Move over '90s gangsta feuds: Justin Bieber and The Weekend are now writing diss tracks in a feud over Selena Gomez.
In the 90s, we had some of the greatest feuds of all times. The east coast/west coast rivalry between Bad Boy Entertainment and Death Row Records produced the legends Tupac Shakur and the Notorious BIG. The 90s also produced gangsta feuds between Eazy E and Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube and N.W.A.
Out of those feuds came some seriously good music. Tupac Shakur's Hit Em Up is my favorite as the best diss track of all time. With lyrics like:
You claim to be a playa /
But I f---- your wife,
Biggie remember when I use to let you sleep on the couch /
And beg the bitch to let you sleep in the house,
Little Kim, Don't f--- around with real G's /
Quick to snatch your ugly a--, off the streets /
So f--- peace
And then there was Eazy E's Real Muthaphukkin G's:
See you a wannabe loc, you'll get smoked and I hope /
That your fans understand when you talk about sprayin me /
The same records that you're making is payin me /
Motherf--- Dre, motherf--- Snoop, motherf--- Death Row /
Yo, and here comes my left blow /
But tell me where the f--- you found the anorexic rapper /
Talking bout who you go squabble with and who you shoot /
You're only sixty pounds when you're wet and wearing boots /
All of a sudden Dr. Dre is the G Thang /
But on his old album cover he was a she-thang
That was then. This is now. We have Justin "I was a player when I was little, now I'm bigger" Bieber taking on The Weeknd, whose best diss is:
I got some bars for a n---- if he wanna see /
Dress up your talk if a n---- wanna talk to me
The most amazing part of this is that they're fighting over a girl who played a teenage wizard on Disney Channel that traveled in time using the spell "mcweary time-rearry."
It's sad to see the whimpification of rappers over time. Biggie and Tupac wouldn't be caught dead with lyrics like these. Perhaps they're watching, rolling over in their graves wondering how the genre that they invented has come to this.