In Hip Hop, the quintessential nature of beefs between rappers is nothing new. You can travel all the way back to Kool Moe Dee’s “How You Like Me Now” diss track that drew him into a conflict with the Lyrical Love Boy “LL Cool J”, that initiated a beef that lasted for years. What many fail to realize is that Moe Dee’s initial attack, which was followed up by the classic “Let’s Go”, was not an emotional tirade, but a calculated move. To that point, Moe Dee was an underground legend. You might compare him to Papoose, not in style, but in prowess. In other words, he was a beast. Yet, Moe Dee had no commercial fame.
In what was an unprecedented move at the time, but would soon become the blueprint for gaining relevance in the Hip Hop Arena, the unknown went after the person at the Top, ultimately bypassing the ladder to success. LL, was, at the time, the top male Rapper on the planet with Run DMC holding the group title. The battles were legendary, already having mentioned a couple of Moe Dee’s installments, it would be remiss to leave two of LL’s finest responses, (Jack the Ripper and Mama Said Knock You Out). Ultimately, Moe Dee’s attack on Uncle L garnered him a record deal and several Movie Sound Track opportunities.
All of this has been presented in the wake of Gucci Mane taking aim at A$AP Ferg. Gucci has taken offense to Ferg’s Mixtape “Trap Lord”. Gucci sent out a barrage of tweets on Twitter. Ferg promptly responded.
ASAP whoever calling his mixtape trap lord niggas need to get off my dick and let they momma get on it
–Gucci Mane Twitter
TRAP LOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRD ACROSS MY BELLLYYY!!! NIGGAS IS WASHED UP LOLOL
THERES A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GODS AND LORDS ” LORDS NEVER WORRY” tTRAP LORD
-A$AP FERG Twitter