The Six Best Diss Tracks

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This month, you won't be able to watch an episode of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" without seeing a half-dozen attack ads. The music world doesn't have attack ads, it has diss tracks. In honor of the onslaught of negativity in our political process, here are the six best diss tracks of all time. Let us know your favorites in our comments below, but keep in mind that all comments aimed towards RFT Music and its writers will only be accepted in the form of a song.

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6. Lauryn Hill - "Lost Ones"
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"Lost Ones" is the first real song on The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, and therefore her first post-Fugees song. From the opening statement of "It's funny how money changes situations," several lines in the track can be heard as digs on her former partners Wyclef Jean and Pras: "I was on the humble - you on every station;" "Everything you did has already been done;" "Tarnish my image in your conversation." "Lost Ones" is vague enough to not name names or delve into detail (although Hill's fake Jamaican accent at times recalls Jean's), but all points in the track's half break-up song, half open-ended diss vibe point to a conclusion of "F you, Fugees."

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5. Anal Cunt - "Your Kid Committed Suicide Because You Suck"

Anal Cunt's entire existence was based on being as offensive and negative as possible. So when Eric Clapton released "Tears In Heaven" as a dedication to his son, Anal Cunt responded with "Your Kid Committed Suicide Because You Suck." Without the magic of the Internet, we may only catch the lyrics to the eloquent hook ("Eric Clapton sucks / Eric Clapton sucks"), but let's take a moment to digest this second verse: "Your father sucks so fucking bad / You knew you'd get beaten up at school / You were sick of hearing 'You Look Wonderful Tonight' / So you jumped out of a really high window." Later, A.C.'s Seth Putnam sings "I almost wish you didn't die / Because I hate 'Tears In Heaven.'" It's the band's most brutal personal dig (although "311 Sucks" comes close).

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jrosenbaum9
jrosenbaum9

I have to disagree with your sentiment that "Nas pretty much revitalized his career by signing to a then-Jay-Z-headed Def Jam records essentially puts his former rival in the driver's seat of the beef." Nas revitalized his career after he released "Ether," which is the response to "Takeover." 

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