was clarified, and it was understood that D12's participation was obtained under false pretenses, preventing any further escalation of the conflict.

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                Eminem vs. Christina Aguilera - 2000

                                Problem: The feud between Eminem and Christina Aguilera began under rather unique circumstances, rooted in mutual attraction. However, tensions escalated when Aguilera publicly revealed Eminem's secret marriage to Kim, a detail Eminem was not ready to share with the world. This breach of privacy and trust sparked a series of musical exchanges that highlighted the personal nature of their conflict, turning their initial crushes into a public and contentious battle played out through their music.

                                Tracks:

                                • "The Real Slim Shady" by Eminem
                                  • Album: The Marshall Mathers LP
                                  • Release Date: Apr. 18, 2000
                                • "Will The Real Slim Shady Please Shut Up" by Emily Ellis
                                  • Release Date: 2000
                                • "Off The Wall" by Eminem feat Redman
                                  • Album: Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (Soundtrack)
                                  • Release Date: Jul. 11, 2000
                                • "Can’t Hold Us Down" by Christina Aguilera feat. Lil Kim
                                  • Album: Stripped
                                  • Release Date: Jul. 8, 2003
                                • "Kickoff Freestyle" by Eminem
                                  • Release Date: Nov. 30, 2018

                                Best Track: "The Real Slim Shady" by Eminem

                                Resolution: The feud between Eminem and Christina Aguilera eventually cooled without a clear resolution. While there was no formal reconciliation, both artists moved on to other endeavors, and the feud has since been regarded as a memorable episode in early 2000s pop culture. The lack of ongoing diss tracks or public disputes suggests that both artists have put the past behind them, focusing instead on their respective careers.

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                Eminem vs. Will Smith - 2000

                                Problem: The beef between Eminem and Will Smith ignited due to a combination of personal comments and public statements. Initially, Will Smith made a remark about Eminem's future in hip hop, predicting he would either be a major flop or a monumental success. The situation escalated at the 1999 Video Music Awards when Smith, in his acceptance speech, highlighted his success without resorting to violence or profanity in his music. Eminem interpreted this as a slight not only towards himself but towards the entire genre of rap that often includes such themes in its music.

                                Tracks:

                                • "The Real Slim Shady" by Eminem
                                  • Album: The Marshall Mathers LP
                                  • Release Date: Apr. 18, 2000
                                • "Mr. Niceguy" by Will Smith
                                  • Album: Lost and Found
                                  • Release Date: Mar. 29, 2005

                                Best Track: "The Real Slim Shady" by Eminem

                                Resolution: The conflict between Eminem and Will Smith didn't escalate into a prolonged public feud. Both artists eventually moved past the incident, focusing on their careers without further public confrontations. Smith's "Mr. Niceguy" seems to address and playfully respond to critics, including Eminem, but there hasn't been a significant continuation of their dispute. The lack of direct confrontation or resolution leaves this beef as a footnote in both artists' careers.

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                Eminem vs. Insane Clown Posse (ICP) - 2000

                                Problem: The feud between Eminem and Insane Clown Posse (ICP) sparked in 1997 when Eminem promoted an event by suggesting ICP would perform without their consent. This misuse of ICP's name on a flyer led to a prolonged and heated rivalry, characterized by exchanges of diss tracks that targeted personal and professional aspects of both parties. The conflict not only involved Eminem and ICP but also drew in associated acts, contributing to a sprawling and multifaceted hip-hop feud.

                                Tracks:

                                • "Get U Mad" - Eminem feat. Sway and King Tech
                                  • Album: The Singles
                                  • Release Date: Jun. 15, 1999
                                • "Till Hell Freezes Over" - Eminem
                                  • Album: Dirty World
                                  • Release Date: 2000
                                • "Slim Anus" by ICP feat Twiztid
                                  • Album: Psychopathics from Outer Space
                                  • Release Date: April 5, 2000
                                • "Marshall Mathers" & "Ken Kaniff Skit" by Eminem
                                  • Album: The Marshall Mathers LP
                                  • Release Date: May 23, 2000
                                • "Shittalkaz" - Blaze Ya Dead Homie feat ICP, Twiztid
                                  • Album: Blaze Ya Dead Homie
                                  • Release Date: Jul. 25, 2000
                                • "My Homie Baby Mama" - ICP
                                  • Album: Bizaar
                                  • Release Date: Oct. 31, 2000
                                • "Please Don’t Hate Me" - ICP
                                  • Album: Bizaar
                                  • Release Date: Oct. 31, 2000
                                • "Cherry Pie (I Need a Freak)" - ICP
                                  • Album: Bizaar
                                  • Release Date: Oct. 31, 2000
                                • "Nuttin’ but a Bitch Thang" by ICP
                                  • Forgotten Freshness Vol 3
                                  • Release Date: Dec. 18, 2001
                                • "Monkey See, Monkey Do" - Eminem
                                  • Album: Straight From The Lab
                                  • Release Date: Nov. 7, 2003
                                • "Hard Times" - Esham feat ICP
                                  • Album: Repentance
                                  • Release Date: Nov. 18, 2003

                                 

                                Best Track: "Marshall Mathers" by Eminem

                                Resolution: The feud between Eminem and ICP saw moments of escalation and de-escalation over the years, with both sides delivering pointed barbs through their music. However, in more recent years, there have been signs of a thaw in relations. Both parties have made public statements indicating a softening of their stance towards each other, suggesting a move away from the conflict. Despite the absence of a formal resolution or collaboration, the decrease in hostility points towards a tacit resolution.

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                Eminem vs. Everlast - 2000

                                Problem: The conflict between Eminem and Everlast initiated after Everlast felt ignored by Eminem during an encounter at a concert. This incident led Everlast to address his grievances through his music, sparking a series of diss tracks between the two.

                                Tracks:

                                • "Ear Drums Pop Remix" by Dilated Peoples feat. Everlast
                                  • Album: The Platform
                                  • Release Date: May 23, 2000
                                • "I Remember" by Eminem
                                  • Album: Shit On You / I Remember – Single
                                  • Release Date: Dec 5, 2000
                                • "Whitey's Revenge" by Everlast
                                  • Album: Whitey’s Ultimate Collection of Rare and Unreleased Tracks
                                  • Release Date: Oct 1, 2000
                                • "Quitter" by D12
                                  • Album: Quitter / Just Rhymin’ With Proof
                                  • Release Date: Dec. 1, 2000

                                  Best Track: "Quitter" by D12

                                  Resolution: The rivalry between Eminem and Everlast gradually subsided over time, with both artists eventually ceasing their exchange of diss tracks. There was no public reconciliation or notable event that formally ended their feud, but it has not seen any new developments for years, indicating that both parties have moved beyond their past grievances.

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                  Eminem vs. Limp Bizkit - 2000

                                  Problem: The feud between Eminem and Limp Bizkit began when Fred Durst and DJ Lethal of Limp Bizkit initially agreed to support Eminem in his diss against Everlast. However, their subsequent withdrawal from this commitment led to Eminem feeling betrayed, prompting him to direct his ire towards Limp Bizkit as well. This resulted in Eminem releasing "Girls," a track that explicitly calls out Durst and Lethal for their perceived disloyalty.

                                  Tracks:

                                  • “Girls” by Eminem
                                    • Album: Devil’s Night
                                    • Release Date: May. 31, 2001

                                  Best Track: "Girls" by Eminem

                                  Resolution: The dispute between Eminem and Limp Bizkit did not escalate further beyond "Girls." Over time, the issue seemed to have resolved itself, with no ongoing public animosity or additional diss tracks exchanged between the parties. The feud faded into the background as both acts continued with their respective careers, without a formal resolution or public reconciliation.

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                  50 Cent vs. Ja Rule - 2000

                                  Problem: The feud between 50 Cent and Ja Rule originated in 1999, following an incident where Ja Rule was robbed at gunpoint in Southside Jamaica, Queens. The situation escalated when Ja Rule saw 50 Cent in a club with the individual who had robbed him, leading to increased tensions. Matters further intensified on March 24, 2000, when 50 Cent was stabbed in the back outside the Hit Factory studio in New York by Ja Rule's label mate Black Child, marking a significant escalation in their ongoing conflict.

                                  Tracks:

                                  • "Life's on the Line" - 50 Cent
                                    • Album: Power of the Dollar
                                    • Release Date: July 4, 2000
                                  • "Cross My Path" - 50 Cent
                                    • Album: Automatic Gunfire
                                    • Release Date: Dec 2002
                                  • "Backdown" - 50 Cent
                                    • Album: Get Rich or Die Tryin'
                                    • Release Date: February 6, 2003
                                  • "Your Life's on the Line" - 50 Cent
                                    • Album: Get Rich or Die Tryin'
                                    • Release Date: February 6, 2003
                                  • "Loose Change" - Ja Rule
                                    • Release Date: Apr. 4, 2003
                                    • "Hail Mary" - Eminem, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes
                                      • Album: Invasion Pt 2
                                      • Release Date: April 15, 2003
                                    • "Bump Heads" – Eminem feat. Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks & 50 Cent
                                      • Album: Invasion Pt 2
                                      • Release Date: April 15, 2003
                                    • "What Goes Around" - Llyod Banks feat. 50 Cent
                                      • Album: Money In The Bank
                                      • Release Date: 2003
                                      • "Clap Back" - Ja Rule
                                        • Album: Blood in My Eye
                                        • Release Date: October 14, 2003
                                      • "The Wrap (Freestyle)" - Ja Rule
                                        • Album: Blood In My Eye
                                        • Release Date: November. 4, 2003
                                      • "Ja Rule - Things Gon' Change 2 Punk Ass Quarters Skit"
                                        • Album: Blood In My Eye
                                        • Release Date: November. 4, 2003
                                      • "Blood in My Eye" - Ja Rule
                                        • Album: Blood in My Eye
                                        • Release Date: November 4, 2003
                                        • "Realest Killaz" – Tupac Feat. 50 Cent
                                          • Album: Ressurrection
                                          • Release Date: Nov. 11, 2003
                                        • "I Smell Pussy" – G-Unit
                                          • Album: Beg for Mercy
                                          • Release Date: November 14, 2003
                                          • "21 Guns" - Ja Rule
                                            • Release Date: 2006

                                          Best Track: "Backdown" - 50 Cent

                                          Resolution: The feud between 50 Cent and Ja Rule has been one of the most enduring in hip-hop, with both artists exchanging numerous diss tracks over the years. Despite occasional flare-ups, the intensity of the feud has diminished over time. However, there has been no formal resolution, and both artists have continued to make occasional jabs at each other. The conflict remains one of the most notorious in hip-hop history, with no clear end in sight.

