Competition Among Rappers Part Of Hip Hop’s Origins

Dan DeLuca of the Philadelphia Inquirer profiled hip hop fueds including the most recent big name one with and Nas. Experts on the subject say it traces back the roots of the genre. “It was a time of gang war,” says Bahiyyah ‘Lady B’ Clark, the WPHI-FM (103.9) DJ who has been part of the Philadelphia rap scene since the late 1970s. “Hip-hop gave us a chance to vent on turntables and microphones instead of using guns and knives. It was a way to rep your hood, back when busting on your mom was something fun to do. It wasn’t as serious as when Biggie and 2Pac did it.” has since removed the article.

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