Hip-hop has never been free of battles. It was born off the clash of rhymes, MCs out to prove that they're the best. So it's no surprise that this tradition continues today and has probably gone on to extremes and spread to aspects of life beyond a street corner or a studio.
A brand new hip-hop feud finds itself in the media glare real early in 2011. Lil' Kim's latest mixtape Black Friday, is out. And the cover features a beheaded Nicki Minaj.