It’s been over 30 years since the initial release, but Ice Cube’s iconic and scathing “No Vaseline” is still being regarded as the best diss track of all time, at least according to Twitter.
Social Media opinions fly like crazy over the internet all day long, but after XXL Magazine asked the platform to name the best diss track of all time, many hip-hop heads were quick to hand the crown to the legendary Cube. The 1991 record was a “diss track heard ‘round the world” as the now successful rapper turned actor, Cube took deliberate aim at his then former N.W.A. bandmates. In the song, Cube addresses Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, the late Eazy-E, and even the group’s notable manager, Jerry Heller who was notoriously known for his shady business practices.
With lines like, “Yella Boy’s on your team, so you’re losin’ / Ay yo Dre, stick to producin’ / Callin’ me Arnold, but you been-a-d*ck / Eazy-E saw your ass and went in it quick,” and “Half-pint bitch, f*ckin’ your homeboys / You little maggot, Eazy-E turned f*ggot,” Cube’s relentless jabs on the song were something that many may not have been prepared for during the time.
Looking back now, fans have all dropped their reasons as to why they believe “No Vaseline” can never be topped.
No Vaseline is the only right answer. He went for all the blood and basically destroyed what was left of NWA.
Hit ’em Up was cheeks https://t.co/9VtCwnW6r7
— Justin (@astro_bawls) July 26, 2022
“No Vaseline” by Ice Cube. This track effectively ended NWA’s run on top and put Ice Cube on another level.
Some of you (especially you New Yorkers) will try and say “Ether” and I understand why you want to feel this way but you are categorically wrong. https://t.co/sx17nl372W
— Setoiyo (@Setoiyo1) July 26, 2022
“No Vaseline” and it’s not even close. Not trying to take anything away from tracks like “Hit Em Up”, “Ether”**, “Story of Adidon”, or “Killshot”, but — “No Vaseline” is one dude coming for four dudes, and he =annihilated= them. https://t.co/LLTUfb5D3b
— wacomega (@wacomega1) July 26, 2022
No Vaseline and Real Muthaphuckin G’s are 2 of my favorites, but……GRAB YOUR GLOCKS WHEN YOU SEE 2PAC https://t.co/x4hOnqBbJ0 pic.twitter.com/voVD2unblr
— Richard Staple, BSN, RN🇯🇲 (@RichStapless) July 26, 2022