Year: 1996 Produced By: Pete Rock Album: Relativity Urban Assault Label: Relativity
During the mid-'90s tensions were high between East Coast and West Coast artists, so it was safe to assume that artists from the Middle of the Map were exempt from such beef, right? Wrong. Taking offense to Common's allegory on "I Used To Love H.E.R.," which included the line "I wasn't salty she was with them Boyz N the Hood," Ice Cube called out names and flat-out dissed Common for the possible subliminal on Mack 10's "Westside Slaughterhouse": "All you suckas wanna diss the Pacific, but you busta niggas never get specific/Used to love H.E.R., mad ’cause we fucked her/Pussy-whipped bitch, with no Common Sense." Shots fired, indeed. Possibly taking Com Sense for a soft, tree-hugging backpacker, O'Shea was unaware that he'd "backed into a Four Corner Hustler" and probably didn't expect Chi-Town's Nas to come back as viciously as he did. Com went at Cube, labeling the Don Mega as a washed-up gangsta rapper who hadn't made a good album in years. The beef was later squashed after Cube and Common had a sit-down with Minister Louis Farrakhan, and in 2010 these rappers-ternt-actors are planning on starring in movies together.