With Game and Shyne (and Meek Mill and Cassidy) taking shots at each other on wax lately, it’s clear that Hip-Hop is once again returning to its tried and true tradition of the diss record. When AllHipHop.com spoke with the West Coast OG Kurupt recently, he revealed the disses from Hip-Hop history that made him cringe – but in a good way.
And that’s really saying something, considering he’s spit on some noteworthy battle records of his own, such as his own “Callin’ Out Names”, where he took shots at many including DMX (“Only X I know is Xzibit or RBX”)”, and Tha Dogg Pound’s “New York, New York”.
The latter and its video were so effective that Jay-Z even commented on its impact years later on “Money, Cash, H**s” (“It’s like New York’s been soft ever since Snoop came through and crushed the buildings”).
Oh, yes. Hip-Hop shots have been fired. Here is Kurupt’s Top 5 Diss Songs That Made Him Say “Damn!”
4. and 3. You’ve got “Ether” [by] Nas. You’ve got the record Jay-Z made (“Takeover”). Both of those.
2. I’ve got to say “The Bridge is Over” [by Boogie Down Productions]. That song was so good. I didn’t even realize it was a diss record. That motherf*cker was so bangin’. Then when they broke down what it meant, I was like, “Damn!” It sounds so good…you don’t even hear the disrespect.
1.What else is there? “To Da Break of Dawn” [by] LL. That was pretty vicious. I was like, “I hope Ice-T don’t catch him.” Ice-T’s a real one. You hear these records, and some things just make you say, “Damn!” And “To Da Break of Dawn” was definitely one of those records.
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