Friday Night Showdown – 10 Greatest Rap Battles

6. Common vs. Westside Connection

History teaches us that one surefire way to draw the ire of a fellow MC is to publicly indict them for hip-hop’s demise. It worked for Soulja Boy and Ice T in 2009, just as it worked for Common and Westside Connection in 1995.

The beef stemmed from Common’s lyrics on “I Use to Love H.E.R.,” which Ice Cube claimed was a subliminal diss to the west coast. Cue “Westside Slaughterhouse,” a vicious attack on Common, replete with the grimiest rap video ever made. Common locked himself in a studio with Pete Rock and proceeded to hand Westside Connection a lyrical beatdown on “The B*tch in Yoo.”

Winner: Common

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