25 of the Best Known Hip-Hop Diss Tracks of the 2000s

It can be said as true that hip-hop diss track traces its roots back to playing the dozens. A diss track offers simply memorable one-liners that the fans will for sure remember forever. Those moments will make you laugh, gasp or realize that something is damaging and brand-new. Looking at its worst, the diss track fuels violence and the unsolved murders of 2Pac and Notorious B.I.G.  

Such a precise, witty, and smart takedown of a rival MC over a sly cover-art imagery and proper beat can boost a career. But also such a weak sauce can crush your career and ruin it even more. 

Considering the current millennium, it has shown the tradition of battle-record by the LL Cool Js, Kool Moe Dees, KRS-Ones and DJ Quiks. Nas and Titans Jay-Z also got ten years off to a scorching start. They dropped two of the best known diss songs of the era in a short time. And Murder Inc, Roc-A-Fella, Aftermath/Shady/G Unit, Young Money/Cash Money and the Clipse gave remind-worthy moments due to unity. 

Below are some of the crossed lines and hotlines in chronological order from 25 of the best tracks from the year 2000 and beyond.  

  1. “Bang Bang” by Capone-N-Noreaga Featuring Foxy Brown- This is set as an explosive song of CNN for Foxy Brown, the special guest. This is also to tear Lil Kim, his friend-turned-foe.  
  2. “Takeover” by Jay-Z in 2001- This is a hot album that proclaims Jay-Z as the new King of New York.  
  3. “Ether”, Nas in 2001- This ignited a debate as this is his highly personal and hotly anticipated counterpunch to Jay-Z’s “Takeover”. 
  4. “Fuck Jada, “Beanie Sigel (2001)- This is a gloriously and long unhinged mixtape freestyle that threatens Jay-to-the-Mwah to put his lips on his nine and kiss goodbye. 
  5. “Nail in the Coffin,” Eminem (2002)- This came out due to the simmering beef between Benzino, The Source co-founder and Eminem.  
  6. “Loose Change”, by Ja Rule in (2002) 
  7. “Hail Mary” by Eminem featuring Busta Rhymes and 50 Cent (2003) 
  8. “Back Down”, 50 Cent (2003) 
  9. “Stomp,” Young Buck Featuring T.I. and Ludacris (2004) 
  10. “Piggy Bank, “ 50 Cent (2005) 
  11. “Checkmate”, Jadakiss (2005) 
  12. “300 Bars and Runnin’, “ The Game (2005)- 
  13. “Roman’s Revenge,” Nicki Minaj (2010)- 
  14. “Stay Schemin’, ‘’ Rick Ross Featuring Drake and French Montana (2012)-  
  15. “Truth, “ Gucci Mane (2012)- This hip hop diss was brought out by Gucci Mane with Jeezy as his target. This is also to defend himself in the case of Jeezy calling him retarded. 
  16. “Exodus 23:1, “ Pusha-T (2012)- This brings out an essentially deafening echo effect of the original rift of the Clipse with Lil Wayne.  
  17. “Back to Back,” Drake (2015)- This is a vastly superior hip hop diss track. Such a catchy hook earned the placement of this diss on the Billboard.  
  18. “Pest Control, “ The Game (2016)-This is arguably more entertaining because of the video accompanied in it. This also depicts a boy that requests pest control just to take a rat out of his room.  
  19. “Shether,” Remy Ma (2017) 
  20. “The Oracle,” Ma$e (2017)- This one is added on Cam’ron biggest hits of his career.  
  21. “Dinner Time,” Cam’ron (2017) 
  22. “Duppy Freestyle,” Drake (2018)- This hip hop diss is a retort to “Infrared” of Pusha-T. This was produced by Kanye West and Drake. This refers to the malevolent spirit in the Jamaican patois. This questioned the veracity of the background of Push in drug-dealing.  
  23. “The Story of Adidon, “ Pusha-7 (2018)- This is one hip-hop diss that cover art and that you should never miss out.  
  24. “Rap Devil, “ Machine Gun Kelly (2018)- This hip hop diss is made in response to the slamming of Eminem on “Not Alike”. 
  25. “Killshot,” Eminem (2018)- This piles up to more than 38.1 million views in just twenty-four hours of its debut on YouTube.