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Furious, funny and potentially fatal: hip-hop’s 20 greatest diss tracks – ranked! | Music

Furious, funny and potentially fatal: hip-hop’s 20 greatest diss tracks – ranked! | Music

20. Future, Metro Boomin and Kendrick Lamar – Like That (2024) Whether you view the beef that has consumed hip-hop’s upper echelons as a spicy addition to the genre or a dispiriting Trumpian exercise by grandstanding millionaires, it’s hard not to love the fire and venom of Lamar’s verse here, bashing J Cole and Drake. 19. The Game – 300 Bars N Runnin (2005) The diss track as an act of dogged persistence: 300 Bars N Runnin – written after 50 Cent reignited a supposedly quashed feud with the Game – goes on for the best part of 15 minutes. The shifting production deftly mirrors the umpteen lyrical references to hip-hop classics, as the Game relentlessly slings abuse the way of 50 Cent and G-Unit. Roxanne Shante circa 1988. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images 18. Roxanne Shante – Have a Nice Day (1987) Shante may have single-handedly invented the hip-hop beef with 1984’s UTFO-bashing Roxanne’s Revenge, but Have a Nice Day – provoked by a sexist insult from “featherweight” KRS-One in Boogie Down Productions’ The …