It is not so much tit for tat as it is diss for datt, or tweet for tat, or twit for … oh, never mind.
The unladylike feud between Angel Haze and Azealia Banks has spilled over from Twitterville into the recording studios, which the New York-based rappers use like cannons to fire spit shells with ire and dead aim.
On Thursday, Banks tweeted her displeasure over Big Apple newcomers who exhibit too much civic pride for her taste. The newly Harlem-ed Haze, perhaps sensitive to the issue because of her Michigan heritage, issued her response in the form of On the Edge, a blippy bit of sass song involving boasts of meat cleavers and area-code authenticity while apparently needling her rival over the slow progress of Banks's upcoming album ("I think my album's more done than yours and I just started a week ago.").
Because hip hop hath no fury like a rapper scorned, on Friday Banks reacted with a tweet first and a song second (No Problem, on soundcloud.com), followed by yet another spit-back from Haze. And so the diss-ography builds.