Kendrick Lamar has thrown the first punch on Big Sean's new song, calling out multiple rappers and claiming to be the King of New York's rap game, and the people he insulted took to Twitter to respond.
Lamar dropped the album "good kid, mAAD city" last year, one of the most raved about records in history.
However, has Lamar's song taken things too far? One Huffington Post writer doesn't believe so, and praises the rapper for stirring up the competition:
"By putting everyone on notice, Lamar solidifies his place as not only one of rap's most gifted lyricists, but positions himself as a defender of the culture, inspiring his peers to put in more effort into their work. By doing so on a song that includes two of the rappers he's ripping, Lamar also once again reminds his fellow artists and fans that while he has plenty of emotional, 'conscious' tracks, he's also here for the competition."
The rap artists Lamar called out in the track took to Twitter to respond. (See more tweets here)
Below are the lyrics to Lamar's featured on Big Sean's new track titled "Control":
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 ni***s, don't get involved
I'm usually homeboys with the same ni***s I'm rhymin' wit
But this is hip hop and them ni***s 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 ni***s
Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you ni***s
They dont wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you ni***s
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 f**k tryna land
With the hand full of arthritis and popping prosthetic leg
Bumpin Pac in the cockpit so the s**t 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
What do you think about the diss song? Is Lamar right to claim he is the "King of New York?" Or has he disrespected the rap game?
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