                                           

                                           

                                           

                                          Beanie Sigel vs. Jadakiss - 2001

                                          Problem: The feud between Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss ignited when Jadakiss was replaced by Jay-Z on R. Kelly's "Fiesta Remix" in May 2001. This event led to a series of perceived subliminal disses exchanged between the two artists, escalating tensions. Both rappers then released tracks directly targeting each other, marking a notable conflict in hip-hop that was characterized by competitive freestyles and direct call-outs in their lyrics.

                                          Tracks:

                                          • "Kiss The Game Goodbye Freestyle (Put Your Hands Up)" - Beanie Sigel
                                            • Album: The Roc-A-Fella Mixtape Vol. 1
                                            • Release Date: Jun. 2001
                                          • "Fuck Beanie Freestyle (Son of a Kiss)" - Jadakiss
                                            • Album: Streetsweepers Presents Return Of The Jada
                                            • Release Date: 2001
                                          • "Un-Hunh!" - Jadakiss feat. DMX
                                            • Album: Kiss Tha Game Goodbye
                                            • Release Date: Aug. 7, 2001
                                          • "State Property Hot 97 Freestyle" - State Property
                                            • Release Date: 2002
                                          • "State Property Rap City Freestyle" - State Property
                                            • Release Date: 2002
                                          • "Ya'll Get Out" - Freeway & Beanie Sigel
                                            • Release Date: 2002

                                          Best Track: "Fuck Beanie Freestyle (Son of a Kiss)" - Jadakiss

                                          Resolution: The beef between Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss eventually cooled, with both artists moving past their feud. Although there was no formal resolution announced, the lack of ongoing disses and the shift in focus towards their respective careers suggest that the conflict between the two rappers has been left in the past. The hip-hop community often reflects on this feud as an example of competitive spirit rather than personal vendetta.

                                           

                                           

                                           

                                          Eminem vs. Esham - 2001

                                          Problem: The conflict between Eminem and Esham began with Eminem's references to Esham in his songs "Still Don't Give a Fuck" and "Kill You," where Eminem mentions Esham in contexts that suggest an influence or comparison. Esham took issue with these mentions, claiming that Eminem was appropriating his style, known as "acid rap." The situation escalated physically in 2001 at the Warped Tour, where Esham was reportedly assaulted by D12 and their entourage, marking a significant and violent turn in their feud.

                                          Tracks:

                                          • "Mr. Negativity" - Esham
                                            • Album: Tongues
                                            • Release Date: Jun. 19, 2001
                                          • "Chemical Imbalance" - Esham
                                            • Album: Tongues
                                            • Release Date: Jun. 19, 2001
                                          • "All Night Everyday" - Esham
                                            • Album: Tongues
                                            • Release Date: Jun. 19, 2001

                                          Best Track: "Chemical Imbalance" - Esham

                                          Resolution: The feud between Eminem and Esham, despite its physical altercation, eventually faded without a public resolution. Both artists continued their careers with no further public disputes or mentions of each other in their music. The lack of continued conflict suggests that both parties have moved beyond their past issues, though no formal reconciliation has been made public.

                                           

                                           

                                          Jay-Z vs. Nas - 2001

                                          Problem: The rivalry between Jay-Z and Nas traces back to Nas's failure to appear at a recording session for Jay-Z's "Bring It On," a track from his 1996 debut album, Reasonable Doubt. This incident sowed the seeds of a competitive tension that escalated over the years, with both artists vying for the unofficial title of "King of NY." This competition manifested in subliminal disses and eventually led to the exchange of direct and highly personal disses, marking one of the most storied feuds in hip-hop history.

                                          Tracks:

                                          • "Stillmatic (Freestyle)" - Nas
                                            • Release Date: 2001
                                          • ."Takeover" - Jay-Z
                                            • Album: The Blueprint
                                            • Release Date: September 11, 2001
                                          • "Ether" - Nas
                                            • Album: Stillmatic
                                            • Release Date: December 4, 2001
                                          • "Supa Ugly" - Jay-Z
                                            • Album: Headliner & Legends
                                            • Release Date: December 11, 2001​​

                                          Best Track: "Ether" - Nas

                                          Resolution: The feud between Jay-Z and Nas reached a resolution in 2005 when Jay-Z invited Nas to perform at his "I Declare War" concert, symbolizing the end of their rivalry. This gesture led to Nas signing with Def Jam Recordings, of which Jay-Z was president at the time. Their reconciliation was seen as a pivotal moment in hip-hop, turning former rivals into collaborators. The two have since appeared together on several tracks, showcasing a mutual respect that transcended their earlier conflict.

                                          Collaboration Tracks:

                                          • “I Do It for Hip-Hop,” Ludacris Featuring Jay-Z and Nas
                                          • “Black Republicans,” Nas Featuring Jay-Z
                                          • “BBC,” Jay-Z Featuring Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Nas, and Swizz Beatz
                                          • “Analyze This,” Nas Featuring Jay-Z and Lord Tariq
                                          • “Sorry Not Sorry,” DJ Khaled Featuring James Fauntleroy, Jay-Z, Nas, and the Hive
                                          • “Success,” Jay-Z Featuring Nas

                                           

                                           

                                           

                                          Nas vs. Cam'ron - 2002

                                          Problem: The feud between Nas and Cam'ron began in 2002 when Nas publicly criticized Cam'ron's album "Come Home with Me" during a Power 105.1 broadcast, calling it "wack." This criticism led to a notable clash within the New York hip-hop community, as both artists and their affiliations exchanged a series of diss tracks. The exchange highlighted the competitive nature of hip-hop and the importance of respect among artists in the genre.

                                          Tracks:

                                          • "Hate Me Now Freestyle" - The Diplomats
                                            • Album: Diplomats Volume 2
                                            • Release Date: September 2002
                                          • "Show You How" - The Diplomats
                                            • Album: Diplomats Volume 2
                                            • Release Date: September 2002
                                          • "I Really Mean It" - The Diplomats
                                            • Album: Diplomats Volume 2
                                            • Release Date: September 2002
                                          • "Salute Me Freestyle" - Jim Jones
                                            • Release Date: 2002
                                          • "Bomb First Freestyle" - Jim Jones
                                            • Release Date: 2002
                                          • "Zone Out" - Nas feat Bravehearts
                                            • Album: God's Son
                                            • Release Date: Dec. 13, 2002

                                          Best Track: "Zone Out" - Nas feat Bravehearts

                                          Resolution: Ongoing. The beef between Nas and Cam'ron was not publicly resolved with a definitive conclusion. While tensions have cooled over the years, and both artists have moved on to other ventures, there was no formal resolution or public reconciliation that marked the end of their feud.

                                           

                                           

                                           

                                          Dr. Dre vs. Jermaine Dupri - 2002

                                          Problem: The conflict between Dr. Dre and Jermaine Dupri ignited in 2002 following Dupri's bold claims in an XXL magazine interview, where he stated he was a better producer than both Dr. Dre and Timbaland. This statement sparked a notable feud in the hip-hop community, leading to a series of diss tracks that showcased the competitive spirit and the high stakes of reputation within the music production realm.

                                          Tracks:

                                          • "Say What You Say" – Eminem, Dr. Dre
                                            • Album: The Eminem Show
                                            • Release Date: May. 26, 2002
                                          • JD's Reply (Jackin' 4 Beats) – Jermaine Dupri
                                            • Release Date: 2002
                                          • "DJ Kay Slay Freestyle" - Eminem
                                            • Album: The Streetsweeper Vol. 1 
                                            • Release Date: May. 20, 2003
                                          • "Can-I-Bitch" - Eminem
                                            • Album: Straight From The Lab
                                            • Release Date: Nov. 7, 2003

                                          Best Track: "Say What You Say" – Eminem, Dr. Dre

                                          Resolution: Ongoing. While the direct exchange of diss tracks between Dr. Dre and Jermaine Dupri cooled down, there was no public declaration or event that formally ended their feud. The competitiveness hinted at in the tracks faded into the background as both producers continued to contribute significantly to the music industry, without further public disputes.

                                           

                                           

                                           

                                          Eminem vs. Mariah Carey - 2002

                                          Problem: The feud between Eminem and Mariah Carey ignited in 2002 after Eminem claimed they had a six-month relationship in 2001, which Mariah Carey vehemently denied on Larry King Live. This feud became one of the most talked-about controversies in the music industry, highlighting personal relationships' impact on public personas and careers.

                                          Tracks:

                                          • "Superman" by Eminem
                                            • Album: The Eminem Show
                                            • Release Date: May. 26, 2002
                                          • "Clown" by Mariah Carey
                                            • Album: Charmbracelet
                                            • Release Date: Dec. 3, 2002
                                          • "Jimmy Crack Corn" by Eminem feat. 50 Cent
                                            • Album: Eminem Presents: The Re-Up 
                                            • Release Date: Dec. 4, 2006
                                          • "Bagpipes from Bagdad" by Eminem
                                            • Album: Relapse
                                            • Release Date: May. 15, 2009
                                          • "Obsessed" by Mariah Carey
                                            • Album: Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel
                                            • Release Date: Jun. 16, 2009
                                          • "The Warning" by Eminem
                                            • Release Date: Jul. 30, 2009

                                            Best Track: "The Warning" by Eminem

                                            Resolution: Ongoing. Despite the intensity of the exchanges, there was no formal resolution to the feud between Eminem and Mariah Carey. Over time, public mentions of the dispute have lessened, but neither party has publicly declared a reconciliation, leaving the status of their conflict unresolved in the eyes of the public.

