Target: Jerry Heller, Ruthless Records, N.W.A
Producer: Ice Cube, Sir Jinx
Album: Death Certificate
Label: Priority/EMI Records
Best Line: "It's a case of divide and conquer/'Cause you let a Jew break up my crew"
After Ice Cube left N.W.A over a financial dispute, his former group attacked him on their 100 Miles & Runnin and Efil4zaggin albums, likening Cube to American history's most infamous traitor, Benedict Arnold. Cube responded with the extremely graphic "No Vaseline," an exposé on Eazy E and Jerry Heller's (N.W.A's manager) shady business tactics, littered with gay and racial slurs.
Possibly more offended than the actual members of N.W.A were civil-rights activists and critics, who lined up to paint Cube as homophobic and anti-Semitic. N.W.A never responded to the diss, and Dr. Dre left the group and Ruthless Records shortly thereafter, also citing compensation issues.