Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar has the rap world buzzing over a verse he dropped on a Big Sean track titled, “Control.” On the record, Kendrick declares himself the “King of New York” while firing competitive jabs at some of the biggest names in rap, including the man whose song he’s rapping on.
“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.”
Pusha T was the first rapper to respond to Kendrick’s verse, tweeting:
“I hear u loud and clear my n***a… @kendricklamar.”
Listen to the track seven minute track below and let us know your thoughts. Is Kendrick the current king of rap music?