                                             

                                             


                                            Eminem vs. Benzino - 2002

                                            Problem: The feud between Eminem and Benzino began in 2002, fueled by Benzino's displeasure over Eminem's refusal to grant an interview during the "8 Mile" movie shoot. Benzino, then co-owner of The Source magazine, escalated the situation by rating Eminem's "The Eminem Show" album 4 out of 5 mics, perceived as an underestimation of its value. The conflict reignited in 2023 due to Benzino's derogatory comments in interviews, with Benzino expressing emotional distress over the feud in a 2024 Drink Champs episode, highlighting the long-lasting and deeply personal nature of their rivalry.

                                            Tracks:

                                            • "I Don't Wanna" by Benzino
                                              • Album: Invasion Shady Times
                                              • Release Date: Oct. 24, 2002
                                            • "Pull Your Skirt Up" by Benzino
                                              • Album: Benzino Presents Round 3
                                              • Release Date: Oct. 2002
                                            •  “Welcome to Detroit City” by Eminem & Obie Trice
                                              • Album: Invasion Shady Times
                                              • Release Date: Nov. 21, 2002
                                            • “The Realest” by Eminem
                                              • Album: Invasion Shady Times
                                              • Release Date: Nov. 21, 2002
                                            • "The Sauce" by Eminem
                                              • Album: Invasion Shady Times
                                              • Release Date: Nov. 21, 2002
                                            • "Nail in the Coffin" by Eminem
                                              • Album: Invasion Shady Times
                                              • Release Date: Nov. 21, 2002
                                            • "Die Another Day" by Benzino
                                              • Album: Benzino Presents Round 3
                                              • Release Date: Dec. 2002
                                            • "Wrong" by D12
                                              • Album: Limited Edition Mixtape
                                              • Release Date: 2003
                                            • "Better Lose Yourself" by Benzino
                                              • Album: Benzino Presents Round 3
                                              • Release Date: 2003
                                            • "Fallin’ Down" by Benzino
                                              • Album: Fallin’ Down – Single
                                              • Release Date: Jan 14, 2003
                                            • “Keep Talkin” by D12
                                              • Album: Invasion Pt 2
                                              • Release Date: April 15, 2003
                                            • “The Conspiracy Freestyle” by Eminem
                                              • Album: Invasion Pt 2
                                              • Release Date: April 15, 2003
                                            • “We All Die one Day” by Obie Trice, Eminem, Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent
                                              • Album: Invasion Pt 2
                                              • Release Date: April 15, 2003
                                            • “G-Unit Killaz” by Benzino
                                              • Album: Industry Killaz
                                              • Release Date: Sep. 2003
                                            • "Bully" – Eminem
                                              • Album: Strait From The Lab
                                              • Release Date: Nov. 7, 2003
                                            • "6 In The Morning" - D12
                                              • Album: D12 World
                                              • Release Date: Apr. 27, 2004
                                            • "Armageddon" by Eminem
                                              • Album: The Invasion Pt 3
                                              • Release Date: 2004
                                            • “Like Toy Soilders” – Eminem
                                              • Album: Encore
                                              • Release Date: Nov. 12, 2004
                                            • "Gatman and Robbin" by 50 Cent & Eminem
                                              • Album: The Massacre
                                              • Release Date: Mar. 3, 2005
                                            • "Built 4 This" by Benzino
                                              • Release Date: Jan. 19, 2005
                                            • “Doomsday Pt 2" by Eminem
                                              • Album: All Is Yellow
                                              • Release Date: Jan 26, 2024
                                            • "Vulturius" by Benzino
                                              • Release Date: Jan. 28, 2024
                                            • "Rap Elvis" by Benzino
                                              • Release Date: Jan. 31, 2024
                                            • "Pray for Benzino" - Ca$his
                                              • Release Date: Feb. 3, 2024
                                            • "Femzino" - Ca$his
                                              • Release Date: Feb. 3, 2024

                                              Best Track: "Nail in the Coffin" by Eminem

                                              Resolution: Ongoing. Despite the years that have passed, the feud between Eminem and Benzino has seen periodic flare-ups without a formal resolution. Benzino's emotional appearance on Drink Champs in 2024 suggests unresolved feelings, indicating the beef remains a significant emotional burden rather than being fully resolved.

                                               

                                               

                                               

                                              Snoop Dogg vs Suge Knight  - 2002

                                              Problem: The feud between Snoop Dogg and Suge Knight traces back to Snoop Dogg's departure from Death Row Records in January 1998, due to financial disputes. This conflict was further complicated when Kurupt, Snoop Dogg's former collaborator in the Dogg Pound, re-signed with Death Row. Daz Dillinger, another Dogg Pound member, perceived Kurupt's return to Death Row as a betrayal, adding another layer of tension within the group and exacerbating the feud with Suge Knight.

                                              Tracks:

                                              • "Pimp Slapp’d" by Snoop Dogg
                                                • Album: Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Bo$$
                                                • Release Date: Nov. 26, 2002
                                              • "U Ain't Shit" - Daz Dillinger & Bad Azz
                                                • Album: DPGC...U Know What I’m Throwin’ Up
                                                • Release Date: May. 6, 2003
                                              • "No Vaseline Part 2" - Kurupt
                                                • Album: Against Tha Grain – The E.P.
                                                • Release Date: 2007

                                              Best Track: "Pimp Slapp’d" by Snoop Dogg

                                              Resolution: The conflict between Snoop Dogg and Suge Knight, rooted in financial disputes and personal betrayals, has seen a unique turn of events over the years. With Suge Knight's incarceration and Snoop Dogg's acquisition of Death Row Records, the dynamics of their relationship have fundamentally shifted. Despite these significant changes, the historical tensions have not been formally resolved. However, Snoop's control over Death Row symbolizes a form of closure to the disputes that once fueled their feud, marking a new chapter for the label and its legacy.

                                               

                                               

                                               

                                              Eminem vs. Ja Rule - 2003

                                              Problem: The feud between Eminem and Ja Rule escalated in 2003 when Ja Rule dissed Eminem and Dr. Dre in his track "Loose Change," notably bringing Eminem's daughter, Hailie, into the conflict. This mention crossed a line for Eminem, inciting a series of retaliatory tracks. The dispute was part of a larger conflict involving 50 Cent, with whom Ja Rule had a longstanding beef. The inclusion of family members in diss tracks marked a significant escalation in the intensity of hip-hop feuds.

                                              Tracks:

                                              • "Loose Change" - Ja Rule
                                                • Release Date: Apr. 4, 2003
                                              • "Doe Ray Me (Hailie's Revenge)" - D12, Eminem, Obie Trice & Hallie
                                                • Album: Invasion Pt 2
                                                • Release Date: April 15, 2003
                                              • "Hail Mary" - Eminem, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes
                                                • Album: Invasion Pt 2
                                                • Release Date: April 15, 2003
                                              • "Bump Heads" – Eminem feat. Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks & 50 Cent
                                                • Album: Invasion Pt 2
                                                • Release Date: April 15, 2003
                                              • "Shit Hits the Fan" - Eminem, Obie Trice, Dr. Dre
                                                • Album: The Bar is Open
                                                • Release Date: Sep. 23, 2003
                                              • "Clap Back" - Ja Rule
                                                • Album: Blood in My Eye
                                                • Release Date: October 14, 2003
                                              • "Ja Rule - Things Gon' Change 2 Punk Ass Quarters Skit"
                                                • Album: Blood In My Eye
                                                • Release Date: November. 4, 2003
                                              • "Blood in My Eye" - Ja Rule
                                                • Album: Blood in My Eye
                                                • Release Date: November 4, 2003
                                              • "Bully" – Eminem
                                                • Album: Strait From The Lab
                                                • Release Date: Nov. 7, 2003
                                              • "Go to Sleep" - Eminem, DMX & Obie Trice
                                                • Album: Cradle 2 the Grave Soundtrack
                                                • Release Date: December 9, 2003
                                              • “Like Toy Soldiers” – Eminem
                                                • Album: Encore
                                                • Release Date: Nov. 12, 2004

                                              Best Track: "Doe Ray Me (Hailie's Revenge)" - D12, Eminem, Obie Trice & Hallie

                                              Resolution: The feud between Eminem and Ja Rule cooled over the years, with “Like Toy Soldiers” by Eminem reflecting on the costs of such conflicts within the hip-hop community. Eminem's introspective take on the feud and its impact indicates a move towards resolution, though not a formal end to the animosity. The track symbolizes a broader reflection on the nature of hip-hop feuds and the desire to move past them.

                                               

                                               

                                               

                                              Royce da 5'9" vs. D12 - 2003

                                              Problem: The tension between Royce da 5'9" and D12 began in 1999 when comments made by Royce's manager suggested Eminem was coaching Dr. Dre, straining Eminem's relationship with Royce. The situation escalated in 2002 after Royce sent a demo verse to D12 for the Anger Management Tour, which D12 interpreted as a subliminal diss. This misunderstanding led to a series of retaliatory tracks from both sides, highlighting the fragile nature of alliances within the hip-hop community.

                                              Tracks:

                                                • "Smack Down" by D12
                                                  • Album: Limited Edition Mixtape
                                                  • Release Date: 2003
                                                • "Shit on You" by Royce da 5'9"
                                                  • Album: Build & Destroy - Lost Sessions Part 1
                                                  • Release Date: October 20, 2003​​ (Recorded in 1999)
                                                • "Malcolm X" by Royce da 5'9"
                                                  • Album: Build & Destroy - Lost Sessions Part 1
                                                  • Release Date: October 20, 2003
                                                • "Death Day" by Royce da 5'9"
                                                  • Album: Build & Destroy - Lost Sessions Part 1
                                                  • Release Date: October 20, 2003
                                                • "What We Do" by Royce da 5'9"
                                                  • Album: Build & Destroy - Lost Sessions Part 1
                                                  • Release Date: October 20, 2003
                                                • "We Ridin" by Royce da 5'9"
                                                  • Album: Build & Destroy - Lost Sessions Part 1
                                                  • Release Date: October 20, 2003
                                                • "Many Men Remix" - Proof
                                                  • Release Date: 2003
                                                • "Beef Is Ova" - Purple Gang
                                                  • Release Date: 2003

                                                  Best Track: "Malcolm X" by Royce da 5'9"

                                                  Resolution: The feud between Royce da 5'9" and D12 saw a resolution as both parties eventually reconciled, moving past the misunderstandings and tensions that had driven them apart. The reconciliation was marked by Royce's collaborations with members of D12, including Eminem, in later projects. This resolution underscores the capacity for growth and forgiveness within the hip-hop community, even after intense rivalries.

