In battle rap, competitors get as ruthless as possible with one another, trying to destroy his/her opponent lyrically. Nowadays, some may use props and other antics to fortify their verbal assaults. This came up last month in a highly publicized SMACK/URL battle.
Recently, on VladTV, battle rap legend Murda Mook gave his perspective on the recent rap battle between Loaded Lux and Charlie Clips. During the battle, Lux distributed paperwork implicating Clips’ father as a snitch in the case of the Lynch Mob, a notorious Harlem drug crew. Clips had denied the existence of the paperwork in a previous battle with battle rap veteran T-Rex, offering to pay big money to anyone who could produce the paperwork. In the Vlad interview, Murda Mook referenced Issue 56 of Don Diva Magazine which featured a cover story on the Lynch Mob (as well as Money And Violence, which was on the entertainment cover).
Also included in that issue is an interview with rapper, Faybach. Faybach is the son of Farris Philips, the Lynch Mob’s main muscle, now serving 28 years in prison. Faybach is a likely source for the paperwork that Lux distributed, since Clips’ father is the one who gave information to the authorities about his father and others. An excerpt from the video concerning the situation reads as follows:
None of the beefs that his father may have have ever been an issue for Faybach, however, he found himself in some rap beef with fellow New York rapper, Charlie Clips. Clips is the son of Charles Leon Brown, disgraced leader of the Lynch Mob. Faybach and Clips were cordial in the street before (even though Clips’ father snitched on his father to send him away) until Clips had a battle with T-Rex hosted by SMACK/Urban Rap League. Clips retaliated to T-Rex calling his father a snitch by offering $8,000 to anybody who could provide the paperwork proving it. Naturally, Faybach had an issue with this. “At first, I didn’t blame him for anything his father did, but now you’re saying you have $8K for anybody with the paperwork when you know I have the paperwork. You’re showing traits of my father,” stated Faybach. In response to Clips’s antics, Faybach released a diss track about him on Youtube entitled, “Son of a Snitch.”
He says he reached out to Clips to clear the air, but things didn’t work out. “People on the streets feel some type of way and were calling my phone for the paperwork. I told him, you give me $4K and you can keep and he changed his number on me like a real bitch ass nigga instead of being a real man. I’m not a battle rapper, but I just put it out there for the streets to know.”
Check out Murda Mook’s interview with Vlad and the Loaded Lux vs. Charlie Clips battle below.
Grab a copy of Don Diva, Issue 56 here.