The 10 Wildest Rap Beefs Of All Time

By Jeff Rosenthal

The other day, Kendrick Lamar took his guest verse on Big Sean’s “Control” as an opportunity to casually invite all his friends to fight to the death: “I’m usually homeboys with the same n***as I’m rhymin’ with / But this is hip-hop and them n***as should know what time it is / And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, Wale / Pusha T, Meek Millz, A$AP Rocky, Drake / Big Sean, Jay Electron’, Tyler, Mac Miller / I got love for you all but I’m tryna murder you n***as / Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you n***as / They dont wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you n***as . . .”

Kendrick’s verse is technically more of a healthy competitive challenge between friends than an actual threat. But it got us thinking about the greatest rap beefs ever, from the deeply silly to the all-too-serious. Here’s our definitive countdown:

10. Eminem vs. The Source

Eminem
Eminem
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How could something so one-sided be so enjoyable? Benzino, a two-bit Boston rapper-slash-editor, somehow held a lot of influence at The Source magazine. In 1999, he promoted his group’s Made Men album with full-page ads in the magazine and a rave review. Conflict of interest alert! Benzino made things even worse for himself when he attacked Eminem on dubious racial grounds. Em came down on him like a combat boot on an ant with “Nail in the Coffin” and “The Sauce,” where he chuckled while imagining Benzino being held out of a window. The beef continued for a while after that, but in the end Benzino was a total laughingstock and Eminem was still Eminem.

Read More The 10 Wildest Rap Beefs Of All Time | Music News | Rolling Stone.

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