Big Sean F/ Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica – “Control”
Responses So Far:
Joell Ortiz – “Outta Control”
B.o.B – “How 2 Rap”
Chocolate Droppa (Kevin Hart) – “15 Second Diss”
Well, well, well. Look at Hip-Hop getting interesting. This past Monday, a track that was for Big Sean‘s upcoming LP Hall Of Fame leaked. However, due to sampling clearance, the song didn’t make the album but it made the blogs.
The song is called “Control” and it features absentee rapper Jay Electronica and Kendrick Lamar. The beat is dope. Big Sean was well, Big Sean. He always has one hot verse every fiftieth song. However, this is song number 39. Then there’s Jay. It was a nice verse for a song that could be on his album … that’s never coming out. Then there’s Kendrick. The Compton bred emcee did not disappoint. He basically started off from where he ended the “B—h Don’t Kill My Vibe Remix.” Just nasty metaphors and abrasiveness that is remembrance of 90’s Hip-Hop. That’s not the best part. The best part is Kendrick calling rappers out by name. No subliminals on Kendrick’s plane.
K.Dot raps: “I heard the barbershops be in great debates all the time about who’s the best emcee. Kendrick, Jigga and Nas, Eminem, Andre 3000, the rest of y’all new n—as just new n—as, don’t get involved. (…) I’m usually homeboys with the same n—as I’m rhyming with. But this is Hip-Hop and them n—as 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 trying to murder you n—as. Trying to make sure your core fans never heard of you n—as. They don’t wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you n—as.”
In the words of Ali,’Rumble Young Man, Rumble’. This is what Hip-Hop has been missing, competitiveness. All these new rappers want to hold hands and discuss fashion. No one wants to battle. You know why? Because they would have to actually prove to their opponent and their fans that they are the best at what they do. Mr. Lamar, though, came and tossed the gauntlet. Now its time to step up to the plate. No hiding behind social media sites either. Get it in the studio and spit, no singing. If you are truly ‘running rap’, now is your chance to make your case. Now my only question is who will seek and destroy? Or did Kendrick just prove he’s the true king of this new rap generation? – Pooh Bailey