Lyrical Warfare – Truth Be Told!!
First it was Biggie Smalls vs Makaveli then the classic Nas vs Jay-z and more recently we’ve seen 50 cent vs the whole hiphop industry war, but rap beefs have been going on since the days of BDP vs The Juice Crew. Hiphop is not the only music genre full of competition, dancehall reggae music has had its own notorious beefs like the Bounty Killer vs Beenie Man beef and the old clashes between Super Cat, Ninja Man & Shabba. I think personally competition in any music genre is needed from time to time, plus the fact that it makes for good conversation.
Recently I was asked by a fellow blogger my thoughts on the Rick Ross vs 50cent beef. My response was simply ” The Boss”!! ‘Deeper than Rap’ in my eyes is Hiphops Album of The Year hands down for ’09’ so far.. “5o” won the Internet war but lyrically I have to say the “Boss”.
Now personally again this is just my view, lyrically Kartel is better hands down but when it comes down to song making ability with melodies, hooks etc Mavado is better. Another reason I give the momentum to Mavado because he has the backing of the “Warlord” himself Bounty Killer. The Warlord or Ground God as he goes by nowadays has brought out some of JA’s biggest upcoming artist including both Mavado & even Kartel but some say things turned sour between Kartel & the Warlord when Kartel refused to pick sides between Killer & Killer’s true rival Beenie Man. So eventually Kartel created his own crew “Gaza” & Mavado did the same “Gully”.
Now I created this blog to see the different opinions people have on these topics, tell me what you think on the 5o cent vs Rick Ross feud…If you say Gaza or if you say Gully tell me why?? If you think the feuding should stop or is bad for the industry express your feelings….
Also if you wanna know more about Mavado take a look @ this interview here.