Yesterday, Common confirmed he would no longer be exchanging disses with Drake, but for longtime hip hop heads, it was a welcomed battle. During a time when beef was beef, or as said by Drake, “when niggas reached it was for the weapon,” Common shined. Rarely comes anything controversial from Common, but he proved he could handle himself a long time before Drake arrived on the scene.
Common’s single, “I Used to Love H.E.R.,” sparked a beef with Westside Connection, as the members of the crew, primarily Ice Cube, thought Common took shots at them. In the same situation as with Drake, Common was speaking in general. However, if anyone took offense, then they must have an issue. Obviously, Ice Cube was a very different rapper than Drake, more willing to enter a battle.
What followed was one of the greatest feuds in hip hop history, pulling Common and Ice Cube into the brewing feud between rappers on the East and West Coast. Following the unsolved murders of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G., a hip hop summit was called. During this meeting, rappers from both sides came together and ended their feuds. Upon seeing Common, Ice Cube greeted him with a hug and the two have been friends since. Now, it is more likely to see Common and Ice Cube starring in films than exchanging disses.
Still, old school hip hop fans love to reflect on the feud.
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