Diss diss, where to find? Help me find all the diss tracks out there.
November 20, 2012 5:33 PM Subscribe
I'm interested in finding a list of every hip hop/rap diss track out there as the basis for a research project. Where can I find a listing?
posted by butwheresthesushi to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've emailed many of the major music services (itunes, emusic, Spotify, Gracenote, etc...), but discovered that such lists do not seem to be retained because diss tracks do not form a coherent genre by themselves.
Is there a compendium/some kind of official list of diss tracks? The alternative would be to hunt down the meanings of lyrics of all hip hop/rap artists (or look up each song on youtube to see if a song is labelled with the word 'diss'), but I want to exhaust the possibilities of finding an official list somewhere.
I have run the obligatory google search, but it turns up unofficial lists, and wonder about the completeness/quality of those.
Any leads would be appreciated!