Who Got The Camera?

With today DJs too shook to drop mixtapes (The Feds is watching), rappers today have resorted to airing out their opponents through visuals. 50 set it off (like he often does) last week and today Cam has finally returned the favor. What happens next? It’s anyone’s guess. Will the crewmembers jump in the fray or stay away? All I know is a lot of people are heading out to Vegas and I’m pretty sure they packed a video camera or two.

Still any true rap fan knows video disses have a long and sordid history. They often have been the stuff that sticks in your brain when you reminisce on old bickering beef. I can still see Snoop getting his King Kong on and stomping the buildings in Dogg Pound’s “New York, New York” video. The homie MC Serch bringing the baseball bat to Henry Rollins (look it up) acting as Vanilla Ice in 3rd Bass’ “Pop Goes The Weasel.” Interscope exec Steve Berman (from the Eminem skits) playing a faux Jerry Heller in the Doctor’s “Dre Day” video.

Still one of my favorite older-school diss vids comes courtesy of BK’s finest crew in the mid 90’s, the Boot Camp Clik. The Originoo Gunn Clappaz who in their debut video “No Fear” went after their fellow Brooklyn brethren. On the one version I could find on Youtube, the fake Foxy Brown image has been blurred as well as the scene of a Biggie Smalls look-alike being tossed off the stage—PM Dawn style. Those kids had balls! I mean balls!

Peep it for yourselves if you haven’t ever before. But if you’re a true rap fan you should already have the B.C.C.’s Video Surveillance DVD in the collection, which pretty much contains all their important videos.

P.S. The Biggie and Boot Camp differences got really real after this thing dropped. But I’m gonna spare the details out of respect to Duck Down and the memory of B.I.G.

  • thoreauly77

    that ogc video was the shit.

  • lukee lefty

    i neva saw this video when i was younger prolly cause it was wack as fuck, i know Jeru the Damaja was going at BIG with “Playin Yourself” but still BIG is still GOAT

  • http://www.myspace.com/suntzu Sun Tzu

    Real heads know the beef, tho

    & Starang gettin knocked out lol

  • http://www.myspace.com/suntzu Sun Tzu

    # lukee lefty Says:
    February 15th, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    i neva saw this video when i was younger prolly cause it was wack as fuck, i know Jeru the Damaja was going at BIG with “Playin Yourself” but still BIG is still GOAT

    WACK? PSSH FUCK OUTTA HERE MAN

  • john cochran

    Thats some real silly shit to do. I wouldn’t waste my budget shooting a “diss video”. I gotta give fif credit though for putting that shit together so fast. Who knows how low niggas will resort with no more mixtapes. Maybe they’ll finally sit down and make thier actual albums worth buying.

  • skip

    oh shit i fucking remember that shit dam forgot bout that beef

  • pete

    I only wish I had weed that good to make me and my crew drive out to Montauk and do my video dressed as the Gorton’s fisherman.

    But really, give us more details on big bcc beef.

  • http://www.myspace.com/16kingz da’realestwritin’

    AND THIS FOLKS IS WHY BIG WAS WAY BIGGA DEN DESE LAMES! FUCK OUTTA HERE GO CATCH A FISH!

  • dj K-Nyce

    back in the day BIG allegedly had some BK cats run up in d&d studios and give starang the beatdown and then put the phone to his ear while BIG told him “dont f&*k wit me”

  • John Brown

    honestly I wouldnt go to vegas…a lot of white females are gonna be there trying to hook up at nba former and current players. besides i bet that ALL the players wives will be there putting the lockdown (no kim) on they prize. plus vegas is already crazy as it is, this will be crazier. NFL needs to jump on this bandwagon and bring the SUPER BOWL to vegas.

  • John Brown

    HALLELUJAH…HOLLA BACK

  • EReal

    Lighthouses are madd gangsta.
    I guess they think they hard cause they cant swim and still doin a video in the water, lol.

    The one dude sounds like a fake ass Rza, and wtf was that whiteboy doin there, he was in like a 2 sec clip..

    Nice track tho, I liked it but, the video was hot trash.

    1 hunned.

  • jacquez
  • Mr. Drew B

    Listen to Heltah Skeltah’s “I Ain’t Havin That” and Starang One the Main Gun admits to taking an L at D&D… Read about it in the interview. YN?

