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The 50 Best Hip-Hop Diss Songs

#9. LL Cool J "To Da Break Of Dawn" (1990)

Target: Ice T, MC Hammer, Kool Moe Dee
Producer: Marley Marl
Album: Mama Said Knock You Out
Label: Def Jam

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Best Line: "But I'm a drink you down over the rocks/While the freak on your album cover jocks."

During LL Cool J's long and successful career, many rappers have tried and failed to defeat James Todd Smith in the ring. On "To Da Break of Dawn," LL took aim at his detractors (Kool Moe Dee and Ice-T), and one seemingly innocent bystander (MC Hammer), and wiped them out in one fell swoop. Dedicating one verse to each foe, LL mocked Kool Moe Dee for wearing "Star Trek shades," called MC Hammer a gym teacher, and clowned Ice-T for being a parking-lot employee with a perm. In the end, LL was victorious against all opponents, effectively crushing Moe Dee, Hammer, and Ice T's girl.

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