Kendrick Lamar Rising Above the Rest; Goes In On ‘Control’

kendrick1Kendrick Lamar is not playing around! He sent the Hip-Hop world into a tizzy last night when fellow rapper Big Sean released a track last night titled ‘Control’ last night. Although the track didn’t make it on to Big Sean’s upcoming album Hall Of Fame, the Detroit-bred rapper wanted to release it because he feels that it is ‘real rap sh*t.’

This one that didn’t make the album cuz of the sample BUT IT IS NOT no radio shit.. Straight rap… I’m talking 7min shit… Grimey shit.

— Big Sean (@BigSean) August 13, 2013

Kendrick leaves no holds barred as stakes his claim of being “Machiavelli’s offspring” and says he’s the king of both the East and West coasts.

He raps:

Tell Flex to drop a bomb on this shit
So many bombs, ring the alarm like Vietnam in this shit
So many bombs, make Farrakhan think that Saddam in this bitch
One at a time, I line ’em up and bomb on they mom while she watchin’ the kids
I’m in a destruction mode if the gold exists
I’m important like the Pope,I’m a Muslim on pork
I’m Makaveli’s offspring, I’m the king of New York
King of the Coast, one hand, I juggle them both

The juggernaut’s all in your jugular, you take me for jokes

Then continues:

I heard the barbershops spittin’ great debates all the time
Bout who’s the best MC? Kendrick, Jigga and Nas

Eminem, Andre 3000, the rest of y’all
New niggas just new niggas, don’t get involved
And I ain’t rockin no more designer shit
White T’s and Nike Cortez,this is red Corvettes anonymous
I’m usually homeboys with the same niggas I’m rhymin’ wit
But this is hip hop and them niggas should know what time it is

And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, Wale
Pusha T, Meek Millz, A$AP Rocky, Drake
Big Sean, Jay Electron’, Tyler, Mac Miller

I got love for you all but I’m tryna murder you niggas
Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you niggas
They dont wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you niggas
What is competition?I’m tryna raise the bar high
Who tryna jump and get it? You better off tryna skydive

This morning rappers and hip-hop heads alike took to Twitter to express their opinion, including some of the rappers mentioned in the verse and others who were not.

Pusha T: I hear u loud and clear my n*gga… @kendricklamar

Mac Miller: If I can’t do no more nouns or verbs ima start comin with the wildest adjective bars that anyone has ever heard.

Big K.R.I.T: “This is Gladiator Shit”… Gotta give the people what they want

Rappers who weren’t mentioned:

Joe Budden: @kendricklamar u my n*gga 4 life bro… But you gon learn today

Just Blaze: I never really tweet about music. But good lord.. @kendricklamar just like.. Bodied everyone’s entire year’s worth of raps lol.

Tyga: That kendrick verse crazy! I gotta get back on my own shi.aint gon lie I made so much $ I lost sum inspiration for music.#inspired rite now

Trinidad James: I don’t feel like @kendricklamar dissed anybody. He just ha smoved up to another level. Y’all late overly dedicated n*gga! Bruh been fire!!!

Talib Kweli: Y’all New York Rappers ready to stop rapping like y’all from down south yet? #kingofny

Fabolous: Any studios open yet?

I personally agree with Trinidad James. No shade thrown, just pure skill in lyricism. Kudos to Kendrick!

Listen to the full 7-minute track below: ↓ | 

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