Kendrick Lamar goes in on a slew of his rap peers on Big Sean’s brand new song, “Control,” in which he says he’s tryna murk … everybody.
“I’m usually homeboys with the same n****s I’m rhymin wit / But this is hip hop and them n****s 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 tryna murder you n****s / Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you n****s,” the Compton rapper spits.
Later, Kendrick declares himself … THE KING. “I’m Machiavelli’s offspring, I’m the king of New York / King of the Coast, one hand, I juggle them both.”
The verse has sparked a lot of controversy… and response of a slew of rappers known for their lyrical prowess.
Pusha T acknowledged his name-drop, tweeting (@Pusha_T): “I hear u loud and clear my nigga… @kendricklamar.”
Later, Fabolous chimed in, as if he was ready for a response, writing (@MyFabolousLife): “Any studios open yet?”
Brooklyn newcomer commended Kendrick for “bodying everybody.” “”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,” Joey tweeted (@joeyBADASS_).
What do you think of Kendrick’s verse?