Acclaimed emcee Kendrick Lamar dropped one of the most astounding rap verses in recent memory yesterday, igniting a frenzy on twitter that has yet to die down.
The verse – featured on Big Sean’s “Control” – is an epic, 3 minute-long tirade against his Hip Hop competitors.
And he didn’t throw subliminals either; Lamar called out practically every big name in Hip Hop by name, challenging them to step their game up.
After proclaiming himself the king of New York (and the west coast) Kendrick name-dropped a gang of his rap friends, but he wasn’t so nice about it.
“I’m usually homeboys with the same n—-s i’m rhymin with/ 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/ They don’t wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you n—as,” the Black Hippy MC rapped with an extra grit to his already gravelly voice.
The fallout was immediate, with some of Hip Hop’s biggest names expressing admiration, and others suggesting that their up to Lamar’s challenge.
Check out Big Sean’s “Control” f/ Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica below
(skip to 2:55 for Kendrick’s verse):
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