Grimes' New Album + Our 5 Diss Tracks that Pour Salt on the Wound
Everyone loves a good celebrity conflict. Drake vs. Meek Mills madness is still flooding our newsfeeds and Grimes recently told the Fader that her upcoming album will contain a lot of diss tracks, so the hunger is real. In honor of the recent surge of diss love, Milk has curated our Top 5 Diss Tracks that Pour Salt on the Wound
Back to Back (Freestyle) by Drake
So we obviously have to talk about it. The feud started on Twitter —I know — after the Philadelphia rapper tweeted that Drake ghostwrites his verses. This did not sit right with the King of Woes, who hastily recorded, released and sabotaged Meek Mill by releasing ‘Charged Up’ a mere 4 days after the accusation was made. He then proceeded to twist the knife in the wound and release another track, ‘Back to Back,’ targeting Meek Mill’s opening slot on girlfriend Nicki Minaj’s headlining world tour. Meek Mill has yet to respond.
Fatality: They just mad cause I got the midas touch/You love her, then you gotta give the world to her/Is that a world tour or your girl’s tour?/I know that you gotta be a thug for her
Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani
It was a sad day when Gwen Stefani announced she would pursue a career sans No Doubt. But who knew she would create one of the most infectious girl-power songs ever? The feud that fueled the fire started when Love told Seventeen Magazine “I’m not interested in being Gwen Stefani. She’s the cheerleader.” Stefani took those words to heart and released the loudest cheerleader track ever and incidentally taught a generation how to spell ‘banana.’
Fatality: So I’m gonna fight, gonna give it my all / Gonna make you fall, gonna sock it to you / That’s right I’m the last one standing, another one bites the dust
Who Shot Ya? by Notorious B.I.G.
The diss track to end all diss tracks, Notorious B. I. G.’s ‘Who Shot Ya?’ entered our lives in the midst of the biggest beef in history. While the actual intentions of the song have been contested for over 20 years now, the song was an integral point in the East-West feud. With it’s release only two months after Tupac was shot (the first time), outside of a NYC recording studio, the track clearly hit vulnerable point and inspired an honorable mention to this diss list ‘Hit’Em Up’ from Tupac. The beat has been a favorite amoung artists since its release (most recently Vin Mensa’s ‘Heir to the Throne’ freestyle), but the killer lyrics are what have keep this song slaying for so long.
Fatality: Thou shall not fuck with nor see Poppa/Feel a thousand deaths when I drop ya
Fatty Boom Boom by Die Antwoord
The rap-rave group, Yolandi, Ninja and DJ Hi-Tek, have been putting out fast paced, hard hitting beats since they first started in 2008. Their 2012 hit ‘Fatty Boom Boom’ took no prisoners. From the lyrics to the music video, shots were being fired in every direction. The rappers call out modern rap for being boring saying, “If you haven’t got it by now, yo you never gonna get it/I whip my dick out and piss on all this horrible fokken rap.” However, the most shade is thrown in the songs music video, which features what’s obviously supposed to be Lady Gaga getting kidnapped and eaten by a lion. How do you even respond to that?
Fatality: Just watch the video.
Cry Me a River by Justin Timberlake
This list wouldn’t be complete with out the biggest diss pop ballad of the early 2000s, ‘Cry Me a River’ by none other that JT himself. The dream babe, who was just 21 at the time, penned the song after pop princess, Britney Spears ‘allegedly’ cheated on him. Justin took it hard, but we can’t even complain when it inspires such a classic. Not to mention the video features a Britney look-alike that’s hard to miss. They literally have the same tattoo.
Fatality: It wasn’t like you only talked to him and you know it/(Don’t act like you don’t know it)