LISTEN: Kendrick Lamar Calls Out Drake, Rest of Rap World on Big Sean’s “Control”

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By Daniel Gates


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Kendrick Lamar has shaken up the hip-hop world with a verse of Big Sean’s “Control” in which he calls out other rap stars by name and declares that he’s ready to destroy them all. Crowning himself the “King of New York,” Lamar challenges Drake, A$AP Rocky, and other performers to elevate their game or lose their fans to him.

Here are some of the lyrics:

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 n*ggas just new n*ggas, don’t get involved
I’m usually homeboys with the same n*ggas I’m rhymin’ wit
But this is hip hop and them n*ggas 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 n*ggas
Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you n*ggas
They dont wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you n*ggas
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*ck tryna land

Oh my.

Listen to the explicit, NSFW track below — Lamar comes in after the 3:20 mark — and tell us what you think.


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