August 3, 1995, Suge Knight Disses Puffy at the Source Awards at Madison Square Gardens’ Paramount Theater, New York, NY. Which Ignited the Fire in an already tense EC / WC Rivalry. There was already resentment from WC Artists against EC DJ's for rarely playing any WC Hip Hop. What Started as a Record Company Beef Fueled by Magazines and media Left Legions of Fans Feeling like they had to choose a side. Many of them had never been to or knew anybody from the other coast.
On The Front Lines Were Tupac of Death Row Records who was pitted against Notorious BIG of Bad Boy Records and both were murdered. After that the Beef Died down but to this day still has some life to it. I went out to a B-Boy Jam in New York around 2003 and when I came back I got a lot of questions of how I was recieved on the EC and many were surprised when I told them it was all love no problems what so ever and that I had a great time. In the End, I think many of us watched and learned how dumb some of our beefs can be and how precious life can be.
“I would never wish death on nobody, ’cause there ain’t no coming back from that.” – Biggie Smalls