                                                  Collaboration Tracks:

                                                  • Killin It - D12 Ft. Royce Da 5'9

                                                   

                                                   

                                                  T.I. vs. Lil' Flip - 2003

                                                  Problem: The feud between T.I. and Lil' Flip ignited over T.I.'s claim to the title of "King of the South," a proclamation Lil' Flip challenged. This dispute tapped into regional pride and the competitive nature of hip-hop, sparking a series of diss tracks that highlighted both artists' claims to the throne of southern rap.

                                                  Tracks:

                                                  • "99 Problems Freestyle" by T.I. (2003)
                                                  • "Lean Back Freestyle" by Lil' Flip (2004)
                                                  • “Easy To Scare” by T.I. (2004)

                                                  Best Track: “Easy To Scare” by T.I.

                                                  Resolution: The feud between T.I. and Lil' Flip eventually cooled, with both artists moving on to other endeavors in their careers. The resolution did not come from a formal public reconciliation but rather a gradual cessation of hostilities as both focused on their music and business ventures. The title of "King of the South" remains a symbolic crown within the genre, with T.I. often associated with the moniker following the feud.

                                                   

                                                   

                                                   

                                                  T.I. vs. Ludacris - 2004

                                                  Problem: The rivalry between T.I. and Ludacris was brought to the forefront on Young Buck's track "Stomp," where the two Atlanta rappers exchanged disses. The conflict was intensified when Ludacris wrote his verse in response to T.I.'s, leading to a notable clash on the song. T.I.'s verse was eventually replaced with The Game's in the album release version, but the original exchange highlighted the competitive nature of rap and the personal tensions within the Atlanta hip-hop scene.

                                                  Tracks:

                                                  • "Stomp" by Young Buck featuring T.I. and Ludacris
                                                    • Album: Straight Outta Cashville
                                                    • Release Date: August 24, 2004

                                                  Best Verse: Ludacris

                                                  Resolution: The feud between T.I. and Ludacris eventually subsided, with both artists moving beyond the dispute to focus on their respective careers. The rivalry did not escalate further into a series of diss tracks, and both have since appeared in collaborative settings, indicating a resolution or at least a mutual decision to move forward.

                                                   

                                                   

                                                   

                                                  Eminem vs. Tha Outsidaz - 2004

                                                  Problem: Eminem's early involvement with Tha Outsidaz, a New Jersey hip-hop collective he was part of in 1991, laid the groundwork for a later rift between him and the group. The discord arose around 2000 during the production of "The Marshall Mathers LP," specifically with the track "Amityville." Eminem had initially featured verses from Young Zee and Pacewon of Tha Outsidaz alongside D12's Bizarre. However, due to concerns from Dr. Dre about the album having too many guest appearances, the verses contributed by Pacewon and Young Zee were ultimately cut from the final track. This decision led to strained relations, as it was perceived as a slight against Tha Outsidaz, marking a significant turning point in Eminem's relationship with his former group.

                                                  Tracks:

                                                  • "Rap Music" - Pacewon
                                                    • Album: Telepathy
                                                    • Release Date: 2004
                                                  • "Dear Shady" - Young Zee
                                                    • Release Date: Dec. 22, 2014
                                                  • "He Said It" - Pacewon
                                                    • Release Date: May. 26, 2015
                                                  • "What I Can’t Say" - Az Izz
                                                    • Release Date: Jan. 20, 2021
                                                  • "Soup of The Day" -Az Izz
                                                    • Release Date: Jan. 20, 2021
                                                  • "The Come Up" - Az Izz feat. Pacewon
                                                    • Release Date: Jan. 23, 2021
                                                  • "Ain’t Sayin’ Nothing" - Az Izz
                                                    • Release Date: Jan. 28, 2021
                                                  • "Product Of Espionage" - Az Izz
                                                    • Release Date: Feb. 7, 2021

                                                  Best Track: "Rap Music" - Pacewon

                                                  Resolution: The conflict between Eminem and Tha Outsidaz did not see a public resolution, with both parties moving forward with their careers. The tracks released by Tha Outsidaz members in the years following the incident reflect ongoing sentiments about the situation, but there has been no direct confrontation or reconciliation reported.

                                                   

                                                   

                                                   

                                                  Nelly vs. Chingy - 2004

                                                  Problem: The feud between Nelly and Chingy ignited in 2004 when Chingy claimed that Nelly and the St. Lunatics had no role in his securing a record deal. This statement was seen as disrespectful by Nelly, given the close-knit nature of the St. Louis hip-hop scene and Nelly's influential status within it. The public dispute highlighted tensions over recognition and respect among artists in the competitive music industry.

                                                  Tracks:

                                                  • "Another One" by Nelly
                                                    • Album: Sweat
                                                    • Release Date: Sep. 13, 2004
                                                  • "We Got" by Chingy
                                                    • Release Date: 2004
                                                  • "Right Thurr Freestyle Remix" by Chingy
                                                    • Release Date: 2004

                                                  Best Track: Right Thurr Freestyle Remix" by Chingy

                                                  Resolution: The feud between Nelly and Chingy eventually cooled, with both artists focusing on their respective careers. While there was no public reconciliation, the absence of ongoing diss tracks and public disputes suggests that both parties moved beyond the conflict without further escalation.

                                                   

                                                   

                                                   

                                                  The Game vs Joe Budden - 2004

                                                  Problem: The feud between The Game and Joe Budden began in 2004 when The Game interpreted one of Joe Budden's lyrics from the DJ Clue song "Cross Country" as a personal diss towards G-Unit, with whom The Game was affiliated at the time. This misinterpretation led to a series of diss tracks between the two artists, showcasing the sensitivity within hip-hop circles to perceived slights and the ease with which misunderstandings can escalate into public rivalries.

                                                  Tracks:

                                                  • Buddens – The Game
                                                    • Album: You Know What It Is Vol. 2
                                                    • Release Date: Dec. 18, 2004
                                                  • Big Shot – Joe Budden
                                                    • Album: Not Your Average Flow
                                                    • Release Date: 2004
                                                  • Game Over – Joe Budden
                                                    • Release Date: 2004

                                                  Best Track: "Buddens" – The Game

                                                  Resolution: The conflict between The Game and Joe Budden eventually subsided, with both artists moving on to other matters in their careers. While the feud did not end in a publicly acknowledged resolution, the cessation of diss tracks signaled an end to this particular chapter of their rivalry.

                                                   

                                                   

                                                  50 Cent vs. The Game - 2005

                                                  Problem: The feud between 50 Cent and The Game in 2005 was fueled by disagreements over loyalty, particularly The Game's reluctance to involve himself in 50 Cent's ongoing industry beefs, in addition to disputes over credit for the success of The Game's debut album. This culminated in The Game's expulsion from G-Unit. The core of their conflict revolved around differing views on loyalty within the music industry and the expectation to support affiliated artists' disputes, leading to a significant rift within one of hip-hop's most influential collectives.

                                                  Tracks:

                                                  • "300 Bars and Runnin” - The Game
                                                    • Album: You Know What It Is Volume 3
                                                    • Release Date: March 1, 2005
                                                  • "Piggy Bank" - 50 Cent
                                                    • Album: The Massacre
                                                    • Release Date: Mar. 3, 2005
                                                  • "Mr. Potato Head" - The Game
                                                    • Album: Ghost Unit
                                                    • Release Date: 2005
                                                  • "Play The Game" - The Game
                                                    • Album: You Know What It Is Volume 3
                                                    • Release Date: June 19, 2005
                                                  • "Lil Bit Remix" - The Game
                                                    • Album: You Know What It Is Volume 3
                                                    • Release Date: June 19, 2005
                                                  • "120 Bars" - The Game
                                                    • Album: Stop Snitchin Stop Lyin
                                                    • Release Date: Dec 6, 2005
                                                  • "G-Unit Crips" - The Game
                                                    • Album: Stop Snitchin Stop Lyin
                                                    • Release Date: Dec 6, 2005
                                                  • "100 Bars The Funeral" - The Game
                                                    • Album: Let The Game Begin
                                                    • Release Date: 2006
                                                  • "So Disrespectful" - 50 Cent
                                                    • Album: Before I Self Destruct
                                                    • Release Date: Nov. 9, 2009

                                                  Best Track: "300 Bars and Runnin" - The Game

                                                  Resolution: The feud between 50 Cent and The Game saw various attempts at reconciliation over the years, with moments of public peace and subsequent reignitions of their dispute. While the initial intensity of their conflict has subsided, the relationship between the two artists remains complex, marked by a history of both collaboration and contention.

                                                   

                                                   

                                                  50 Cent vs. Fat Joe - 2005

                                                  Problem: The feud between 50 Cent and Fat Joe ignited after Fat Joe's feature on Ja Rule's track "New York," released on October 27, 2004. 50 Cent perceived this collaboration as an act of disloyalty, given his well-documented rivalry with Ja Rule. This event sparked a series of musical exchanges between the two artists, highlighting the deep-seated tensions within the hip-hop community over alliances and perceived betrayals.

                                                  Tracks:

                                                  • "Piggy Bank" - 50 Cent
                                                    • Album: The Massacre
                                                    • Release Date: Mar. 3, 2005
                                                  • "My Fofo" - Fat Joe
                                                    • Album: All or Nothing
                                                    • Release Date: Jun. 14, 2005

                                                  Best Track: "My Fofo" - Fat Joe

                                                  Resolution: The conflict between 50 Cent and Fat Joe experienced periods of escalation and cooling, but over time, the intensity of their feud diminished. Public appearances and statements in later years suggested a mutual respect or at least a cessation of hostilities, indicating a move towards a more peaceful coexistence within the industry.

