Back before the days of Twitter fingers and memes, rap beef was fought on wax. When Common released his instant-classic 1994 track “I Used to Love H.E.R.,” a few lyrics seemingly took a dig at the rise of gangster rap which didn’t sit well with West Coast gangsta rapper Ice Cube.
In retaliation, Cube connected with Mack 10 and Westside Connection on the diss track “Westside Slaughterhouse.” Common didn’t let those shots go down without a fight and came back the vicious “The Bitch in Yoo” and a rap beef was born.
Now, over two decades later, the two have teamed up on the upcoming track “Real People” and the third installment in the Barbershop franchise, Barbershop: The Next Cut. Complex News was invited to sit down with the two rapper-cum-actors during their music video shoot in Los Angeles for a candid interview about how they squashed their rap beef, their upcoming projects, and much more. Peep the video above for the full interview.