Tupac vs. BadBoy Entertainment:
The notorious BIG, Puff Daddy now P. Diddy, Junior Mafia,
and others smaler acts. Tupac accused them to have set
him up or didn't warn him in the 1994 NY shooting. Before
this time, Tupacs relationship to BIG was pretty good,
they recorded some songs like "Runnin'" etc.
and the chilled out together. Tupac never talked about
BIG or Puffy in his early songs, he just started dissing
Bad Boy after he was in jail for the sex trial in '94.
He went to jail and Bad Boy got bigger as Tupac had
to hear about the circumstances of his shooting from
jail. The Junior Mafia beef was the same too except
Tupac knew them well. He said in an interview that he
used to support them and Biggie and give the members
of Junior Mafia money to get home on the train. The
notorious BIG was shot in March 1997 in a drive by shooting
in Los Angeles. BIG's "Live After Death" is
still the best selling rap album ever, it has sold more
then 10 million copies.
LL Cool J:
2Pac LL Cool J beef also started in late '95. He even
praised LL in the song "Old School" on Me
Against the World for his early songs. But 2Pac thougt
LL Cool J went mainstream and acted like a Thug. He
also had a album produced by Puff Daddy. Tupac has an
unreleased song called "Little Homies" where
he disses LL Cool J
was kind of a strange rivalry because Tupac and Dre
were thought to be close especially after California
Love. I have heard three points of view on this though.
Tupac says it was because Dre wasn't doing anything
at Death Row and was taking credit for other people's
work. Tupac didn't like him for this and also for the
fact that Dre never appeared at Snoop's trial to support
him although it seems that Tupac was more upset over
this than Snoop. Dre never really commented on it except
he said that Tupac and him never hung out and Tupac
didn't know him so he shouldn't be dissing him. The
final story on this was really shocking and came from
Suge Knight in an interview which can be seen on the
Thug Immortal video. Suge Knight doesn't name names
but he basically says that Dre is gay and that Tupac
didn't want him to be a part of Death Row because Dre
had a lover working for him while he was married with
children. I suggest watching this interview for the
full story but this is consistent with Tupac calling
him gay on several songs. Specific quotes included "that
nigga sittin' up in his mansion suckin' dick, eatin'
p*ssy" plus in a number of his songs he says stuff
like "we shook Dre punk ass, now we out of the
closet" and "check your sexuality it's fruity
as this alize" along with "California Love
Part II without gay ass Dre."
beef started when Tha Dogg Pound released New York,
New York. Mobb Deep took offense to that and with Tragedy
and Capone N Noreaga (two other NYC artists) they released
LA, LA. There were 2 versions and one version used that
same beat and in both versions the chorus was the same
as from NY, NY except for a little change at the end.
Now Tupac took offense to that and that's why he dissed
Mobb Deep. The only thing I know Mobb Deep to have said
before Tupac released Hit 'Em Up was in an article from
RapSheet when they were discussing the East/West Coast
beef with artists from both sides Mobb Deep said the
way Tupac turned on NY was wrong and said they would
buy a Snoop album but they would never buy another Tupac
album. I think Havoc might have said this. Also, in
the "Thug Immortal" interview, Tupac described
why he didn't like Mobb Deep. He said that before he
went to prison, he was cool with them. Then when his
West Coast crew came to NY to Mobb Deep's concert, Mobb
Deep ignored them. He said his crew tried to meet up
with them after the show yelling "Thug Life",
but they dissed them. What made Tupac even madder was
that one of the guards he knew in prison also knew Mobb
Deep, so after Tupac told the guy to tell Mobb Deep
that his boys were coming, he took it as an insult when
they dissed them. Then Tupac came out with Hit 'Em Up...called
Prodigy out about his sickle cell anemia and that's
when Mobb Deep responded with Drop A Gem On 'Em which
appeared on their new album. Since Tupac's death, Mobb
Deep has shown a lot of respect for him though.
much to say, Jay-Z dissed Pac on the "Reasonable
Doubt" album on the song "Brooklyn's Finest."
Then Tupac dissed Jay Z back on "Bomb First."
This song pointed at the beef with Jay-Z coming from
him sticking up for Mobb Deep. Tupac also disses Jay-Z
on his newest album "Until the end of time"
on the Song "All Out"