Ding, ding, ding! Here we are, back for round two. Yesterday we watched with our heads hung low as Angel Haze and Azealia Banks duked it out on Twitter over — well, we’re still not really sure what (and this tweet from Haze’s manager suggests that there might be more to the feud than we’ve yet seen). But then Haze dropped a fiery and undeninable dis-track called “On the Edge” and our ears perked. We aren’t here for the cat fights, but a good old fashion, set it in wax diss duel between two artists each talented and promising in her own right? This could be fun.
Today Banks takes her turn. “Lol I def used that energy to write a fly new jam tho. It’s not even a diss anymore! Haha !!!” she wrote as an introduction to “No Problems,” her biting response to “On The Edge.” “Who her? I’m a true star /This bitch brawl got blue balls/ Hard pressed ’cause I took off/ I’m form fresh from New York,” she shrugs, rounding back to the seemingly innocuous tweet that started this spat.
Sounding less than enthused about Banks’ “weak sh*t” effort, Haze is already on Twitter teasing her return volley. “Give me thirty minutes,” she wrote not twenty minutes after Banks’ tweet. “I’ll record this shit on garage band. not worth studio time.”
And so one thing is for sure, these girls are certainly raising the bar for diss tracks in terms of both quality and timeliness. All you other rappers beefing, you best be ready to step up your games.
Update: Right on schedule, Haze has returns the favor. Borrowing the beat from 2Pac‘s “Ambitionz Az A Ridah,” she takes her stance: “First off I respect your diss, you did all your digging first/ And you tried your hardest and still fell when that didn’t work.” Unmastered because, as she says, “you aint worth my studio time,” here’s “Shut The F*ck Up.”