"The East Coast ain’t got no love for Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg? Y’all don’t love us? Well let it be known then!"
the beginning of it all
1995 Source Awards the beginning of the East Coast/West Coast beef? Climax, yes… but not the beginning.
Reppin’ sets has always been apart of hip-hop. But “Fuck Compton" (1991) by Tim Dog is credited with the beginning. But it really escalated when Tupac was robbed and shot (1994) and blamed Biggie/Diddy for it cause they were there at the studio. And you know if someone on your label got beef, you’re supposed to have their back.. so suddenly entire labels are in the beef. And at the time, Hip-hop was ruled by Death Row Records and Bad Boy.. so it just morphed into some East Coast vs West Coast bullshit.
All the while Outkast crept up and won Best Rap Group for Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik and while everyone else was beefing and dying… they was