Back in the mid-90s, amidst the fiery rap feud between Common and Ice Cube, an unexpected name reportedly desired to step in – none other than the legendary 2Pac. The revelation surfaces courtesy of Napoleon, an ex-member of Outlawz and a close associate of the enigmatic rapper. During a candid conversation with The Art Of Dialogue, Napoleon unveils an untold chapter of the overlooked Common vs Ice Cube rivalry, shedding light on 2Pac’s contemplations.
“I remember when the East Coast-West Coast thing was heating up, I think Common and Cube was going through their beef, like they were dissing each other,” Napoleon said. “I remember ‘Pac was like, ‘See, if I was cool with Cube right now, I’d be going after Common for him, but now I’m staying out of it.’”
Curiously, the only factor that seemed to deter 2Pac from jumping into the fray was a lingering discord he shared with Cube during that period. Despite this, Napoleon asserts that 2Pac held a profound respect for Cube. Napoleon concludes with a reflective note, expressing gratitude that 2Pac refrained from targeting Common, surmising that the two would have forged a unique connection.
Recent weeks have witnessed a surge in curiosity surrounding 2Pac’s narrative. The spark ignited with a recent police raid at a Las Vegas residence, unveiled to be linked to the ongoing investigation into 2Pac’s tragic demise. This property belonged to Keefe D, a figure long intertwined with the rapper’s unsolved murder.
Adding to the intrigue, a substantial buzz emanated from the sale of a ring worn by 2Pac during one of his final public appearances. What are your thoughts on 2Pac’s contemplation to engage with Common amidst his feud with Ice Cube? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.