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Dissing is a slang term derived from the word disrespecting. The verb "to dis" originated in African American Vernacular English, though its use has become widespread among people of many racial and social backgrounds. A diss can occur by either spoken word or song lyric. Diss means to corret someone and tell them teir wrong another slang word similar is 'tret' - this word also means the same thing. Slang is the use of highly informal words and expressions that are not considered standard in the speakers dialect or language. ... Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ...



There is some confusion on the spelling of the word. It is usually spelled "diss" and "dissing" (compare "kiss" and "kissing"), but some consider "dis" and "dising" to be correct due to the word's slang origin. 'Diss' is the more conventional spelling in English orthography.[citation needed] English orthography (or spelling), has relatively complicated rules when compared to other orthographic systems written with alphabetic scripts and contains many inconsistencies between spelling and pronunciation, necessitating rote learning for most people learning to read or write English. ...


The first recorded use of "dis" occurred in the lyrics of a 1985 song "I Can't Live Without My Radio"[citation needed] by LL Cool J: Radio is an East Coast rap album by hip hop artist LL Cool J, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... LL Cool J (born James Todd Smith III on January 14, 1968 in New York, New York) is a legendary American hip hop artist and actor. ...

Some jealous knuckleheads might try to dis

Claims that the word "dis" had origins as early as 1970 are not apparently backed by evidence of usage.

The term was used for humorous effect in Weezer's first hit single "Buddy Holly" (1995), whose lyrics include: "What's with these homies dissin' my girl; why do they gotta front?" Buddy Holly is a popular single by Weezer, written by Rivers Cuomo. ...


In the hip-hop genre, a diss song or diss track is that which is primarily intended to verbally assault and insult a person or a group of people. Diss songs are usually the by-product of heated rivalries between two or more rap artists (e.g. Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G., Eazy-E and Dr.Dre, Nas and Jay-Z, Eminem and many artists, particularly Benzino, or G-Unit vs. The Game feud). One of the earliest examples of this particular type of song is "The Bridge is Over" by Boogie Down Productions. Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Hip-hop feuds and rivalries often referred to as beefs, have existed since the 1970s. ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Eazy-E (Eric Wright) (September 7, 1963 - March 26, 1995) was an African-American rapper, record producer, and record executive who initially rose to fame as a member of the group N.W.A.. Born in Compton, California, Eazy-E dropped out of Compton High School while in tenth grade... Dr. Dre (born Andre Young on February 18, 1965 in Los Angeles, California) is an African-American record producer, rapper, and record executive, one of the most successful and well-known producers in the field of hip hop music. ... For other uses, see Nas (disambiguation). ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. ... Raymond Scott (born October 24, 1965) is a rapper known as Benzino. ... The feud between G-Unit and The Game is a hip hop rivalry that began in early 2005. ... History The Bridge Wars was a hip hop rivalry during the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s, that arose from a dispute over the true birthplace of hip hop music and retaliation over the rejecting of a record for airplay. ... Boogie Down Productions (1989) Boogie Down Productions was originally composed of KRS One, D Nice, and DJ Scott La Rock. ...

In some cases, the diss song may be a parody of another song. One example of this is "No Pigeons" by Sporty Thievz, which parodied the TLC hit, "No Scrubs", "Brooklyn High" by Jay-Z, which parodied "We Fly High" by Jim Jones, and "I'm Sorry Miss Jackson (50 Cent Diss)" by Jadakiss ft. Styles P, which parodied "Ms. Jackson" by OutKast. In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... No Scrubs is a song recorded by R&B girl group TLC for their album Fanmail. ... We Fly High is the lead single from Jim Jones third album, Hustlers P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment). ... This article is about the rapper; see also Jim Jones (disambiguation). ... Ms. ... OutKast is a Grammy award winning American hip hop duo based out of East Point, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. ...

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