Im not saying this to shake you up, Im just saying this to wake you up !
Zamnnnnnn zadddy ! It must be levels to this sh-t because Kendrick Lamar just single handedly annihilated every rapper in the building. Rapper Big Sean released a track titled “Control” which features rapper Kendrick Lamar, in Kendrick’s verse he calls out all of his peers challenging them to step their game all the way up and put more effort into their work.
On the track he calls out names including J Cole, Big KRIT, Wale Pusha T, Meek Millz, A$AP Rocky, Drake Big Sean, Jay Electron’, Tyler and Mac Miller. Now of course the context of his lyrics some may see as a diss or feel like Kendrick was throwing shade but in all honesty maybe this is just what rap needed.
I heard the barbershops be in great debates all the time
Bout who’s the best MC? Kendrick, Jigga and Nas
Eminem, Andre 3000, the rest of y’all
New niggas just new niggas, don’t get involved
I’m usually homeboys with the same niggas I’m rhymin’ wit
But this is hip hop and them niggas should know what time it is
And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, Wale
Pusha T, Meek Millz, A$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
Out the exit window of 5 G5’s with 5 grand
With your granddad as the pilot he drunk as fuck tryna land
With the hand full of arthritis and popping prosthetic leg
Bumpin Pac in the cockpit so the shit that pops in his head
Is an option of violence, someone heard the stewardess said
That your parachute is a latex condom hooked to a dread
Out of the ones mentioned Pusha T, Big K.R.I.T and Mac Miller were the only ones to respond
Pusha T: I hear u loud and clear my n-gga… @kendricklamar
Big K.R.I.T: “This is Gladiator Shit”…Gotta give the people what they want.
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
It wasn’t long before other rappers started coming out the word work responding via Twitter and even making tracks of their own.
Joe Budden: @kendricklamar u my n-gga 4 life bro…. But u gon learn today.
Just Blaze: I never really tweet about music. But good lord.. @kendricklamar just like.. Bodied everyones entire year’s worth of raps lol.
Trinidad James: 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!!!
Tyga: That kendrick verse crazy! I gotta get back on my own shi.ain’t gon lie I made so much $ I lost sum inspiration for music.#Inspired rite now
Talib Kweli: Y’all New York Rappers ready to stop rapping like y’all from down south yet? #kingofny
Fabolous: Any studios open yet?
Yassss ! This is how real hip hop/rap was born, battling and striving to be the best ! & it’s a hot track !
Listen to the track below
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