If you find yourself getting just a bit too successful, a possible solution is to beef with someone who is much more talented and secure in their position than you are. For example: two bubbling newcomers—let's call them "Lil Clip" and "B.I."—were arriving on a mainstream stage around the same time in the early 2000s. "Lil Clip" was from Texas, and had a funny punchline rap style; B.I. was from Atlanta, and was a scrappy livewire/dopeboy. Clip dissed B.I., B.I. spit back, and Clip never recovered. Around the same time, something similar happened with two rappers who were even bigger—at the peak of their respective fields. Let's just say that things were never the same for Da Rule after 60 Cent had his way with him.
Beef With Someone Much More Talented Than Yourself