                                                   

                                                   

                                                   

                                                  50 Cent vs Jadakiss - 2005

                                                  Problem: The feud between 50 Cent and Jadakiss began after Jadakiss appeared on Ja Rule's track "New York," released on October 27, 2004. 50 Cent took this collaboration as a sign of disloyalty due to his ongoing beef with Ja Rule, leading to a series of diss tracks. This situation underscored the complex web of loyalties and rivalries within the hip-hop community, where associations on tracks could ignite or escalate conflicts.

                                                  Tracks:

                                                  • "Piggy Bank" - 50 Cent
                                                    • Album: The Massacre
                                                    • Release Date: Mar. 3, 2005
                                                  • "Checkmate" by Jadakiss
                                                    • Release Date: March 9, 2005

                                                    Best Track: "Checkmate" by Jadakiss

                                                    Resolution: The feud between 50 Cent and Jadakiss cooled over time, with both artists eventually moving past the conflict. The resolution of their dispute reflects the dynamic nature of hip-hop feuds, where intense rivalries can eventually lead to mutual respect or at least a cessation of direct hostilities.

                                                     

                                                     

                                                     

                                                    50 Cent vs. Nas - 2005

                                                    Problem: The feud between 50 Cent and Nas in 2005 was sparked by 50 Cent's removal from a Jennifer Lopez remix, a decision that led to Nas replacing him. Feeling slighted, 50 Cent responded with the song “Piggy Bank,” where he taunted Nas. This incident highlighted the competitive and often personal nature of relationships within the music industry, where collaborations and feature spots can become sources of contention.

                                                    Tracks:

                                                    • "Don’t Body Ya Self” by Nas
                                                      • Release Date: 2005

                                                    Best Track: "Don’t Body Ya Self” by Nas

                                                    Resolution: The conflict between 50 Cent and Nas did not escalate further beyond the exchange of diss tracks. Over time, the feud simmered down, with both artists focusing on their respective careers. The brief nature of their dispute suggests a resolution that came not from a formal reconciliation but rather from a mutual decision to move on.

                                                     

                                                     

                                                     

                                                    Gucci Mane vs. Young Jeezy - 2005

                                                    Problem: The beef between Gucci Mane and Young Jeezy began in 2005, stemming from a dispute over the rights to the song "Icy," a collaborative track between the two artists. The disagreement over ownership and proceeds from the song led to a heated and long-standing feud, marked by diss tracks and public exchanges that contributed to a tense atmosphere in the southern hip-hop scene.

                                                    Tracks:

                                                    • "Stay Strapped" - Young Jeezy
                                                      • Album: promo CDr by Corporate Thugz Entertainment​​
                                                      • Release Date: May 9, 2005
                                                    • "24, 23" - Young Jeezy
                                                      • Album: Heart of The City 7
                                                      • Release Date: June 15, 2009
                                                    • "Truth" - Gucci Mane
                                                      • Album: Trap God
                                                      • Release Date: Oct. 17, 2012
                                                    • Verzuz Battle (Gucci Mane vs Jeezy)
                                                      • Nov 19, 2020

                                                    Best Track: "Truth" - Gucci Mane

                                                    Resolution: The feud culminated in a public reconciliation during the Verzuz battle on November 19, 2020. The event was a public display of reconciliation, where both artists performed their hits, including diss tracks, in a competitive yet respectful manner. This moment was seen as a closure to their longstanding beef, showcasing the capacity for conflict resolution within the hip-hop community.

                                                     

                                                     

                                                     

                                                    Lil Wayne vs. Gillie Da Kid - 2006

                                                    Problem: The feud between Lil Wayne and Gillie Da Kid originated in 2003 when Gillie Da Kid departed from Cash Money Records due to financial disputes with the label's founder, Birdman. Gillie Da Kid claimed to have ghostwritten for Lil Wayne, which escalated tensions leading to a series of diss tracks. This conflict highlighted issues of credit and compensation within the music industry, particularly in the context of ghostwriting claims.

                                                    Tracks:

                                                    • "Problem Solver" - Lil Wayne
                                                      • Album: The Carter 2 Part 2: Like Father, Like Son
                                                      • Release Date: Feb. 25, 2006
                                                    • "Warning Shots (Cannon)" - Gillie Da Kid
                                                      • Release Date: July 13, 2006
                                                    • "Frontin' Like Ya Daddy" - Gillie Da Kid
                                                      • Release Date: 2006

                                                    Best Track: "Problem Solver" - Lil Wayne

                                                    Resolution: The feud between Lil Wayne and Gillie Da Kid eventually tapered off, with both artists moving on to other projects and disputes. While there was no public resolution or reconciliation, the cessation of diss tracks suggested a de-escalation of their conflict.

                                                     

                                                     

                                                     

                                                    Cam'ron vs. Jay-Z - 2006

                                                    Problem: The feud between Cam'ron and Jay-Z was ignited by several issues, including Jay-Z's alleged blocking of Cam'ron from a Vice President position at Roc-A-Fella Records in 2002. Cam'ron also implicated Jay-Z in a 2005 shooting incident in Washington, DC, claiming the gunman signaled allegiance to Roc-A-Fella. Further, Cam'ron accused Jay-Z of usurping control of Kanye West, Roc-A-Fella Records, and the Roc-A-Wear clothing brand from Dame Dash. These allegations fueled a series of diss tracks that highlighted deep-seated grievances and rivalries within the hip-hop industry.

                                                    Tracks:

                                                    • "You Gotta Love it" - Cam'ron
                                                      • Album: Killa Season
                                                      • Release Date: May. 16, 2006
                                                    • "Creep Low" - Beanie Sigel
                                                      • Release Date: 2006
                                                    • "Kingdom Done" - Jim Jones feat Dame Dash
                                                      • Release Date: 2006
                                                    • "Brooklyn High" - Jay-Z
                                                      • Album: Headliner & Legends
                                                      • Release Date: Nov. 16, 2006
                                                    • "Dig A Hole" - Jay-Z
                                                      • Album: Kingdom Come
                                                      • Release Date: Nov. 21, 2006
                                                    • "Toast Freestyle" - The Diplomats
                                                      • Release Date: 2010
                                                    • "Victory Freestyle Hot 97" - The Diplomats
                                                      • Release Date: January 16, 2015

                                                    Best Track: "You Gotta Love it" - Cam'ron

                                                    Resolution: The feud between Cam'ron and Jay-Z saw periods of escalation and relative silence. While there has been no formal resolution, public interactions between the two have been minimal, suggesting a move away from the conflict without a definitive end to the dispute.

                                                     

                                                     

                                                     

                                                    50 Cent vs Cam’ron - 2007

                                                    Problem: The feud between 50 Cent and Cam'ron ignited in 2007 during a live argument on Hot 97, where both rappers exchanged insults and accusations. This public confrontation set the stage for a series of diss tracks, with each artist using their music to address personal grievances and escalate their rivalry. The dispute was emblematic of the era's hip-hop conflicts, often played out in the media and through music.

                                                    Tracks:

                                                    • "Funeral Music" by 50 Cent
                                                      • Album: Buck The World
                                                      • Release Date: 2007
                                                    • “Curtis” by Cam’ron
                                                      • Release Date: 2007

                                                    Best Track: "Funeral Music" by 50 Cent

                                                    Resolution: The feud between 50 Cent and Cam'ron eventually subsided, with both artists moving on to other ventures and conflicts. While there was no formal resolution, the lack of ongoing diss tracks and public disputes in subsequent years suggests a de-escalation of their feud.

                                                     

                                                     

                                                     

                                                    50 Cent vs GZA - 2008

                                                    Problem: The feud between 50 Cent and GZA can be traced back to 50 Cent's 1999 track "How To Rob" from his album "Power of The Dollar," where he playfully threatened to rob numerous artists, including members of the Wu-Tang Clan. Although the track was released almost a decade earlier, the animosity resurfaced in 2008 when GZA released "Paper Plate," directly targeting 50 Cent. This late response highlighted the long memories within hip-hop culture, where past slights can reignite conflicts years later.

                                                    Tracks:

                                                    • "Paper Plate" by GZA
                                                      • Album: Pro Tools
                                                      • Release Date: Jul. 15, 2008

                                                    Best Track: "Paper Plate" by GZA

                                                    Resolution: The conflict did not escalate beyond "Paper Plate," indicating a relatively contained dispute compared to others in the hip-hop community. With no further tracks addressing the feud, it appears to have remained a one-off exchange rather than developing into an ongoing battle.

                                                     

                                                     

                                                     

                                                    50 Cent vs. Rick Ross - 2009

                                                    Problem: The feud between 50 Cent and Rick Ross began in 2009, partly due to Rick Ross' association with Fat Joe, with whom 50 Cent had a longstanding beef. This association sparked a series of diss tracks between the two, escalating the conflict into a highly publicized rivalry that played out through their music and public statements.

                                                    Tracks:

                                                    • "Mafia Music" - Rick Ross
                                                      • Album: Deeper Than Rap
                                                      • Release Date: Jan. 24, 2009
                                                    • "Officer Ricky (Go Head, Try Me)" - 50 Cent
                                                      • Release Date: Jan. 2009

                                                    Best Track: "Officer Ricky (Go Head, Try Me)" - 50 Cent

                                                    Resolution: The feud between 50 Cent and Rick Ross has seen various levels of intensity over the years. While both artists have occasionally reignited their dispute through social media and interviews, there has been no formal resolution. The rivalry remains one of the most notable in modern hip-hop history, with both artists continuing to reference each other in their music and public appearances.

                                                     

                                                     

                                                     

                                                    Eminem vs. Nick Cannon - 2009

                                                    Problem: The feud between Eminem and Nick Cannon originated from Eminem's longstanding beef with Mariah Carey, who was married to Nick Cannon at the time. Eminem's track "Bagpipes from Bagdad" reignited the dispute by targeting Mariah Carey and, by extension, Nick Cannon, leading to a series of diss tracks between Eminem and Cannon. This feud showcased the intertwining of personal relationships with professional rivalries in the music industry.

