One of the most engaging and awe-inspiring aspects of Hip-Hop is the Battle. The moment when two rappers have decided that lyrical warfare is the only way to squelch whatever beef has grown between them.
We've all heard of famous rap battles before, Big and Pac, Jay and Nas, but Beans and Jada's battle for us was one of the most evenly matched.
At the time these two spitters clashed, they were both at the top of their careers. You had people cheering for Beans and you had people cheering for Jada, it was truly a great moment to be alive.
Join us in tonight's Unhinged Review, as we examine the bars and decide who really won!
Round 1: Jadakiss Draws First Blood
As you can already tell Jada wastes no time going straight to Beans, by revisiting a tranquil moment when there was peace between the Broad Street Bully and Mr. Rhaspy.
And then before you know it... The belt comes out and Jada lyrically beats Beanie, as if he was his own son..lol
One thing we often enjoy about Jada's flow is that he is able to mix in a little humor with his hazed out bars. He slaps you with the razor and then makes you sit back and laugh at it..now that's talent.
Another interesting aspect of Jada's choice of bars for this battle is that he makes an effort to throw in shots at the Roc Camp, while at the same time show his love for Philly.
We think this is something that helped the battle stay on wax, where as other battles have dissed a whole city or coast and things got a little too real.
Now before we shift to the next titan, here's two bars we feel that easily made Jada's verse a crowd favorite.
Round 2: Beanie Sigel Goes H.A.M
Now you didn't think Beans was going to take that lying down did you? If you did, you are sadly mistaken.
Beans launches his counter-attack with metal bars like "I'm bout to sun Kiss like a soda" and "Put his lips on a nine so he can really kiss the game goodbye". If that's not Philly, we don't know what is..lol
Beanie Sigel is a freakin beast on the mic and he doesn't care if he hurts your feelings. You won't find any swanky lyrics or much humor here, just straight-gutter bars set to kill.
Beans's entire verse is concrete-certified, listen as he spits darts with slants on Jada's name, his career, his housing...everything. Beans came in with the mack out and an ungodly amount of ammo that he just throws through Jada without mercy.
We don't even need to go any further into Beans's verse to explain the bloody details, but before we wrap up, let's check out some of Sigel's heat.
So Who Won?
It's pretty obvious who won this little exchange of bars and wit, but at the end of the day, both of these artists ripped it.. Even in their careers, they have both consistently spit fire on just about every track they touch.
So now this brings up another question. Why aren't rappers like this getting the props and respect they deserve from the powers that be?
Leave you're thoughts in the comments below.
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