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Big Sean Debuts Kendrick Lamar, Jay Electronica-Assisted 'Control'; Rappers React On Twitter
Last night (August 12), Big Sean debuted the Kendrick Lamar, Jay Electronica- assisted, "Control," with Hot 97's Funk Flex. The No I.D.-produced cut didn't make it onto his upcoming "Hall of Fame" album due to sampling clearance. But it wasn't the release that took the 'net by surprise; it was Kendrick's featured verse.
"I'm usually homeboys with the same ni--as I’m rhyming' with/ But this is hip-hop and them ni--as should know what time it is./ And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big K.R.I.T, Wale, Pusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electron, Tyler, Mac Miller/ I got love for you all, but I’m tryin' murder you ni--as/ Tryin' to make sure your core fans never heard of you ni--as/ They don’t wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you ni--as," K. Dot raps. "What is competition? I'm tryin' to raise the bar high. Who trying to jump and get it?"
The L.A. rapper ignited a conversation on who in the rap game really wears the crown by calling his rap friends to compete and claiming he's "Makaveli's offspring/ I'm the king of New York/ King of the coast."
Many rappers, from Pusha T to Diddy, took to Twitter to let Kendrick know how they felt of his verse. Check out their thoughts below.
I hear u loud and clear my nigga... @kendricklamar— PUSHA T (@PUSHA_T) August 13, 2013
KENDRICK!!!!! Ohhhh Shiiitttttt @RevoltTV— Diddy (@iamdiddy) August 13, 2013
"This is Gladiator Shit"...Gotta give the people what they want .— Big K.R.I.T. (@BIGKRIT) August 13, 2013
LET THAT BOY KENDRiCK COOK, HE AiNT HURTiN NOBODY, HE FiRE Y'ALL BiTCH ASS ARTiSTS UP, DON'T FORGET THiS iS SKiLLED ENTERTAiNMENT SUCKERS— COCAiNE CARTWHEELS (@JODYHiGHROLLER) August 13, 2013
How can yall think I'm hating on Kendrick right now? Much respect to him for bodying everybody. This day marks a new rap game kno dat. Haha— oG $wank. (@joeyBADASS_) August 13, 2013
If I can't do no more nouns or verbs ima start comin with the wildest adjective bars that anyone has ever heard.— Mac. (@MacMiller) August 13, 2013
I don't feel like @kendricklamar dissed anybody. He just has moved up to another level. Y'all late overly dedicated nigga! Bruh been fire!!!— Trinidad Jame$ (@TrinidadJamesGG) August 13, 2013
Every rapper is supposed to feel like Kendrick feels as far as wanting to murder niggas on the mic. That's why I wrote my "Murder" verse.— Bun B (@BunBTrillOG) August 13, 2013
A Cali nigga just said he’s the King of NY & u niggas so fucking worried about your relationships, y’all make me sick.— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) August 13, 2013
Any studios open yet?— Fabolous (@myfabolouslife) August 13, 2013