Houston rapper Riff Raff has come clean about being one of the latest hip-hop artists to respond to Kendrick Lamar‘s “Control” lyrics with the release of “Ballin’ Outta Control (The Neon Response).”
Despite promoting his track as an actual response, Riff said the record is actually nearly a month old.
Update: Welp, RiFF RAFF has admitted that this actually isn’t a response track to “Control”. He was just trolling us. “i GOT A VERSACE CONFESSiON TO MAKE : i MADE THAT BALLiN OUTTA CONTROL TRACK LiKE 3 WEEKS AGO iN CANADA iT AiNT NO RESPONSE TO NOTHiNG, he Tweeted. “HAHAHHAHAHAHJAHAHAHAHA AS iF JODY HiGHROLLER WOULD EVER MAKE A ‘RESPONSE SONG'”. Then he added this photo of Alicia Silverstone in Clueless. Of course. (Pitchfork)
Riff’s “Ballin’ Outta Control” initially surfaced across the Internet a few days ago.
“iTS A NEON RESPONSE TO THE WORLD TO LET EVERYONE KNOW WHO HAS THE BEST VOCABULARY & iMAGiNATiON iN THE RAP GAME, iTS NOT A DiSS,” Riff tweeted August 15.
“”RiFF RAFF & KENDRiCK LAMAR ARE FRiENDS AND WE ARE BOTH RiCH, NEW ARTiSTS i WiSH ONLY GOOD THiNGS FOR EVERYONE” (Riff Raff’s Twitter)
During a Hot 97 radio interview, New York rapper Papoose told host Peter Rosenberg why he went off on Kendrick with his “Control” remix diss track.
“Nobody is going to disrespect New York City like that, man, and kick dirt on New York City and say you the ‘King of New York’ when you not even from New York,” Pap said in an interview. “It doesn’t get no more disrespectful that that. Then, you’re a Muslim who eats pork. Are you kidding me? You don’t say that, you don’t say you’re a Muslim who eats pork. What’s that? … Nobody is going to disrespect New York while I’m breathing — that means when you disrespect New York, everything goes. It is what it is. This is hip-hop, don’t get it twisted, I’m going to go on the record and say that.” (Hot 97)
On the “Control” record, Kendrick does not hold back his lyrical wrath with dicey lines aimed a specific artists’ heads.
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 “Ballin’ Outta Control”: