Ice Cube Claims His Diss Song ‘No Vaseline’ Is Better Than Tupac Shakur’s ‘Hit ’Em Up’ and Nas’ ‘Ether’
Ice Cube Says His Diss Record Should Be Categorized Higher Than Tupac Shakur's "Hit ’Em Up" and Nas' "Ether"
On July 11, Ice Cube stated during his time on DJ Whoo Kid's podcast, Whoo's House Podcast, that he had the best diss record out of 2Pac and Nas after DJ Whoo Kid spoke about an article by a news blog named The Root, which can be seen below. The article categorized which diss records the blog believed were the best. Noah A. McGee, a contributor at The Root put ’Pac's "Hit ’Em Up" first, Nas' "Ether" second and Ice Cube's "No Vaseline" third. After DJ Whoo Kid revealed to Ice Cube at the 8:17-mark that The Root put Tupac's song and Nas' song above his, Ice Cube wondered why they placed ’Pac in the first spot. According to the rapper-turned-actor, Tupac Shakur needed lyrical assistance on "Hit ’Em Up." Ice Cube then gave himself credit for being able to create a diss record on his own.
"How’s 2Pac number one when he needed help on that record?" Ice Cube asked DJ Whoo Kid. "Me, 'No Vaseline,' one MC."
Once DJ Whoo Kid told him about Nas' position on The Root's list, Ice Cube said although he loves Nas, he had to disagree with the blog's opinion. Ice Cube then turned the focus on "No Vaseline" and explained why his diss record was better than Tupac Shakur's and Nas'.
"Group was over," Ice Cube added. "I don't know if they made another record after that."
Who Does Ice Cube Diss on "No Vaseline"?
Ice Cube's "No Vaseline" was made as a response to N.W.A's disses on their 100 Miles and Runnin' EP. On the five-minute record, Ice Cube took shots at his former rap group members and manager, Jerry Heller, which can be seen below.