Ok, So I’ve listened to Kendrick Lamar verse on the track ‘Control’ and I may be slammed for saying this, but in my honest opinion people, I don’t think that the kid was dissing anyone. On the real ya’ll I feel like he was saying “I respect these cats, but I’m setting the bar high this go-round, stepping up my game, and I’m about to knock all ya’ll out the water.” Like Jigga says on his track Izzo (H.O.V.A.) “So Poof-vamoose son of a b#*ch.” He put it down, and I was definitely shocked and didn’t think he had it in him to go so hard, but the kid did.
Here’s the link to the entire track if you haven’t heard it yet.
I think the joint is hot, but that’s just one man’s or shall I say woman’s opinion. Everybody and their mamma have taken to Twitter to respond to Kendrick Lamar who has dubbed himself as the ‘King of New York’. MC Joelle Ortiz went on twitter and responded to the verse and stated “Homey you ain’t the King of New York. You’re the next thing on my fork.” He even has a diss verse himself (and isn’t the only one who has one. Check out this link and here what he had to say.
Lupe Fiasco tweeted, “He’s so crazy, look at the little baby/N—-a you ain’t Nas, n—-a you ain’t Jay Z/You will respect me, you will reject me/But I’ve done so much, no matter how far you go, you will reflect me.” Lupe also jumped on the diss track bandwagon, and had this to spit at Kendrick Lamar.
These aren’t the only hip-hop artists that had something to say about the so-called controversial verse. B.O.B and Cassidy also have diss tracks on soundcloud.
Not everyone feels like these guys do about K.L’s track. Even NBA’s “King James”, LeBron James took to Twitter on Monday and said, “This is real hip hop at his best! @kendricklamar boxed em into a corner. We going crazy over here people!! Rapper Ice-T tweeted “I love how ONE verse woke Hip Hop the F— up. It’s been a LONG time since people talked about ANYTHING someone said in their rhyme.” In later tweets, he added, “I’m sure there’s gonna be a lot of replies and diss tracks. Don’t trip. It’s just Hip Hop. … Hey, Hip Hop stripes are born in battle. Me and LL (Cool J) did our thing back in the day. It’s part of the game.”
I agree with Ice and LeBron. All fair in love and hip-hop. What do you guys think of the track? Up and Coming wants to know!!!