West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar has the Internet going nuts after name-dropping a slew of high-profile rappers and even going as far as to crown himself the “King of New York” on Big Sean‘s new “Control” record.
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)
Following its release, G.O.O.D Music’s Pusha T acknowledged his name-drop.
“I hear u loud and clear my nigga… @kendricklamar,” Pusha tweeted August 13. (Pusha T’s Twitter)
New York’s Fabolous appeared surprised at the buzz Lamar created.
“RT @rellyOnSMASH: yo @myfabolouslife u gon let a n*gga from compton claim they the king of NY or nah? <~What is this nonsense u talk?"
“Any studios open yet?” (Fabolous’ Twitter)
Brooklyn’s Joey Bada$$ made sure to weigh-in on Sean’s new anthem.
“Big sean verse was weak. Sorry”
“Try-state on fire”
“A lot of u rap nikkkaz scared to speak your opinions f*ck dot!!!”
“FLEX ALREADY KNO WHAT TIME IT IS THO”
“NY, yall got me?”
“How can yall think I’m hating on Kendrick right now? Much respect to him for bodying everybody. This day marks a new rap game kno dat. Haha” (Joey Bada$$’ Twitter)
Check out “Control”: