The 15 Biggest Old School vs. New School Rap Beefs

Ice-T vs. Soulja Boy

Year: 2008

Soulja Boy's “Crank That” had a serious impact on American society. For starters, it educated a generation on what it meant to Superman a hoe. And it also gave uncoordinated white kids a new dance to try out. But while the rest of the world was having fun cranking it in 2008, Ice-T was sitting at home with his arms crossed. Admitting that Soulja Boy was young enough to be his son, Ice took a break from cracking cases on Law & Order to get on the young rapper's case.

Ice-T called out “Crank That” for singlehandily killing hip-hop: "That shit is such garbage. You can't do that. We came all the way from Rakim, we came all the way from Das EFX... and you come with that Superman shit,” Ice said. Soulja Boy didn't take kindly to the OG's comments, responding in a YouTube video where he railed on Ice-T's age. “This ain't no beef! I'll let you fight my granddaddy, dog. That nigga will knock your ass out” and the rather bizarre diss "You were born before the Internet was created." In the end, Ice went back to TV and Soulja Boy kept making radio hits. And somehow hip-hop survivied through it all.

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