                                                    Tracks:

                                                    • "Bagpipes from Bagdad" by Eminem
                                                      • Album: Relapse
                                                      • Release Date: May. 15, 2009
                                                    • "I'm a Slick Rick" by Nick Cannon
                                                      • Release Date: Sep. 12, 2010
                                                    • "Lord Above" by Fat Joe feat. Eminem
                                                      • Album: Family Ties
                                                      • Release Date: Dec. 6, 2019
                                                    • "The Invitation" by Nick Cannon
                                                      • Release Date: Dec. 9, 2019
                                                    • "Pray for him" by Nick Cannon
                                                      • Release Date: Dec. 10, 2019
                                                    • “Canceled: The Invitation” by Nick Cannon
                                                      • Release Date: Dec. 20, 2019

                                                    Best Track: "Lord Above" by Fat Joe feat. Eminem

                                                    Resolution: The feud between Eminem and Nick Cannon saw multiple exchanges over the years, with Cannon releasing a series of diss tracks in response to Eminem's verses. Despite these musical back-and-forths, there has been no formal resolution, with both parties occasionally reigniting the feud through music and social media.

                                                     

                                                     

                                                      

                                                    Beanie Sigel vs. Jay-Z - 2009

                                                    Problem: The feud between Beanie Sigel and Jay-Z escalated in 2009, rooted in Beanie Sigel's dissatisfaction with Jay-Z's management and support post-incarceration. Despite Jay-Z vouching for Sigel in court in 2003, he later expressed reluctance to ensure Sigel's behavior, leading to tension. Sigel's desire to sign with G-Unit, which Jay-Z reportedly obstructed, and perceived subliminal shots on Jay-Z's "Blueprint 3" album, further fueled the discord, highlighting the complexities of mentorship, loyalty, and business in the music industry.

                                                    Tracks:

                                                    • "Average Cat (What You Talkin Bout)" - Beanie Sigel
                                                      • Album: Roc Boys
                                                      • Release Date: Oct. 30, 2009
                                                    • "The Big Payback" - Beanie Sigel
                                                      • Album: Drama King
                                                      • Release Date: 2009
                                                    • "How I Could Kill Jigga Man" - Beanie Sigel
                                                      • Release Date: 2010

                                                    Best Track: "Average Cat (What You Talkin Bout)" - Beanie Sigel

                                                    Resolution: The feud between Beanie Sigel and Jay-Z has seen periods of quiet and subtle references in music, but no formal reconciliation has been publicly acknowledged. The complexities of their relationship, intertwined with business decisions and personal expectations, have left a lasting mark on their legacies in hip-hop.

                                                      

                                                     

                                                    Nicki Minaj vs. Lil' Kim - 2010

                                                    Problem: The feud between Nicki Minaj and Lil' Kim began with Lil' Kim's accusations that Nicki Minaj was imitating her style without properly acknowledging her influence. Lil' Kim, a pioneering female rapper in the hip-hop industry, felt that Nicki's image and music bore similarities to her own, sparking a series of diss tracks. This conflict highlighted issues of respect, originality, and homage within the genre, especially among female artists.

                                                    Tracks:

                                                    • "Roman's Revenge" - Nicki Minaj feat. Eminem
                                                      • Album: Pink Friday
                                                      • Release Date: Oct. 30, 2010
                                                    • "Black Friday" - Lil' Kim
                                                      • Album: Black Friday
                                                      • Release Date: Feb. 14, 2011
                                                    •  “Tragedy” – Nikki Minaj
                                                      • Release Date: Apr. 2, 2011

                                                    Best Track: "Roman's Revenge" - Nicki Minaj feat. Eminem

                                                    Resolution: The feud between Nicki Minaj and Lil' Kim has not seen a formal resolution. While both artists have occasionally addressed the feud in interviews and music, tensions have cooled without a clear reconciliation, leaving the conflict as a notable chapter in their respective careers.

                                                     

                                                     

                                                     

                                                    Meek Mill vs. Cassidy - 2012

                                                    Problem: The rivalry between Meek Mill and Cassidy, both hailing from Philadelphia, began with a series of subliminal shots, escalating into a full-blown feud. This Philly rivalry showcased the competitive nature of hip-hop, with both artists using their music to assert dominance and address grievances, reflecting deeper issues of respect and recognition within their local scene and beyond.

                                                    Tracks:

                                                    • "Me, Myself, & iPhone" - Cassidy
                                                      • Release Date: 2012
                                                    • "Repo" - Meek Mill
                                                      • Album: Legend Era 2
                                                      • Release Date: 2012
                                                    •  “R.A.I.D. (Robert Ass Is Dead)” – Cassidy
                                                      • Release Date: Jan. 5, 2013
                                                    • "Kendrick You Next" - Meek Mill
                                                      • Release Date: Sep. 5, 2013
                                                    • "Catch a Body" - Cassidy
                                                      • Release Date: Sep. 21, 2013
                                                    • "Diary of a Hustler" - Cassidy
                                                      • Release Date: Nov. 15th, 2013

                                                    Best Track: “R.A.I.D. (Robert Ass Is Dead)” – Cassidy

                                                    Resolution: The feud between Meek Mill and Cassidy has seen various diss tracks but no public reconciliation. While the intensity of their exchanges has diminished over time, the rivalry remains a significant part of their career narratives, with no formal resolution announced.

                                                     

                                                     


                                                    Drake vs. Meek Mill - 2015

                                                    Problem: The feud between Drake and Meek Mill began in 2015 when Meek Mill accused Drake of not writing his own raps, specifically naming Quentin Miller as Drake's ghostwriter. This accusation sparked a highly publicized conflict in the hip-hop community, focusing on the authenticity and integrity of artists' work. The exchange of diss tracks between the two artists brought the debate on ghostwriting in hip-hop to the forefront, highlighting the industry's divided opinions on the matter.

                                                    Tracks:

                                                    • "Charged Up" – Drake
                                                      • Release Date: Jul. 27, 2015
                                                    • "Back to Back"– Drake
                                                      • Album: Feed The Streets 12
                                                      • Release Date: Jul. 29, 2015
                                                    • "Wanna Know" - Meek Mill
                                                      • Album: Feed The Streets 12
                                                      • Release Date: July 30, 2015
                                                    • "I’m Da Plug (Freestyle)" - Meek Mill
                                                      • Album: 4/4
                                                      • Release Date: Jan. 16, 2016

                                                    Best Track: "Back to Back"– Drake

                                                    Resolution: The feud between Drake and Meek Mill eventually cooled, with both artists publicly making amends. Their reconciliation was marked by Meek Mill's release from prison in 2018, after which Drake showed public support for Meek. The two have since appeared on stage together and collaborated musically, indicating a resolution of their past conflict.

                                                    Collaboration Tracks:

                                                    • "Going Bad" - Meek Mill featuring Drake, Nov. 30, 2018

                                                     

                                                     

                                                     

                                                    The Game vs. Meek Mill - 2015

                                                    Problem: The feud between The Game and Meek Mill in 2015 was sparked by an incident involving Sean Kingston, who was assaulted and robbed at a nightclub in June 2015. The Game claimed that after Kingston sought help to recover his chains, Meek Mill allegedly told Kingston and the authorities that The Game was responsible for the setup. This accusation, which both Meek Mill and Kingston have denied, alleging it was fabricated to promote The Game's album "1992," led to a series of diss tracks between The Game and Meek Mill.

                                                    Tracks:

                                                    • "92 Bars" - The Game
                                                      • Release Date: Sep. 16, 2016
                                                    • "OOOUUU (Remix)" – Meek Mill feat Takbar, Omelly & Beanie Sigel
                                                      • Release Date: Sep. 18, 2016
                                                    • "Pest Control"– The Game
                                                      • Release Date: Sep. 20, 2016

                                                    Best Track: "Pest Control"– The Game

                                                    Resolution: The dispute between The Game and Meek Mill was part of a broader narrative of conflicts within the hip-hop community, often fueled by miscommunications and allegations. While the feud was highly publicized through their music, there has been no widely publicized resolution, leaving the status of their relationship unclear.

                                                     

                                                     

                                                     

                                                    Meek Mill vs. 50 Cent - 2016

                                                    Problem: The feud between Meek Mill and 50 Cent was ignited by negative comments 50 Cent made about Meek Mill during a 2015 interview on The Breakfast Club. This verbal altercation set off a series of responses from both artists, primarily through social media and music, reflecting the personal and professional tensions that can arise from public criticisms in the hip-hop industry.

                                                    Tracks:

                                                    • "Gave 'Em Hope" - Meek Mill
                                                      • Album: 4/4
                                                      • Release Date: Jan. 16, 2016

                                                    Best Track: "Gave 'Em Hope" - Meek Mill

                                                    Resolution: The conflict between Meek Mill and 50 Cent has seen various phases of intensity, with both artists occasionally revisiting their grievances. While the direct musical exchange may have cooled, the feud remains a notable part of their interactions, with no formal resolution.

                                                     

                                                     


                                                    Nicki Minaj vs. Remy Ma - 2017

                                                    Problem: The feud between Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma escalated in 2017, driven by the competition for the title of top female MC in the hip-hop industry. This rivalry was marked by public jabs and culminated in a series of diss tracks that showcased both artists' lyrical prowess and personal grievances, highlighting the intense competition among female rappers for recognition and respect.

                                                    Tracks:

                                                    • "Shether" - Remy Ma
                                                      • Release Date: Feb. 25, 2017
                                                    • "No Frauds" - Nicki Minaj ft. Drake, Lil Wayne
                                                      • Album: #3PackFromParis
                                                      • Release Date: Mar. 10, 2017

                                                    Best Track: "No Frauds" - Nicki Minaj ft. Drake, Lil Wayne

                                                    Resolution: The feud between Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma remains one of the most talked-about conflicts in recent hip-hop history. While the most intense period of their rivalry has subsided, there has been no public reconciliation, leaving their dispute as a significant moment in the ongoing conversation about female representation and competition in hip-hop.

