Diss Tracks & Rock Doctors

Though music can be a mighty force that brings people together, it can also be weaponized. Jim and Greg look at memorable times musicians have used their art to settle scores in song: their favorite diss tracks of all time. They also bring back the Rock Doctors segment to help a mom find songs that empower her son without toxic masculinity. Basically the polar opposite of diss tracks.

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Diss Tracks

When two musicians have beef, it's only natural for their feud to carry over into their art. From rap to southern rock to new wave to punk, here are a few of Jim and Greg's favorite diss tracks.

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From time to time, we help out listeners with specific musical needs. We call it the Rock Doctors. Our new patient today is Rebecca, a mother from Wheaton, Illinois. She's looking for help finding music to encourage her young son to grow up as anything other than a“toxic dude.”Jim recommends Susanna Hoffs' cover of the David Bowie song "Boys Keep Swinging," produced by Brian Eno. Greg recommends "Kids" by MGMT. Listen in to see which song spoke best to this young family.

Unless you are a full-time rock critic, it can be difficult to maintain good musical health. That's where the Rock Doctors come in. Do you have a musical allergy or addiction? Or do you have a friend or relative who needs an intervention? The Sound Opinions clinic has its doors open​.

Featured Songs

  1. 2Pac, Hit 'Em Up (feat. Outlawz), Hit 'Em Up (feat. Outlawz) (Single), Death Row, 1996
  2. Eminem, Killshot, Killshot (Single), Interscope, 2018
  3. Joe Tex, You Keep Her, You Keep Her (Single), Checker, 1963
  4. Mojo Nixon, Don Henley Must Die, Otis, Enigma, 1990
  5. Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Southern Man, After the Gold Rush, Reprise, 1970
  6. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sweet Home Alabama, Second Helping, MCA, 1974
  7. Kool Moe Dee, How Ya Like Me Now (Longer Version), How Ya Like Me Now, Jive, 1987
  8. LL Cool J, Jack the Ripper, Walking With a Panther, Def Jam, 1989
  9. Taylor Swift, Bad Blood (feat. Kendrick Lamar), Bad Blood (feat. Kendrick Lamar) (Single), Big Machine, 2015
  10. Run-D.M.C., Sucker M.C.'s (Krush-Groove 1), Run-D.M.C., Profile, 1984
  11. Nicki Minaj, Roman's Revenge (feat. Eminem), Pink Friday, Cash Money, 2010
  12. Kraftwerk, Showroom Dummies, Trans-Europe Express, Kling Klang, 1977
  13. NOFX, Kill Rock Stars, So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes, Epitaph, 1997
  14. Le Tigre, Deceptacon, Le Tigre, Mr. Lady, 1999
  15. Pavement, Range Life, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, Matador, 1994
  16. Gary Numan, Cars, The Pleasure Principle, Beggars Banquet, 1979
  17. David Bowie, Teenage Wildlife, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), RCA, 1980
  18. The Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Warner Bros., 2002
  19. Beyoncé, Formation, Lemonade, Columbia, 2016
  20. Kim Wilde, Kids In America, Kim Wilde, Culture Factory, 1981
  21. James Taylor, You've Got a Friend, Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, Warner Bros., 1971
  22. Jay-Z, 4:44, 4:44, Roc Nation, 2017
  23. MGMT, Kids, Oracular Spectacular, Columbia, 2008
  24. David Bowie, Boys Keep Swinging, Lodger, Virgin, 1979
  25. Susanna Hoffs, Boys Keep Swinging, When You're a Boy, Columbia, 1991
  26. MC5, Kick Out the Jams, Kick Out the Jams, Elektra, 1969
  27. Chromeo, Call Me Up, Fancy Footwork, Vice, 2007
  28. Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Bad Luck, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Legacy, 1972
  29. Hues Corporation, Rock the Boat (Single Version), Freedom for the Stallion, BBR, 1973
  30. Valee, Womp Womp (feat. Jeremih), Womp Womp (single), G.O.O.D. Music, 2018
  31. Valee & ChaseTheMoney, Window Seat, Vtm, VTM, 2017