"Disses", "Battle Raps", "Pars"; whatever you like to call them, they've been a key part of the Hip Hop scene since it began.
Featuring Angel, Gorgon City and Kid Ink, this is your soundtrack to January 2014.
1. Kid Ink - 'My Own Lane'
Newby Kid Ink got people talking with his 'Show Me' collaboration with Chris Brown, for his debut album - Out January 7th - he's also hooked up with the likes of Tyga, Pusha T, August Alsina, Maejor Ali and Elle Varner & MGK. And if that wasn't enough, there's also a second appearance from Breezy on the track titled 'Main Chick'. Hear his collaboration with Tyga above.
2. Angel - 'Us'
'Us' is the much-anticipated return from Angel following the release of his debut album 'About Time' earlier this year. He recently revealed the lyric video for the catchy tune, released on 27th January.
3. Gorgon City Feat. MNEK – 'Ready For Your Love'
One of the most infectious songs of the year, Gorgon City's 'Ready For Your Love' has been a December favourite and it's only gong to get bigger following its release on 20th January.
4. Rick Ross Feat Jay Z - 'Devil Is A lie'
'Devil Is A Lie' is the second single to be released off the MMG chief's 'Mastermind' album, which was meant to drop this month but has been pushed back to early 2014, call it a New Year's present.
5. Chris Brown - 'Wildcat'
On Christmas day Chris Brown dropped his new single 'Wildcat,' with no sign of his forthcoming album 'X,' which has continuously been pushed back, we're grateful to have some new Breezy to keep up going in January.
6. Chris Malinchak – 'If U Got it'
Up and coming American artist Chris Malinchak has had us feeling dreamy with his chilled new track 'If U Got It' released 26th January 2014.
7. Le Youth 'Dance With Me' (MK Remix)
Le Youth is set for a big 2014 following the release of 'Dance With Me,' but it's the hotly tipped producer MK that we've also got our eyes on in January 20114 following his big remix on the track.
8. Mr 2Kay feat. May7en & Moelogo – 'Bubugaga'
This catchy track is the urban/ afrobeats record of the moment, and in January 2014 the UK will finally see it released.
9. Hardwell feat. Matthew Koma – 'Dare You'
Recently crowned DJ Mag's number one DJ Hardwell isn't taking any time out in 2014. He's back alongside US artist Matthew Koma with 'Dare You' out 5th January.
10. Trey Songz - 'Na Na'
Produced by DJ Mustard, the song has a classic Trey Songz feel to it with an upbeat club-friendly vibe. We've not had a new album from Trey since 2012, could this single be the sign of something to come soon?
11. Angel Haze - 'Dirty Gold'
It wasn't due for release until March 2014, but Angel Haze leaked her own album a week before 2013 was out, giving us loads of new material to love in January.
12. Ray Foxx feat J Watner – Fireworks
DJ and Producer Ray Foxx teams up with Disturbing London songwriter and vocalist J Watner for 'Firework's' out 5th January, it's a banger!
13. Clean Bandit feat Jess Glynne - 'Rather Be'
Following on from 'Mozart's House,' British dance group Clean Bandit are back with 'Rather Be,' featuring immense vocals from Jess Glyne - out 19th January.