                                                     

                                                     

                                                     

                                                    Cam'ron vs. Mase - 2017

                                                    Problem: The feud between Cam'ron and Mase can be traced back to their days in the “Children of the Corn” rap group, with tensions escalating over financial disputes, notably Mase's demand for $40,000 to appear in Cam'ron's 1998 music video for “Horse & Carriage.” The use of a body double for Mase in the video marked the beginning of a long-standing rift between the two, which would surface periodically in their music over the years, culminating in a series of diss tracks released in 2017.

                                                    Tracks:

                                                    • "Take 'Em to Church" - The Diplomats
                                                      • Release Date: Nov. 23, 2004
                                                    • "It's Killa" - Cam'ron
                                                      • Album: The Program
                                                      • Release Date: Nov. 10, 2017
                                                    • "The Oracle" - Mase
                                                      • Release Date: Nov. 24, 2017
                                                    • "Dinner Time" - Cam'ron
                                                      • Release Date: Nov. 25, 2017

                                                    Best Track: "The Oracle" - Mase

                                                    Resolution: The exchange of diss tracks in 2017 between Cam'ron and Mase reignited their longstanding feud, bringing unresolved issues back into the spotlight. Despite this, there has been no clear resolution to their conflict, leaving their relationship complicated by past grievances and competitive tensions.

                                                     

                                                     

                                                     

                                                    Eminem vs. Lord Jamar - 2018

                                                    Problem: The conflict between Eminem and Lord Jamar ignited in 2018 when Lord Jamar, during a VladTV interview, labeled Eminem as a "guest in hip-hop" and dismissed him from being among the top MCs in the genre. This comment struck a chord with Eminem, who has often faced scrutiny regarding his place and influence within hip-hop due to his race. Eminem's response through his music sought to address these criticisms directly, highlighting the ongoing debate about authenticity and belonging in the hip-hop community.

                                                    Tracks:

                                                    • "Fall" - Eminem
                                                      • Album: Kamikaze
                                                      • Release Date: August 31, 2018
                                                    • "I Will" - Eminem feat. Slaughterhouse
                                                      • Album: Music to Be Murdered By
                                                      • Release Date: Jan. 17, 2020

                                                    Best Track: "Fall" - Eminem

                                                    Resolution: The feud between Eminem and Lord Jamar showcased the complex discussions around race, respect, and recognition in hip-hop. While Eminem addressed Lord Jamar's comments in his tracks, there has been no formal resolution to their disagreement, reflecting the broader, ongoing conversations within the hip-hop culture regarding inclusivity and legacy.

                                                     

                                                     

                                                     

                                                    Eminem vs. Machine Gun Kelly - 2018

                                                    Problem: The feud between Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) was sparked by MGK's comments in a 2012 tweet about Eminem's daughter and further fueled by MGK's claims about being banned from Eminem's radio channel Shade45 during a 2017 L.A. Leakers freestyle. This series of provocations led to a highly publicized exchange of diss tracks between the two artists, reflecting deeper issues of respect, personal boundaries, and rivalry within the hip-hop community.

                                                    Tracks:

                                                    • "No Reason (The Mosh Pit Song)" - Tech N9ne, MGK
                                                      • Album: Planet
                                                      • Release Date: Mar. 1, 2018
                                                      • "Not Alike" - Eminem ft. Royce da 5'9"
                                                        • Album: Kamikaze
                                                        • Release Date: Aug. 31, 2018
                                                        • "Rap Devil" - Machine Gun Kelly
                                                          • Album: Binge
                                                          • Release Date: Sep. 3, 2018
                                                        • "Killshot" – Eminem
                                                          • Release Date: Sep. 14, 2018

                                                        Best Track: "Killshot" – Eminem

                                                        Resolution: While the exchange of diss tracks between Eminem and MGK brought their feud to a climax, the conflict has cooled since "Killshot." Both artists have since focused on their respective careers, with MGK notably shifting more towards rock music. The direct confrontation between Eminem and MGK remains a notable episode in their careers but has not continued to escalate.

                                                         

                                                         

                                                         

                                                        G-Eazy vs. Machine Gun Kelly - 2018

                                                        Problem: The feud between G-Eazy and Machine Gun Kelly escalated in 2018 following MGK's appearance on Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex Freestyle #107, where he insinuated having a relationship with G-Eazy's then-girlfriend, Halsey, during a break in their relationship. This claim led to a public spat between the two artists, manifesting through diss tracks that aired personal grievances and escalated their rivalry.

                                                        Tracks:

                                                        • "Hot 97 –Funkmaster Flex Freestyle #107" – MGK
                                                          • Release Date: Aug 29, 2018
                                                        • "Bad Boy" - G-Eazy
                                                          • Release Date: Aug. 31, 2018

                                                        Best Track: "Bad Boy" - G-Eazy

                                                        Resolution: The conflict between G-Eazy and Machine Gun Kelly saw a swift escalation and resolution, with the artists eventually squashing their beef. The resolution was marked by public appearances and statements indicating their willingness to move past the dispute, showcasing the transient nature of many hip-hop feuds.

                                                         

                                                         

                                                         

                                                        Eminem vs. Joe Budden - 2018

                                                        Problem: The feud between Eminem and Joe Budden began escalating around the time of the Slaughterhouse album's release under Shady Records, which did not meet sales expectations. Joe Budden, a member of Slaughterhouse, voiced his disappointment and later criticized Eminem's "Revival" album on his podcast, leading to a series of musical responses from Eminem. This conflict highlighted the tensions that can arise from differing expectations and the critical reception of artists' work within collaborative projects.

                                                        Tracks:

                                                        • “SlaughterMouse” – Joe Budden
                                                          • Album: All Love Lost 
                                                          • Release Date: Sep. 17, 2015
                                                        • “Chloraseptic (Remix)” – Eminem Feat. 2 Chainz & PHresher
                                                          • Release Date: Jan. 8, 2018
                                                        • "Fall" - Eminem
                                                          • Album: Kamikaze
                                                          • Release Date: Aug. 31, 2018
                                                        • "BANG (Original Version)" - Conway the Machine feat. Eminem
                                                          • Release Date: Mar. 4, 2019
                                                        • "Lock It Up" - Eminem feat. Anderson .Paak
                                                          • Album: Music to be Murdered By
                                                          • Release Date: January 17, 2020

                                                        Best Track: "Fall" - Eminem

                                                        Resolution: The dispute between Eminem and Joe Budden remains one of the more complex feuds, intertwining professional disagreements with personal grievances. While both artists have addressed the conflict through music and media, there has been no formal reconciliation, leaving the issue largely unresolved in the public eye.

                                                         

                                                         

                                                        Drake vs. Pusha T - 2018

                                                        Problem: The feud between Drake and Pusha T, which had been simmering due to subliminal disses over the years, came to a head in 2018. Pusha T's accusation of Drake using a ghostwriter, notably on the track "Infrared" from his album "Daytona," ignited a series of diss tracks between the two artists. This conflict delved into personal territories, including family and hidden personal matters, marking a significant escalation in their ongoing rivalry.

                                                        Tracks:

                                                        • "Exodus 23:1" - Pusha T feat. The Dream
                                                          • Release Date: May. 24, 2012
                                                        • "Infrared" - Pusha T
                                                          • Album: Daytona
                                                          • Release Date: May 25, 2018
                                                        • "Duppy Freestyle"– Drake
                                                          • Release Date: May. 25, 2018
                                                        • "The Story of Adidon" - Pusha T
                                                          • Release Date: May. 29, 2018

                                                        Best Track: "The Story of Adidon" - Pusha T

                                                        Resolution: The feud between Drake and Pusha T is notable for its intensity and the personal nature of the accusations, especially with "The Story of Adidon" revealing private aspects of Drake's life. While the exchange of diss tracks has subsided, the rivalry remains a defining moment in both artists' careers, with no formal resolution or reconciliation made public.

                                                         

                                                         

                                                        Bone Thugs-N-Harmony vs. Migos - 2018

                                                        Problem: The feud between Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Migos ignited after Offset's claim about Migos being the "biggest group ever in hip-hop" on the radio show Big Boy's Neighborhood on January 26, 2018. This statement disregarded the historical impact of groups like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. The situation escalated as Bone Thugs members released diss tracks against Migos. 21 Savage became involved after criticizing Layzie Bone's diss track "Let Me Go  MIGO" and talking about his wife, leading to further tensions between the groups.

                                                        Tracks:

                                                        • "Assassin" - Krayzie Bone
                                                          • Release Date: Jul. 20, 2018
                                                        • "Let Me Go  MIGO" - Layzie Bone
                                                          • Release Date: Dec. 25, 2018
                                                        • "Let Me Go MIGO Remix" - Layzie Bone
                                                          • Album: Annihilation
                                                          • Release Date: Jan. 4, 2019
                                                        • "Annihilation" - Layzie Bone
                                                          • Album: Annihilation
                                                          • Release Date: Jan. 4, 2019
                                                        • "Alpha Mentality" - Bizzy Bone
                                                          • Album: Carbon Monoxide
                                                          • Release Date: Feb. 9, 2019
                                                        • "Enigma" - Bizzy Bone
                                                          • Album: Carbon Monoxide
                                                          • Release Date: Feb. 9, 2019
                                                        • "Carbon Monoxide" - Bizzy Bone
                                                          • Album: Carbon Monoxide
                                                          • Release Date: Feb. 9, 2019

                                                        Best Track: "Assassin" - Krayzie Bone

                                                        Resolution: The conflict highlighted the generational gap in hip-hop, with no definitive resolution. It reflected broader discussions on legacy and respect within the genre, despite attempts at reconciliation, including an apology from 21 Savage to Layzie Bone. The debate remains a poignant example of ongoing conversations about the evolution of hip-hop and the recognition of its pioneers.

                                                         

                                                         

                                                         

                                                        Eminem vs. Snoop Dogg - 2020

                                                        Problem: The feud between Eminem and Snoop Dogg began in July 2020, following Snoop Dogg's comments on The Breakfast Club where he seemed to downplay Eminem's success. Snoop suggested that Eminem's acclaim was largely due to his association with Dr. Dre rather than his own merit. These remarks sparked a response from Eminem, who felt slighted by the comments from a longtime peer and collaborator within Dr. Dre's circle, leading to a public exchange of disses through their music.

