10 Career Defining Rap Battles

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  • Ice Cube, N.W.A.
  • KRS-One, MC Shan
  • Tupac, Notorious B.I.G.
  • Common, Westside Connection
  • Dr. Dre, Eazy-E
  • Jay-Z, Nas
  • 50 Cent, Jay Z, Ice Cube
  • LL Cool J, Kool Moe Dee
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  • Rick Ross, 50 Cent

The City Is Mine

Mad at Juice Crew member Magic for rejecting one of his demo tapes, Bronx MC KRS-One jumped at the chance to misinterpret Marley Marl and MC Shan's "The Bridge," flipping a story about the Crew's beginnings into a turf war. The battle escalated between KRS's Boogie Down Productions and other members of the Crew (like Roxanne Shanté) with "The Bridge Is Over." Although it was all eventually resolved, KRS's words turned out to be somewhat prophetic; Shan hasn't had as major of a hit since.

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