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To compete, usually freestyle rapping, sometimes breakdancing, rolling, or graffiti. You got no rap - but you want to battle. It's like havin' a boat - but you got no paddle -- Public Enemy (Public Enemy No. 1 [1987]).

Here are some famous battles or beef in the rap game:

50 Cent vs. Ja Rule
50 Cent vs. The Game
50 Cent vs. Fat Joe
50 Cent vs. Jadakiss
50 Cent vs. Nas
50 Cent vs. Kelis
50 Cent vs. Terror Squad
50 Cent vs. Shyne
50 Cent vs. Scarface
Xzibit vs. Jermaine Dupri
G-Unit vs. Murder, Inc.
G-Unit vs. Yukmouth
The Game vs. Suge Knight
Aftermath Records vs. Murder Inc.
Shady Records vs. Murder Inc.
Obie Trice vs. Murder Inc.
Stat Quo vs. Murder Inc.
Papoose vs. Cassidy
Lil Flip vs. T.I.
Lil Scrappy vs. The Orlando Police
Lil' Scrappy vs. Dem Frenchize Boyz
Nelly vs. Chingy
Nelly vs. K.R.S.-one
Chingy vs. Fabulous
Chingy vs. Ludacris
Twista vs. Bone Thugs Harmony
Mike Jones vs. Chamillionaire
Pepsi vs. Coke
Jay-Z vs. Nas
Jay-Z vs. Mobb Deep
Jay-Z vs. R. Kelly
Jay-Z vs. Cassidy
Bow Wow vs. Romeo
Eminem vs. Benzino
BG vs. Cash Money Records
Juvenile vs, Cash Money Records
Mannie Fresh vs. Cash Money Records
Beyonce Knowles vs. Alicia Keys
Royce 5'9" vs. D12
T.I. vs. Ludacris
Daddy Yankee vs, Don Omar
Daddy Yankee vs. Nicky Jam
Spider Loc. vs. Yukmouth
Young Buck vs. Joe Budden
Lil Kim vs. Foxy Brown
Lil Kim vs. 50 Cent
Tupac vs. Biggie
50 Cent vs. D-Block
Eminem vs. Ja Rule
Eminem vs. Insane Clown Posse
Ice-T vs. Insane Clown Posse
Snoop Dogg vs. Insane Clown Posse
Ol' Dirty Basterd vs. Insane Clown Posse
Busta Rhymes vs. Ja Rule
Lil Mo vs. Ja Rule
Ll Cool J vs. Ice-T
Ll cool J vs. Mc Hammer
Mobb Deep vs. Tupac
D12 vs. Murder Inc.
Snoop Dogg vs. eminem
DMX vs. Ja Rule
Dr. Dre vs. Suge Knight
Common vs. Westside Connection
The Game VS. G-unit
The Game vs. Joe Budden
The Game vs. Lil Eazy
The Game vs. Young Gunz
The Game vs. Yukmouth
West Side vs. East Side
Ice Cube vs. N.W.A.
Dr. Dre vs. N.W.A.
D4L vs. Dem Frenchize Boyz
black wall street vs, G-unit
Later on some Beefs were squashed like
50 Cent & Jay-Z
T.I. & Lil Flip
Royce 5'9 & D12
The Game & Yukmouth
Jay-Z & Nas
Twista & Bone Thug Harmony

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