The Internet continues to heat up hours after Kendrick Lamar proclaimed himself the “King of New York” on Big Sean‘s new “Control” record with reactions from Joe Budden, Action Bronson, Prodigy and more.
While he tipped his cap to K. Dot, Budden hinted at something stirring up in the form of a response track.
“A Cali n*gga just said he’s the King of NY & u n*ggas so f*cking worried about your relationships, y’all make me sick.,” Budden tweeted August 13.
“@kendricklamar u my nigga 4 life bro…. But u gon learn today.” (Joe Budden’s Twitter)
Mobb Deep‘s Prodigy embraced Lamar taking a stand and giving himself the New York crown.
“N*GGA u aint LIT. u aint INFAMOUS. sit yo dumb a** down… @kendricklamar verse is dope. all u thirsty for fame a** n*ggas. Lol” (Prodigy’s Twitter)
Queens native Action Bronson pointed his finger at fellow New York rappers for letting Lamar feel confident enough to make the proclamation.
“If ur upset that a “West Coast” rapper claimed King of NY….. U CAN ONLY BE MAD AT URSELVES… U DID THIS.”
“I can’t even argue because according to the Radio, he is.”
“This is little kid sh*t. I only talk to fathers.”
“Hahahahahaha all of a sudden I should leave my bed and go to the studio hahahahahaha MOTHAF*CKA GO GET MY ALL MY PROJECTS THAT ARE OUT.”
“Hahahahahaha I got people DMing me asking if I’d like to be on a panel about this Kendrick verse…. He really is on top don’t hate hahaha” (Action Bronson’s Twitter)
New York rap veteran Talib Kweli singled Lamar’s words as a wake-up to local rappers.
“Y’all new NY rappers ready to stop rapping like y’all from down south yet? #kingofny”
“I’m sayin, get money. But don’t be all in your feelings when someone come for your spot if you ain’t held your spot down. I love this game!”
“Anybody who think I’m dissing the south is simple minded AF. Shouts to Outkast, TIP, Face, KillaMike Etc Real recognize real #ogsh*t” (Talib Kweli’s Twitter)
UGK’s Bun B even weighed-in with a reaction to Lamar’s bars.
“Every rapper is supposed to feel like Kendrick feels as far as wanting to murder n*ggas on the mic. That’s why I wrote my “Murder” verse.” (Bun B’s Twitter)
On the track, K. Dot does not hold back his lyrical wrath with dicey lines sure to make everyone take notice.
Big Sean, 25, took to Twitter to release his latest single, “Control” to his over 4 million Twitter followers, which features 26-year-old rapper Kendrick Lamar. “I’m usually homeboys with the same n****s i’m rhymin wit/But this is hip hop and them n****s 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 tryna murder you n****s/Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you n****s.” He also has a verse that says: “I’m Machiavelli’s offspring, I’m the king of New York/King of the Coast, one hand, I juggle them both.” (Hollywood Life)
Check out “Control”: