TUPAC AMARU SHAKUR BEEFS INFO
Biggie Smalls aka Notorious B.I.G.
Tupac and Biggie were actually once friends, believe it or not. Before Biggie was famous Tupac used to let Biggie rap with him at concerts and gave Biggie the start that he needed in the rap game, he even bought Biggie his first Rolex! Just before Pac was in shot '94 Biggie said that the company 'pac was keepin weren't cool. These guys were King Tut and Jacques Agnant aka Haitian Jack, who were members of the Black Mafia which supposedly financed Bad Boy Records. Mike Tyson phoned up Tupac and also said they were bad news. Biggie said he'd talk to 'pac later, which never happened. The next time Tupac saw him was when he was shot. When Tupac was in jail he was told how it was Biggie's home boy who got him shot and Tupac stated this, but never actually said Biggie was responsible for the shooting. He thought Biggie held back info on the shooting. When 'pac was in jail Biggie released an album which was exactly like Tupac's so he had to re-write his. By now Tupac was really pissed with him, as Biggie was also rapping about his clothes, jewelery, parties and a live style he didnt have, Tupac knew he was rapping about his life. Tupac released many lyrics, humiliating and denouncing Biggie, a vicious attack on him and Bad Boy with 'Hit Em Up', and claimed he slept with Biggies wife, Faith Evans.
Sean Combs, or Puffy, is the owner of Bad Boy Records. He approached Tupac in a bid to sign him to Bad Boy in 1994, Tupac declined the offer. Tupac then signed for DeathRow records, run by Puffy's arch enemy Suge Knight. Because of this, and the fact Bad Boy are reportedly funded by the Black Mafia, and that Sean Combs was also in the studio in NY where Tupac was shot, it is thought Tupac was shot because of this declination. Tupac was shot and robbed in the entrance of the building and then got himself into the elevator. He went up to the floor where everybody was partying. Tupac said that Puffy looked shocked when he saw Tupac, as if he had seen a ghost. Tupac thought that Puffy also knew about the set up and was angry because Puffy denied it. While Tupac was in jail, Puffy wanted to make peace with him by sending him a letter, giving him props like "Hey Pac, keep your struggle on", when Tupac was released, he immediately began to diss Puffy. Aslo Tupac saw Puffy as a fake, he wasnt a Gangster, he didn't write his own lyrics, his flow was weak, his beats were ripped, but he portrayed the opposite to the public!
Whilst in jail Tupac did an interview with Vibe where he claimed that Thug Life was dead and that he was giving it up. Mobb Deep felt as if they were tough enough to represent it, and in a song called "Survival of the Fittest", they rapped about Tupac's notorious Thug Life: "Thug Life we still livin it...". Tupac didnt like this and sent homies to taunt Mobb Deep at a concert. According to Tupac the duo were so scared they did everything they could to avoid a conflict. When Tupac was bailed out, he started to take shots at them publicly, again in songs such as "Hit Em Up" and in interviews with big radio stations. Tupac called them little kids and said that they were not on his level. But they had the courage to retaliate on their song "Drop a Gem on Em". They are the only ones who dissed him in public, although the album the song was on came out after Tupac's death. They have also taken to disrespectfully dissing 2pac again, well after his demise, to which Fatal of Tupac's group, the Outlawz has retaliated too in Tupac's defence.
C. Deloris Tuker
Miss C. Deloris Tuker was a Gangster Rap activist. Basically she wanted Rap to not only be consored but banned altogether. He disses her in 'Wonda Why they Call u Bitch' of the 'All Eyez On Me' album, saying "Dear Ms. Deloris Tucker, keep stressin me, fuckin' with a mutha fuckin mind, I figured you wanted to know, you know, why we call them hoes bitches,and maybe this might help you understand, it ain't personal,strictly business baby, strictly business!" She then claimed this song "ruined her sex life", and sued the estate of Tupac on those grounds. He released the song while he was alive, and she waited until he died to sue, very cowardly?
