10 Greatest Hip-Hop Battles


5. ICE CUBE VS. N.W.A.

Ice Cube - Ten Greatest Hip-Hop Battles
NWA somehow managed to piss Ice Cube off which is why the battle took place in the first place. NWA used to be his allies before but that had drastically changed. Ice Cube was no longer cool, he was breathing fire. He came up with ‘No Vaseline’ and annihilated NWA. He destroyed the entire group at once. Such had never been seen nor has it ever been seen. The clear winner of the battle was Ice Cube.

 

4. KOOL MOE DEE VS. LL COOL J

LL Cool J - Ten Greatest Hip-Hop Battles
Kool Moe Dee earlier destroyed Busy Bee and this time around the enemy was bigger and much better. It was LL Cool J. Kool Moe Dee claimed that LL Cool stole his style and started with ‘How ya Like me Now’. LL came back with ‘To da Breakadawn’ and then again with ‘Let’s go’. He hit him again with ‘Jack the Ripper’ and made fun of his Star Trek shades. Kool Moe Dee returned with ‘Death Blow’ but it was already too late. LL Cool J was the clear winner of this battle and he knew it before he even won it.

 

3. BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS VS. JUICE CREW

Boogie Down Productions - Ten Greatest Hip-Hop Battles
Both the parties liked to brag and that finally led to a battle. It was the two houses of New York against each other. BDP hit Shan with ‘South Bronx’; it was raw and it was pure dis. Shan came back with ‘Kill That Noise’. Little did he know that that was what BDP wanted. They struck back with ‘The Bridge is Over’ and that was the end of it. The winner of the battle was the much proud Boogie Down Productions.

 

2. 2PAC VS. BIGGIE

2Pac - Ten Greatest Hip-Hop Battles
This was a unique battle. 2Pac kept his insults very aggressive. Biggie however, was a little subtle with whatever he sang; they were more subliminal and delivered with poise. Without a doubt, this particular battle was the most influential hip-hop battle every fought. It changed lives, destroyed relationships and affected many artists. The winner was obviously 2Pac (May he rest in peace). You can find all these battles online by the way.

 

1. JAY-Z VS. NAS

Nas - Ten Greatest Hip-Hop Battles
These two guys used to be big time rivals. There are many theories as to why this battle actually took place. Jay was a commercial hit, was Nas jealous? Did ‘is that your chick’ by Jay dis Nas? They used to insult each other a lot and finally found themselves in a battle. You should know that this is where the two tracks ‘Takeover – Jay Z’ and ‘Ether – Nas’ came from. Takeover was better musically while Ether was lyrically stronger. The winner of this battle was Nas. Hat’s off!

Did we miss any particular battle out? If so, we would like you to let us know in the comments. Also, many battles were fought but the war was won by Hip-Hop. You don’t get to hear many good battles these days, so if you have time, explore YouTube, look for these battles and enjoy.

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