Ice Cube claims No Vaseline is the best ever diss track and 'it's not even close'
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There's no questioning that there have been some pretty memorable, forgetful, and even controversial diss tracks released over the years.
While it all started with just singers and rappers, the diss track scene has certainly headed over to spaces such as YouTube in recent years, as popular content creators try to settle their beef.
And while that has been entertaining in recent years for the Gen-Z's, the true roots of diss tracks return to popular rappers from the 1990s.
One of those who was in the big time in the 1990s was N.W.A's Ice Cube, who released his own diss track in 1991.
The diss track is all about N.W.A and his former bandmates - Cube left the band in 1989 due to royalty issues.
In 'No Vaseline', former bandmates Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, MC Ren, DJ Yella and their manager, Jerry Heller appear as antagonists.
To this day, Cube rates the song highly, and even went as far as saying it is the best diss track in hip-hop history in a recent podcast.
During an appearance on the Earn Your Leisure podcast, Cube hinted to hosts Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings that his diss track was the best the world has ever seen.
Cube was asked to clarify if he thought 'No Vaseline' was the best in his opinion, to which he replied: "And it's not even close."
He went on to add that he thinks it is the best diss track as it 'took out' four rappers and their manager - referring to his former colleagues.
"Can't beat that," Cube added before the show's host pointed out that 'Ether' - a diss song by the rapper Nat - managed to take out an entire record label.
But Cube swiftly replied: "I broke up a group! That was kind of the beginning of the end for Ruthless."
N.W.A never responded to the diss track, but Dr. Dre did leave the group shortly after the song was released.
Following that, the whole band separated and all members launched their own solo careers.
In a 2014 interview on The Breakfast Club, Cube said he was inspired to do 'No Vaseline' after he claims he was on the wrong end of dissing from other N.W.A members.
"I said, ‘Okay, man, I’m tired of this. I’ma end this real quick," he said.
"We gon’ set it all the way off.’ So that’s when I wrote ‘No Vaseline,’ recorded it.
"I put it on that ‘Cinderfella’ track, that Dana Dane track… we flipped it and it became a smash."