As fast as 2015 came, it disappeared, but not without giving us a slew of memorable diss songs.
Social media beefing was at an all time high in 2015, but there was a handful of emcee’s that knew when it was time to hit the studio and handle their business.
I break down my personal choices below, and I’m sure some of you won’t agree. I based my choices off direct “shots,” song structure, choice of beat, and much more. Now, I know there were a few indirect disses on tracks this year, but I wanted to focus on the direct disses. Love it or hate it, sound off in the comments and let me know how you feel.
Who do you think had the best diss record in 2015?
Before you cuss me out based off of the title, please hear me out. I am a life-long Philly resident, sports fan & Hip-Hop fan, I also have worked in the music industry professionally for 10+ years.
As most people in Philly know, we have some of the most passionate fans in the country. That goes for sports, music, food and culture. We are a hard-nosed, blue-collar city that takes pride in everything we do Philly related.
Exclusive: Horseshoe Gang addresses ghost writers in Hip Hop, who they would add to the group, collaborating with Eminem and who would win in a battle between them and Slaughterhouse.
The discussion on the net the last few days has been about the Meek Mill vs Drake feud, and if Drake uses “Ghostwriters.” The majority of the industry utilizes co-writers and depend on the belief that “Team work makes the dream work,” so what’s the big deal? Well, for hard-working lyricists and emcees, it can rub them the wrong way if you don’t write your own bars.
I had the pleasure to sit down and talk to Long Beach natives, Horseshoe Gang about this topic, plus about their new EP Knocking On Raps Door, which drops tomorrow. Not familiar? Well, do yourself a favor and check these guys out! Incredible lyricists, artists and cool guys overall.
I told you years ago about K-Dot a.k.a. Kendrick Lamar when I had the pleasure to work with him and TDE and you know the rest. I was an avid supporter of Mr. Probz and told you about him for the last 6 years, now he has one of the biggest remixed records of the last year, “Waves.” I will say this one time, don’t sleep on Horseshoe Gang and remember I told you first, these guys will blow up 🙂