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Rockwell Noel f/ Poet – “The Wopp Sensation“
from The Wopp Sensation 12″ (11-A, 1986)
Noel Rockwell f/ The Poet – “Beat You Down“
from Beat You Down 12? (11-A, 1987)
Poet – “All Hell Breakin’ Loose“
from All Hell Breakin’ Loose 12? (Nu-Sound, 1987)
The Fedz (Rockwell Noel & The Poet) – “Taking-U-Out“
from Taking U Out 12? (11-A, 1988)
Rockwell Noel & The Poet – “Massacre“
from Massacre 12? (Sam, 1989)
And here’s a quick re-up on (Blaq) Poet’s complete 1980s catalog (give or take a few forgettable remixes). Every one of these tracks is a KRS One diss in some shape, except for “The Wopp Sensation.” That’s a dance craze record. Read more at the original post from 2005.
Rap battles are usually built on myths, the most vicious barbs tread closer to fiction than reality. Like Pac’s probably imaginary affair with Faith, for example. But once in a while on record beef can get particularly personal. Here are a couple such instances.
Kingpin Skinny Pimp & 211 – “Lil Arm Dance“
from Controversy (Underground, 2000)
T-Rock – “My Little Arm“
from The Myth Of Reality (Secret Service, 2003)
DJ Paul of Three 6 Mafia was born with an atrophied right arm. This is one of those hip hop facts that most listeners are aware of, but still seems to shock someone every time it comes up in conversation. Paul has rarely, if ever, gone on record on the topic and, in fact, seems to go to some lengths to conceal it with braces and loose fitting, long sleeved outerwear and such. Really, you’d think he’d be more open about it. His success despite this disability is pretty damn impressive, especially given his history a party DJ. Dude must have been the Jim Abbott of the turntables. Obviously though, the tiny arm is something of an achilles heel to diss hungry rivals, specifically scorned one time Hypnotized Minds affiliates. Skinny Pimp even turned it into a dance. (more…)
This is just getting weird:
That’s right, in the wee hours of Friday night at Love, the Northeast club which hosted Gilbert Arenas’ million-dollar 25th birthday party last year, the deejay played a new cut by Jay-Z. The hip-hop icon actually cut it Friday and had it downloaded for a party hosted by LeBron James at the club that night. [Deshawn] Stevenson was told that the lyrics just eviscerated him — in his own town.
Then teammate Damon Jones, who last did something to collect an NBA paycheck two years ago, took the microphone and talked junk about Stevenson.
Caron Butler, the only Wizard present, left because “he felt I was being disrespected,” Stevenson said.
Leave it to this pair of insecure board room gangsters to turn a somewhat friendly rivalry malicious. The Wizards are boycotting Love, as am I. It’s not like I own nice enough shoes to get into that joint anyway. Cue “Go Somewhere“.