When Snoop was on trial for murder a witnesses in the trial said Dre was in the car, if he had appeared at court he could have testified, but instead he said that he was too busy. This pissed 'pac off because he thought that Dre wasn't showing his homeboy Snoop, and the Death Row camp, loyalty. Tupac also didnt like the way Dre because he was earning stacks from Death Row for doing nothing, since 'The Chronic'. He disses Dre in many songs after Dre left Death Row, even questioning his sexuality, in the song "To Live & Die In L.A." 2Pac calls Dre gay and he does the same in "Toss It Up". Tupac also dissed Dre for been a Gangster one minute, and not the next. In "Toss It Up" Tupac takes big digs at Dre saying; ""No longer dre day, arrive derche, long and forgotten, gotten for plottin-child's play, check your sexuality, as fruity as this alize quick to jump ship, punk trick, what a dumb move cross Death Row, now who you gonna run to? Like those other suckers cuz you similar, pretendin to be hard-oh my god-check your temperature, screamin Compton, but you can't return, you ain't heard brothas pissed cuz you switched and escaped to the burbs". Tupac also claimed that Dr Dre cheated on his wife, "What's down in the darkness, will come to light". Despite all this Dr Dre still paid tribute to 'pac in 2000 during 'The Up In Smoke Tour', saying that it was a pleasure to work alongside 2Pac.
Due to faults of his own, Nas got caught up in the East vs Westcoast beef. Which of course Tupac wouldnt of liked as it initially had nothing to do with Nas. Tupac and Nas met each other at the House of Blues, where Tupac and Nas talked about this whole beef situation. Tupac told Nas that he was in no way involved and that he should not get caught up in it because he and Death Row had nothing but love for him. But then, Tupac listened to Nas' songs and he remarked that there was a song, "The Message", in which Nas was talking about fake thugs and it sounded as if Nas was talking about Tupac. Nas also liked to talk a lot about Thug Life after Pac introduced it to the whole world, which pissed Tupac off because he was the man to represent it. Tupac accused Nas of biting his style and stealing his life for his songs. Nas even has a tattoo in the same place of Tupac's, and wore no shirt, like pac, and wore his bandana in a similar way to pac in the video for 'Hate Me Now'. Tupac dissed Nas on songs like "Against all Odds" and in interviews, such as the interview about Death Row East. But after Tupac's death Nas claimed they squashed their beef, which isnt proved, and even featured on 'Thugz Mansion' on Tupac's posthumus album 'Better Dayz'. Snoop said on an MTV Documentary that what he hates most is rappers coming out and doing rhymes with Tupac knowing that when he was alive he hated them, probably referring to Nas.
This all started when a small time New Jersey rapper, Chino XL, followed on from rumours, started by Wendy Williams, of Tupac been raped in jail. He says on his track 'Riiot!': "I'm trying not to get fucked like 2Pac in jail." Which of cause is a straight up diss of Tupac. In a radio interview Tupac addressed him stating, "Off the air, I'm gonna beat this niggaz ass", and also on the song 'Hit Em Up' with "Chino XL, Fuck You Too!" Chino responded in some songs, including a several minute long freestyle on a New York radio. In my opinion Chino XL first said what he did to get his name known in the rap game, by dissing the biggest artist in it, Tupac. We all no beef can make you famous and sells records. After Tupac's demise Chino stated: "I got a chance to see him on Venice Beach one time right before he passed and I let him know that if I would have known my lyrics would have upset him like that, I would have never said it. I mean I was a fan of his like everybody else was. Everything was straight though and The Outlaws are my peeps from Jersey so it was all peace."
LL Cool J
Tupac admired LL and even gave him a shout out on his song "Old School" in which 'pac praises all the rappers that influenced him, and who helped rap. But it seems LL didn't seem to be pleased with the whole Tupac situation and recorded a remix of his song "I Shot Ya", which brings to mind a song by Notorious BIG called "Who Shot Ya". Tupac thought this song was about him being shot in New York. Tupac retaliated in tracks like "My Little Homies", saying "Say what nigga, I rock your motherfucking bells", referring to LL's song "I Rock The Bell". The song was only released after pac's death though! But still, like many rappers Tupac beefed with, LL took shots at him after he had passed away. On LL's album "Phenomenon", he says: "She says she loves Tupac but hates LL. Do you really want a Thug or do you want love", not too distastefull, but in my books this is still dissing Tupac when he can no longer defend himself!
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Unlike his Tupac's beef with Nas, which was mutually ended before Tupac's demise, this is a beef that was ongoing until Tupac died. Yet still Jay-Z wanted his piece of pac's fame, by featuring on pac's posthumus release 'Better Dayz', which was going ahead until the rumours started by him, were quashed! Jay-Z was the first to diss Tupac when he released the track titled "Brooklyn's finest" (alongside Biggie also dissing pac). Jay-Z had a close relationship with Bad-Boy and with Mobb Deep. As a retaliation, 2Pac released "Bomb First (My Second Reply)" on his 'Makaveli: The 7 Day Theory' album, dissing Jay-Z among others. Since Tupacs demise, various members of The Outlawz have continued this beef in some tracks, proving pac still had beef, and that Jay-Z should never have been considered for 'Better Dayz'.
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