The internet has been going in on the latest hip-hop beef between Soulja Boy and Chris Brown – with everyone weighing in on who they believe will be the victor. Whether or not this fight will actually happen is up for debate but what we CAN bet on is that this is one of the most talked about rivalries in the music industry.
Ice Cube star in the film “Fist Fight” with Charlie Day. On the last day of the year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Day) is trying his best to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that put jobs on the line. But things go from bad to worse when he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland (Ice Cube), who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw down after school. News of the fight spreads like wildfire and ends up becoming the very thing this school, and Campbell needed.
To celebrate the film’s release let’s take a look at some of hip-hop’s most talked about beefs.
Soulja Boy and Chris Brown
The latest hip-hop beef between Chris Brown and Soulja Boy is all anyone can talk about. Allegedly, Chris Brown called Soulja Boy and challenged him to a fight because Soulja Boy liked an Instagram photo of Chris’ ex-girlfriend, Karrueche Tran. Chris called Soulja Boy out saying they should settle the fight in the ring and not on social media. Many reports are claiming championship boxers, Adrien Broner and Floyd Mayweather are also behind the fight and even the legendary Iron Mike may be working behind the scenes as well with 50 Cent posting a video in which he agrees to train Chris. With his agile dance moves, our money’s on Chris!
Drake and Meek Mill
Meek Mill called out Drake for not supporting his album Dreams Worth More Than Money and accused him of using ghostwriters. Meek Mill responded with a crazy rant and Drake eventually answered that rant by releasing a diss track titled, “Charged Up,” during a Beats 1 OVO Sound radio episode – referring to Meek Mill as soft. Before Meek could respond back with his own track, Drake released “Back To Back” which went on to become the smash hit of summer 2015 and even garnered Drake a Grammy nom the following year. Meek Mill eventually fired back with ‘Wanna Know’ and fans were not impressed – making many to believe that Drake was winner.
Jadakiss and Beanie Sigel
In 2001, Jadakiss and Beanie went head-to-head. Neither remembers exactly how it started, but Jada thought Beanie was taking subliminal digs at him in some of his lyrics but that apparently wasn’t the case. Jadakiss went on to diss Beanie in his own hometown during the annual Powerhouse Concert in Philadelphia in 2001. After getting word of what went down, Beanie showed up and took the stage with his own freestyle diss. They would trade lyrical jabs back and forth before they ultimately squashed their beef.
Biggie and Tupac
One of the most infamous rap beefs was with Biggie and Tupac. They actually started off as friends with Tupac reportedly mentoring Biggie. However, things turned sour when Tupac was robbed and shot five times inside the lobby of Quad Recording Studios in New York City and accused Biggie of being involved. Tupac didn’t think it was a coincidence that Biggie and Diddy happened to be there recording at the same studio. This incident further escalated the feud between the East Coast and West Coast. Ultimately, Biggie released “Who Shot Ya?” which he claimed was recorded prior to the shooting. Despite his claims, many saw it as a shot at Tupac. Tupac would go at Biggie on tracks “Hit Em Up” and “Against All Odds” but Big never countered back. Sadly this rivalry was never squashed as both were murdered in 1996 and 1997 respectively.