  • Incilin

    spare the details??? respect?? what the hell are u talking about? This is a fucking blog, aint no love here. bol can call tara a ignonat slut and we can make fun of wayne for maybe being gay all we want but u cant talk bout big cuz hes dead. I must say that the boot camp and big beef aint well documented and something i neva understood. YN u need to drop some of tha burried knowledged .

  • EReal

    ^ Co-Sign Inci.

    Go’head and prech Elliot, we’re listenin and I didnt even know about this. I’d like to be more informed. I dont understand why talkin about Big and Pac is still taboo after 10 years. Let it go people. No blaspheem, but forreal yall.

    1 hunned.

  • pete

    I kinda wish rap still sounded like this.

  • Hannah Smith

    Video blah blah beef blah blah blog blah blah, oh, oops, forgot to mention the violence! Gotta keep rap violent, after all, keep those sales figures up. “Interscope, line two? I’ll be right there, master…”

  • Atl’s own

    trash!

    lame video then and now!

    i remember back in n da day soon as i heard this beat starting, i’d just flip da channel.

  • http://myspace.com/kingpaul06 King Paul

    Sound Bwoy Buriell-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6KxZbLeo80

    ^^^^

    peep the Biggie look-a-like at :58 in the Smiff-N-Wessun feat. Starang and Top Dog (of OGC)- “Sound Bwoy Buriell” video

  • John Brown

    what bout PAC’s “hit em up” video. Now that is a classic

  • Adam K

    LOL at “Henry Rollins (look it up)”

  • thatwhitedude

    how can he talk about diss videos and not bring up hit em up? i guess its just more east coast only love on here…the south and west get NO LOVE when it comes to mainstream media outlets such as XXL…hit em up was the best diss video ever!

  • Dr Flav

    The name of the album was The Storm, thus the rain gear. The track was vintage BCC, Piggy Smalls, Yep I laughed.

  • NickeNitro

    DRE CONFIRMS DETOX IN 2007!! SOMEONE AT THIS SITE SHOULD GET OFF THEIR FAT ASS AND WRITE ABOUT IT!!

  • Hurricane Game

    back in the day BIG allegedly had some BK cats run up in d&d studios and give starang the beatdown and then put the phone to his ear while BIG told him “dont f&*k wit me”
    ———————————–
    Why did Pac keep fucking up BIG then doggie. BIG had nothing and could do nothing to Pac.

  • frostyfreeze

    Dear Unsigned MySpace Rappers,

    No one wants to click on your MySpace link to “go listen” to your MySpace demo. Knock it off, it’s embarassing.

    Sincerely yours,

    Everyone Else

  • #1 Hater hurter

    REGARDLESS PAC IS THE GREATEST EVER. TOOK OUT THE WHOLE EAST COAST BY HISELF

  • Rizzop2003

    MTV is killing hip-hop fuck’em!!!!

  • http://myspace.com/ghanghiskhan http://myspace.com/ghanghiskhan

    People always talk about Snoop stomping buildings in New York New York. But when they got to Brooklyn that shit got shot up. My BK heads know what I’m talking about.

  • http://blogs.sohh.com/sohhleftcoast/ SOHH Eighty

    Yo Elliot, I loved your nutjob rant in the Editor’s Letter of the last issue. Thanks for the shout out, hater.

    -SOHH Left Coast

  • self hating nigga AKA bol

    I thought your magazine was some what respectable. bol is a disgrace to your magazine he is extreme just to be extreme and it sickens me. I hope it sickens you because he is a disgrace to our people. i hope you develop a conciesence to do what is right. Instead of selling your soul and selling a destructive image to millions of kids for 15 acre of beautiful beach front miami property. in the words of tupac “aint nothing free give back what you earn” fuck bol and fuck you if you cosign that bullshit

  • derfla the hus’la

    real classic shit…. bcc

  • derfla the hus’la

    Sound Bwoy Buriell-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6KxZbLeo80

    ^^^^

    peep the Biggie look-a-like at :58 in the Smiff-N-Wessun feat. Starang and Top Dog (of OGC)- “Sound Bwoy Buriell” video

    good lookin for that link paul never seen the clip to this track, track had one of my fav lines back then

    lookin at my pager it’s about that time/ I load my gloc and do my daily/crime

    somebody flipped that line can’t recall who it went

    lookin at my rolly it’s about that time I run up the streets and do my daily crime.

    ogc ,cella dwella an em where the shit

  • thoreauly77

    where the fuck did bol’s blog go?

  • kidkron3

    CAN ANYone give more details on the bcc biggie beef? i have never heard this shit