Diss tracks are like fights that break out on hockey games because, yes, they’re part of the game but they also don’t have a lasting impression on the game. They’re fun to watch, but it’s not why you came. Anyway, yes, this is part of the game: two men (or two women) write poetry at each other to express their feelings. So here’s what happened this time:
Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era associate, the late Capital STEEZ, offered this barb aimed at Lil B on 1999‘s “Survival Tactics”: “They say hard work pays off/ Well tell the Based God dont quit his day job.”
To which Lil B offered this almost not-based rejoinder to Joey Bada$$, ostensibly from his forthcoming mixtape Pink Flame called “I’m the Bada$$ (joey bada$$ DISS AND WARNING SHOTS) REAL HIP HOP)”
Lil B appears to only throw a tiny bit of shade at Bada$$ with the final line, “If you really think you a badass/ I’ll turn you into trash, you little bitch.”
To which Joey Bada$$ responded with the track, “Don’t Quit Your Day Job”, a track that goes in just a little harder (or at least longer) over of sample of Janet Jackson’s “That’s The Way Love Goes”.
So it’s 1 to 1, but also not really the score that actually counts.