Former Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson has responded to the buzz Kendrick Lamar sparked this week after name-dropping him, amongst plenty of high-profile rappers, on Big Sean‘s new “Control” track.
Swift and to the point, the 11-time NBA champion revealed his reaction Tuesday (August 13).
“@PhilJackson11 how you feel about @kendricklamar name dropping you on his track?,” Jackson retweeted.
“@kendricklamar it’s okay to be cocky and sure, but we all need somebody to lean on. Let’s just call it mentoring.,” Jackson tweeted August 13 referring to Lamar’s “If Phil Jackson came back, still no coachin’ me/I’m uncoachable, I’m unsociable” line. (Phil Jackson’s Twitter)
Former Los Angeles Laker Metta World Peace also spoke on Lamar’s gritty verse.
“Kendrick will win by a landslide is my prediction if NY don’t step up. But you can’t depend on radio because its all foreign.”
“This is the type of music I have been waiting for… This will be The battle of independents vs majors.. That’s what this is really about!!”
“I love HipHop!!!!” (Metta World Peace’s Twitter)
Slaughterhouse’s Joell Ortiz went as far as to drop a response track aimed at K-Dot.
“I ain’t even gotta give this too much thought,” Joell raps. “Joell Oritz won every war that he ever fought/This ain’t no different, I’m listening, you know the King of New York?/Lil’ homie, you ain’t the King of New York, you the next thing on my fork/The messenger with all those rings on that horse/Carrying kings heads until I kick you in your chest and you cough/And fall into a bottomless pit, homie, you know how many bodies that fit/When we met you said, ‘It’s an honor, man, the Yaowa can spit.’ Maybe that’s why you left me outta that sh*t/Maybe that’s why the Slaughterhouse ain’t get dissed/Or maybe I’m not on your radar, you feel you ain’t got to acknowledge my clique” (“Outta Conrol”)
On the track, Lamar does not hold back his lyrical wrath with direct targets.
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”: