Just like everywhere in the world, the Ghanaian music industry has had its fair share of feuds between artistes. At various stages in the life of our music industry, there has been one form of feud or rivalry between artistes.Just like everywhere in the world, the Ghanaian music industry has had its fair share of feuds between artistes. At various stages in the life of our music industry, there has been one form of feud or rivalry between artistes. The term ‘beef’ has been in usage as an intransitive verb since the late 1880s. But according to Tucker (2013) , the term has evolved to become an American street slang that basically refers to deep hatred for someone or a thing. It is also used to refer to situations where competitors develop friction among themselves, which musicians often do. In his 2005 thesis titled Bullet on the Charts. Beef, the Media Industry and Rap Music in America, Eli Sweet simplified beefing as a type of rivalry between musicians, most clearly manifested in songs degrading one another. While the concept has existed for a long time across the world, Sweet posits that the phenomenon of beefing in the music industry attained global prominence when two American rappers Biggie Smalls a.k.a Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur (2pac) engaged in a lyrical feud. As many music enthusiasts may be aware, the beef between Biggie and 2pac ended with both of them losing their lives at the ages of 24 and 25 respectively. While they may not have been called beefs back then, rivalries among music artistes have long existed. The music space has always been competitive and artistes have consistently tried to outdo each other to get the most attention However, the first form of ‘beef’, as we know it today, first surfaced in the late 1990s when rap music, stylised as Hip-life, emerged. It was between Hip-life duo Ex-Doe and Chicago who had fallen out after working as a group to release the Daavi Medekuku song a few years earlier, Both artistes were claiming to own the song and eventually went on to record diss tracks for each other. From that time, there came the rivalry between Lord Kenya and Obrafour. Theirs was a subtle lyrical war to determine who was the greatest, Obrafour had once used the expression ‘rap heavyweight champion’ to describe himself while Kenya also laid claim to the title. After the Obrafour-Lord Kenya beef, there were a few rivalries between artistes which gained national attention.