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Mac Miller, Phil Jackson, Lebron James, Pusha T, Big Krit, Meek Mill, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson & More Respond to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse (Video)

Mac Miller, Phil Jackson, Lebron James, Pusha T, Big Krit, Meek Mill, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson & More Respond to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse (Video)
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“…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 Ts and Nike Cortez, this 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 K.R.I.T., 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 don’t wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you niggas
What is competition? I’m tryna raise the bar high…”

Kendrick Lamar has set the world ablaze with his jaw-dropping verse on Big Sean’s “Control” featuring himself and Jay Electronica that is due to appear on his upcoming album Hall of Fame, but because Big Sean was unable to clear the track, he leaked it to New York radio host Funkmaster Flex, who premiered it Monday night on Hot 97.

Yesterday marked the biggest career-defining moment for Kendrick Lamar thus far as he proceeded to ruthlessly call out some of the biggest names in the rap game including Jermaine Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Wale, Pusha T, Meek Millz, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electron’, Tyler, Mac Miller & even claim that he, being from Los Angeles, is in fact the “king of New York”.

As you can imagine, this sent the Twitter world into a frenzy as “#Drake,” “#Control,” “#Kendrick,” & “#KingofNY” were among the highest trending worlds as rappers, fans, athletes. Even the zen master Phil Jackson came forth to respond.

In my opinion, this is not a diss song or attack on any rapper in the game, especially since Kendrick mentions Big Sean (whose song it’s on) and Jay Electronica in the list. Kendrick is ruthlessly expressing how he feels about being the king of hip hop, and with verses like this, he’s well on his way if he’s not there already.

The line that may be going most unnoticed is when Kendrick takes the classic Jay Z line “who’s the best MC’s, Biggie, Jay-Z, and Nas” and morphs the lyrics into “bout who’s the best MC? Kendrick, Jigga and Nas.” There’s a huge statement made in this line, replacing one of the most well-known New York legends with himself.

Rappers mentioned in this verse should be honored that Kendrick sees them as competition and should elevate their skill set to get on the level of this incredible piece of hip hop history.

Hot 97 speakers on Kendrick’s verse during “The Realness” segment:

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