5. Common vs. Ice Cube
Common’s breakout hit “I Used To Love H.E.R.” placed blame square on the shoulders of the West Coast for damaging the essence of hip-hop’s beauty. Speaking up in return, Ice Cube’s group Westside Connection fired back, leading to what became one of the more memorable battles of the tumultuous ‘90s. Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed once mediators stepped in to prevent things from escalating past recording booths.