Beef has always been a big part of rap music, and it can be explosive, with fans being forced to choose sides as the stars battle it out on the mic.
Let’s take a look at the three of the biggest male rap beefs ever.
Tupac & Notorious B.I.G.
The most epic of all rap beefs sadly ended in tragedy. Tupac and Biggie released diss tracks towards one another and were the main soldiers in the East/West Coast battle of the 90s.
They were two of the greatest rappers of all time and the beef was exciting, but with Tupac’s murder in 1996 and Big’s murder in 1997, which both remain unresolved, their beef just feels unnecessary and unfortunate. Fans can only wonder what would have happened if they chose peace instead of war.
Jay-Z & Nas
The beef between Jay-Z and Nas reached epic proportions that few have seen since. The giants of New York hip hop took some swipes at each other over the years, with things reaching a height when Jay released “The Takeover” and Nas released “Ether,” two of the most famous diss tracks ever.
Thankfully, the two put their differences aside and brought peace to the rap game, and instead of diss tracks towards each other, we’ve gotten some collaborations from the two heavyweights.
50 Cent & The Game
The beef between 50 Cent and The Game has the makings of a Shakespearean drama. The Game had signed with 50 Cent’s G-Unit, and some of the biggest songs on his massive debut album The Documentary featured 50 on them. However, issues arose before the album came out, and The Game got booted out of G-Unit.
The reasons for the beef were because 50 felt The Game did not take his side in 50’s other beefs. The beef suddenly became the biggest thing in rap music, and it lasted for over 10 years until 2016 when the two resolved their differences in a strip club.