There are few things in Hip Hop as gratifying as a good rap feud which we refer to as rappers beef. Sides are picked,lines in the sand are drawn and if you're lucky,people debated line for line who won and why. In the good years rappers beef meant that two artist wanted to see who was better,so they'd release songs or freestyles directed at each other. Back in the day people used to get on stage(or some kind of public place like a radio station and ect.) and freestyle,battle it out. The thing about it is beef we always kept on wax,it was musical thing.Rappers beef can have positive effects. So simply rappers beef use to be just a competition. Beef in rap was about the skill and respect. That's the product of the over commercialization of hip hop and street culture.
I always thought of the street beef and hip hop as two completely different things. It wasn't something I really had to define it just registered in my mind as separate things. One was a musical the other was in person ans more serious . Somewhere along the way the lines between the two got blurred and then became the same thing.atheword beef of course existed long before hip hop;most dictionaries have the slang entry. American heavily imposes competition among each other. It's a very competitive."who's the top dog" country, and these beefs and battles are the result of not just indivdualistic senses of the street pride and respect,but the country's morales and codes of honor and way of life in which america as built upon.
Rap feuds are as much a part of hip hop as break dancing and graffiti and every now and then two titans at the top of their game go for each other's necks lyrically in an effort dominance in the eye of the general public. This is not one of those times. And as a side note rappers beef is not just found in hip hop,itr has since crossed over to the tattoo industry,which is a serious industry to whom only the real survive.