Control Verse

Posted: October 3, 2013 in Hip-Hop Music

In a song recently released by Detroit hip-hop artist Big Sean featuring Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica where Kendrick spit a verse that sent a shock wave through the rap game. Kendrick includes a line where he calls himself “the King of New York”, being from Compton and knowing New York’s glowing presence in the rap game this was huge for a lot of people. Kendrick goes on mention several people with high standings in the game and say “I got love for you all but I’m tryna murder you n***as, tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you n***as, they don’t want not one more noun or verb from you n***as, what is competition? I’m tryna raise the bar high!” This was not intended to be a diss to the people he mentioned it’s point was to draw the competition from out of the shadow’s and that’s exactly what it did. Rapper’s around the country started dropping remix’s to “Control” speaking their minds about how they felt about the verse Kendrick spit and why they are the best. I’m personally glad to see the hip-hop game at a point now where when a rapper gets “dissed” no blood has to be shed, just friendly competition to see who is going to be the best. Kendrick knew exactly what effect it was going to have when he dropped the song however that’s exactly what he wanted to happened. Moral of the story is that Kendrick is trying to motivate everyone to do the best work they possibly can AND YOU SHOULD TOO!

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