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.
- “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.
- “Takeover” by Jay-Z in 2001- This is a hot album that proclaims Jay-Z as the new King of New York.
- “Ether”, Nas in 2001- This ignited a debate as this is his highly personal and hotly anticipated counterpunch to Jay-Z’s “Takeover”.
- “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.
- “Nail in the Coffin,” Eminem (2002)- This came out due to the simmering beef between Benzino, The Source co-founder and Eminem.
- “Loose Change”, by Ja Rule in (2002)
- “Hail Mary” by Eminem featuring Busta Rhymes and 50 Cent (2003)
- “Back Down”, 50 Cent (2003)
- “Stomp,” Young Buck Featuring T.I. and Ludacris (2004)
- “Piggy Bank, “ 50 Cent (2005)
- “Checkmate”, Jadakiss (2005)
- “300 Bars and Runnin’, “ The Game (2005)-
- “Roman’s Revenge,” Nicki Minaj (2010)-
- “Stay Schemin’, ‘’ Rick Ross Featuring Drake and French Montana (2012)-
- “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.
- “Exodus 23:1, “ Pusha-T (2012)- This brings out an essentially deafening echo effect of the original rift of the Clipse with Lil Wayne.
- “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.
- “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.
- “Shether,” Remy Ma (2017)
- “The Oracle,” Ma$e (2017)- This one is added on Cam’ron biggest hits of his career.
- “Dinner Time,” Cam’ron (2017)
- “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.
- “The Story of Adidon, “ Pusha-7 (2018)- This is one hip-hop diss that cover art and that you should never miss out.
- “Rap Devil, “ Machine Gun Kelly (2018)- This hip hop diss is made in response to the slamming of Eminem on “Not Alike”.
- “Killshot,” Eminem (2018)- This piles up to more than 38.1 million views in just twenty-four hours of its debut on YouTube.