4. Ice-T vs. Soulja Boy
Ice-T has been more than vocal about his disdain for rapper Soulja Boy, whose lyrical skills on songs like "Crank That" led a few old-school devotees to question where the genre was heading.
The sources of hip-hop beefs are varied. Some start out of pure competition and others from personal issues that have nothing to do with the music. Others emerge when the old-school keepers of the flame take issue with the direction in which the genre’s new music is going. Take a look at a few hip-hop beefs in which old took on the new. Plus, get more on Old School vs. New School here.