Brooklyn rapper Uncle Murda a.k.a. UM has released a new track titled “The Response” in light of Kendrick Lamar proclaiming himself the new “King of New York” on Big Sean‘s “Control” anthem.
On the record, Murda applauds K. Dot for speaking out but also questions his true intentions.
“Everybody like, ‘You heard what that n*gga said?’ N*ggas getting offended/Everybody running to the studio, to try and make a diss record about Kendrick/Tell Kendrick I ain’t mad at him, this exactly what the game needed/Everybody wanna be homeboys/Rap’s competition, start competing/Calling n*ggas names out, Kendrick, I thank you/But saying you the king, n*ggas want me to spank you/I’m like, ‘Yeah, I heard what Kendrick said but lil’ homie ain’t a threat’/Maybe if Game or Snoop said it, then I’d be more upset/Jay not dead, Nas alive/You the king, come on Kendrick, how that sound? … How you gonna claim something that you not?/Oh, I get it, this n*gga wanna be 2Pac/Well I’m a West Coast Crip on a Blood block/Kicking it with Bloods talking about all the Bloods I shot/King of Oakland, why you ain’t say that?/’Cause them n*ggas that robbed 2 Chainz don’t play that/’D*mn Murda, I know you ain’t say that” (“The Response”)
The East New York rapper also reserves a few bars for Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy and his former protégé Ma$e.
“First 50, now Drake trying to bring Ma$e back/But P. Diddy wanna get paid/He ain’t letting n*ggas eat off a n*gga he made/And son, I can’t front, I respect that/Puff’s like, ‘Y’all know what I want, where the check at?'” (“The Response”)
Heading into the weekend, fellow Brooklyn rapper Maino said New York emcees have no one to blame but themselves for allowing K. Dot to feel confident enough to go for the NY title.
“It’s kind of good that it happened because I feel like here, we kind of did a lot of d*ck-sucking, a lot of c*ck-licking for a long time,” Maino explained. “We lost our culture, it’s no such thing as a New York sound anymore. Look at Kendrick Lamar’s perspective though. Here’s a guy from Cali, he comes here, he had the number one album in the country at one point, he comes here, he sells out Roseland Ballroom, he gets more spins on New York radio than New York artists. If I was doing it in LA, I’d be the King of LA too. So, from a competitive rap standpoint, I see where he was able to say that at.” (Street Heat TV)
Brooklyn rapper Papoose shared a different perspective and dropped his “Control” remix diss record at Lamar this week.
“Tell Kendrick and TDE they need to lay off the PCP/ Far from the king, this is the city of BDP/ You’ll never be a real west coast artist like Eazy E/ You f*cking joke, we laughing at you like hehehe/ Ya’ll probably stick dildos in each other like Stevie G/ I mean Stevie J on that sex tape with E-V-E/Lil’ Sean, