The 40 Biggest Hip-Hop Feuds

From Tupac vs. The Notorious B.I.G. to Meek Mill vs. Drake, these are the 40 biggest & most important hip-hop feuds & rap beefs of all time.

Jay Z and Nas

Nas and Jay-Z

Jay Z and Nas

In late 1996 and early 1997, the most impactful hip-hop feud of all-time ended in a double dose of tragedy: Tupac Shakur was murdered in Las Vegas, and The Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down in Los Angeles. Every significant rap beef since has been measured against that bloody, bi-coastal dispute. Some have ended on similar terms; many more have been resolved peacefully. 

Comparing every fight between rappers to the beef between Pac and Big does a disservice to the genre and the artists that shape it. Rap is not inherently violent, and rappers' disagreements are born from a variety of causes: failed business relationships; geographical alliances; romantic entanglements; jealousy; betrayal; loyalty; honor. Some feuds are petty, some are deeply personal. Some end in hope, others haven't ended. Learn more in our list of the 40 Biggest Hip-Hop Feuds of all-time.

Tupac Shakur vs. The Notorious B.I.G.

The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur

Nas vs. Jay-Z

Nas and Jay Z

50 Cent vs. Ja Rule

50 Cent

Drake vs. Meek Mill

Meek Mill, Drake and others at a basketball game.

N.W.A. vs. Ice Cube


50 Cent vs. The Game

50 Cent and The Game

Cardi B vs. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj and Cardi B

Lil Wayne vs. Birdman

Lil Wayne and Birdman

The Roxanne Wars

Roxanne Shante

The Bridge Wars

Members of Boogie Down Productions

Eminem vs. The Source


Lauryn Hill vs. Wyclef Jean

The Fugees

Lil' Kim vs. Foxy Brown

Foxy Brown

Ice Cube vs. Common

Common and Ice Cube

Trippie Redd vs. Tekashi 6ix9ine

Trippie Redd

Drake vs. Pusha T

Pusha T

Kool Moe Dee vs. Busy Bee

Kool Moe Dee

Mase vs. Cam'ron


Gucci Mane vs. Young Jeezy

Gucci Mane

MC Lyte vs. Antoinette

MC Lyte

Big Boi vs. Killer Mike

Killer Mike and Big Boi

Three 6 Mafia vs. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

DJ Paul and Juicy J

Gucci Mane vs. Waka Flocka Flame

Waka Flocka Flame and Gucci Mane

Mobb Deep vs. Tupac Shakur

Mobb Deep

LL Cool J vs. Canibus

LL Cool J

The Migos vs. Joe Budden

The Migos

Drake vs. Chris Brown

Chris Brown and Drake

Stormzy vs. Wiley


LL Cool J vs. Kool Moe Dee

LL Cool J

Dr. Dre vs. Luke and others

Luke of the 2 Live Crew

MC Eiht vs. DJ Quik

MC Eiht

YG vs. DJ Mustard

YG and DJ Mustard

ASAP Rocky vs. SpaceGhostPurrp

ASAP Rocky

French Montana vs. Young Thug

Young Thug

Jadakiss vs. Beanie Sigel

Beanie Sigel

50 Cent vs. Young Buck

Young Buck and 50 Cent

Eminem vs. Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly

Royce da 5'9" vs. D12

Eminem and Royce da 5'9"

T.I. vs. Lil' Flip


Beastie Boys vs. Russell Simmons

The Beastie Boys

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