                                                        Tracks:

                                                        • “Zeus” – Eminem
                                                          • Album: Music to Be Murdered By: Side B
                                                          • Release Date: Dec. 18, 2020
                                                        • “Talk Dat Shit To Me” – Snoop Dogg
                                                          • Release Date: Dec. 31, 2020

                                                        Best Track: “Zeus” – Eminem

                                                        Resolution: The feud between Eminem and Snoop Dogg saw an unexpected turn towards reconciliation following Dr. Dre's serious health scare with a brain aneurysm. This event served as a catalyst for both artists to reevaluate their priorities and mend their relationship. Eminem and Snoop Dogg came together to collaborate on a track titled "From The D 2 The LBC," symbolizing their renewed bond and mutual respect, bridged by their shared connection to Dr. Dre. This collaboration marked a positive resolution to their previous tensions.

                                                        Collaboration Tracks:

                                                        • From the D 2 the LBC, June 24, 2022

                                                         

                                                         

                                                         

                                                        Cassidy vs. Tory Lanez - 2021

                                                        Problem: The conflict between Cassidy and Tory Lanez ignited in 2021 when Cassidy accused Tory Lanez of stealing his flow. This accusation led to a series of diss tracks, with Cassidy directly calling out Tory Lanez for plagiarism, and Tory Lanez responding through his music. The feud highlights the fine line between influence and outright imitation in hip-hop, a genre built on the foundational elements of sampling and lyrical nods, yet also deeply protective of individual artistic integrity.

                                                        Tracks:

                                                        • “Perjury” – Cassidy
                                                          • Release Date: Aug. 1, 2021
                                                        • “When Its Dark Freestyle” – Tory Lanez
                                                          • Release Date: Aug 11, 2021
                                                        • "Plaigiarism" - Cassidy
                                                          • Release Date: Aug. 14, 2021

                                                        Best Track: “Perjury” – Cassidy

                                                        Resolution: The feud between Cassidy and Tory Lanez, centered around accusations of flow theft, played out through their exchange of diss tracks without a clear resolution. The issue of artistic borrowing versus plagiarism remains a contentious topic in hip-hop, with this feud serving as a recent example of how such disputes can escalate. There has been no public reconciliation between the two artists, leaving the conflict unresolved.

                                                         

                                                         

                                                         

                                                        Mase vs. Diddy - 2022

                                                        Problem: The dispute between Mase and Diddy surfaced publicly in 2020, rooted in Mase's claims of being underpaid for his ghostwriting contributions and criticizing Diddy's treatment of artists under his label. Mase highlighted a specific instance from 1996, where he was allegedly given $20,000 for the publishing rights to his first album, and despite offering $2 million later to buy back those rights, Diddy refused. The conflict underscores the broader issues within the music industry regarding artist compensation, rights, and the dynamics of power between artists and record executives.

                                                        Tracks:

                                                        • “Oracle 2: The Liberation of Mason Betha” – Mase
                                                          • Release Date: Mar. 14, 2022

                                                        Best Track: “Oracle 2: The Liberation of Mason Betha” – Mase

                                                        Resolution: The longstanding issues between Mase and Diddy saw a significant development in September 2023 when Diddy returned publishing rights to his artists from that era, a move that directly addressed one of the core grievances Mase had publicized. This gesture by Diddy could be seen as a step towards resolving the broader concerns about artist rights and compensation within the industry, although it specifically offers a form of closure to the disputes Mase had raised.

                                                         

                                                         

                                                         

                                                        Eminem vs. The Game - 2022

                                                        Problem: The tension between Eminem and The Game in 2022 can be traced back to multiple sources, including The Game's longstanding feud with 50 Cent and his exclusion from Dr. Dre's Super Bowl halftime show, an opportunity given to 50 Cent. Despite previously praising Eminem as the best rapper, The Game wanted a shot at challenging the throne and directed his frustrations towards him.

                                                        Tracks:

                                                        • "The Black Slim Shady" - The Game
                                                          • Album: Drillmatic - Heart vs. Mind
                                                          • Release Date: Aug. 12, 2022
                                                        • "Realest" - Ez Mil feat. Eminem
                                                          • Album: DU4LI7Y: REDUX
                                                          • Release Date: Aug. 4, 2023

                                                        Best Track: "The Black Slim Shady" - The Game

                                                        Resolution: The Game's public expression of discontent stemming from his issues with Dr. Dre and past conflicts with 50 Cent, the specific targeting of Eminem in "The Black Slim Shady" served as a strategic move rather than a direct personal vendetta against Eminem himself. The absence of a retaliatory track from Eminem suggests a recognition of the complexities involved, leaving the door open for potential reconciliation or at least a mutual understanding of the underlying issues.

                                                         

                                                         


                                                        Eminem vs. Melle Mel - 2023

                                                        Problem: The beef between Eminem and Melle Mel began following Melle Mel's comments in an interview with The Art of Dialogue, where he questioned Eminem's placement as No. 5 on Billboard’s list of the 50 Greatest Rappers of All Time, suggesting that Eminem's race was a factor in his ranking.

                                                        Tracks:

                                                        • "Realest" - Ez Mil feat. Eminem
                                                          • Album: DU4LI7Y: REDUX
                                                          • Release Date: Aug. 4, 2023
                                                        • "Kickback" - Melle Mel
                                                          • Release Date: August 8, 2023

                                                        Best Track: "Realest" by Ez Mil featuring Eminem

                                                        Resolution: Melle Mel apologized for his comments and his diss track, indicating a resolution to the beef. This apology was made in the context of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, suggesting a desire to move past the conflict and celebrate the genre's history. Eminem has not publicly responded to the apology, but the gesture from Melle Mel suggests a closure to their public dispute.

                                                         

                                                         

                                                         

                                                        Nicki Minaj vs. Megan Thee Stallion - 2024

                                                        Problem: The beef between Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion in 2024 escalated due to tensions that initially surfaced through indirect jabs on social media. The situation intensified with the release of Megan Thee Stallion's song "HISS" from her album MTS3 on January 26, 2024. In this track, Megan is perceived to have taken a shot at Nicki Minaj’s husband's criminal record as a sex offender. This move by Megan Thee Stallion seemed to directly challenge Nicki Minaj, prompting a response that further fueled the discord between the two artists.

                                                        Tracks:

                                                        • “Big Foot” – Nikki Minaj
                                                          • Release Date: Jan. 29, 2024

                                                        Best Track: ?

                                                        Resolution: Beef in Progress

                                                         

                                                        Ca$his vs. Cassidy - 2024

                                                        Problem: The beef between Ca$his and Cassidy in 2024 was sparked by Ca$his's diss track "Femzino," aimed at Benzino. In this track, Ca$his insinuated that Cassidy had ghostwritten Benzino's diss track on Eminem, titled "Rap Elvis." This accusation put Cassidy in the spotlight, implying his involvement in the ongoing feud between Eminem and Benzino. Ca$his's comments were part of a larger discourse surrounding loyalty to Eminem and Shady Records, as well as the integrity of artists in the hip-hop community. Ca$his defended Eminem's status as one of the GOATs (Greatest Of All Time) in hip-hop, emphasizing his own allegiance to Shady Records and his disdain for what he perceived as underhanded tactics by Benzino and his alleged ghostwriters, including Cassidy.

                                                        Tracks:

                                                        • “Where The Bul At” – Cassidy
                                                          • Release Date: Feb. 15, 2024

                                                        Best Track: ?

                                                        Resolution: Beef in Progress

                                                         

                                                         

                                                         

                                                        Honorable Mentions

                                                        Tracks:

                                                        • 50 Cent – “How to Rob”
                                                          • Release Date: August 10, 1999
                                                          • Going at: Wu-tang, Puffy, Mase, Foxy Brown, Kurupt, Jay-Z, Big Pun, Master P, DMX, Treach, Heavy D, Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston, Juvenile.
                                                        • Kurupt – “Callin’ Out Names”
                                                          • Release Date: November 16, 1999
                                                          • Going at: DMX, Ja Rule, Irv Gotti, Foxy Brown, 50 Cent
                                                        • Eminem - "Kim"
                                                          • Release Date: May. 23, 2000
                                                          • Going at: His Wife
                                                        • Eminem - "Cleaning Out My Closet"
                                                          • Release Date: May. 26, 2002
                                                          • Going at: His Mom. His response to her ‘Dear Marshall (An Open Letter to Eminem)’.
                                                        • Lil' Kim - "Came Back For You"
                                                          • Release Date: Mar. 4, 2003
                                                          • Going at: Eve, Foxy Brown
                                                        • Eminem - "Mosh"
                                                          • Release Date: November 12, 2004
                                                          • Going at: President George W. Bush
                                                        • Kendrick Lamar - "Monster Freestyle"
                                                          • Release Date: Sep. 15, 2010
                                                          • Going at: Kanye, Lupe Fiasco, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Andre 3000, Eminem, Busta Rhymes
                                                        • Eminem - "G.O.A.T."
                                                          • Release Date: Dec. 18, 2011
                                                          • Going at: Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Paul Wall, Bubba Sparxxx
                                                        • Kendrick Lamar - "Control" - Big Sean
                                                          • Release Date: Aug. 12, 2013
                                                          • Going at: J.Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Wale, Pusha T, Meek Millz, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electron', Tyler The Creator, Mac Miller
                                                        • Eminem "BET Awards Cypher"
                                                          • Release Date: Oct 10, 2017
                                                          • Going at: President Donald Trump
                                                        • Eminem - "Fall"
                                                          • Release Date: Aug. 31, 2018
                                                          • Going at: Charlemagne Tha God, Joe Budden, DJ Adademiks, Tyler the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, The Grammys, Lord Jamar
                                                        • Eminem - "The Ringer"
                                                          • Release Date: Aug. 31, 2018
                                                          • Going at: Choppy Flow Rappers, Mumble Rappers, Lil Yachty, Mike Pence, MGK, Iggy Azalea, Lil Pump, Lil Xan, Charlemagne Tha God, Media Journalists