The rivalry between the USA’s East Coast and West Coast rappers in the 80s and 90s bordered on the verge a cultural civil war and it inspired a terabyte worth of music that are still bumped with some sense of regularity 20 years later. Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur, representatives of both the east and the west, as well as two of the genre’s finest, were shot and killed on separate occasions. It was a brutal story, yet it was far too entertaining to be forgotten. And it has absolutely nothing to do with surfing.
But that doesn’t matter; you still love the songs. Surfing Magazine recently complied two of their renowned flipbooks out of Australia photos. One was from the east and one was from the west and — as if you never would have guessed — they were themed around East Coast vs. West Coast rap. Flip through, enjoy and bust a cap in a lip’s ass right here.