Posted by | Ray Cornelius
“What is competition? I’m tryin’ to raise the bar high. Who trying to jump and get it?”
Rising hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar woke up this morning to find himself at the center of controversy over a verse he performs in an unreleased track with Big Sean called “Control.” According to THR, the record, which also includes Jay Electronica, didn’t make the cut for Sean’s Hall of Fame album due to sampling clearance.
“Control” premiered last night on Hot 97 with Funk Flex and featured a very bold and confident Lamar dissing challenging his fellow rappers while warning them to step up their game or get murdered. He also declared himself King of New York and the offspring of Makaveli.
“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.”
The lyrics no doubt sent shock waves throughout all of hip-hop, even catching the attention of rap veterans Diddy and Bun B. It also set off a wind storm of comments from other rappers who surprisingly applauded Lamar for his competitive spirit.
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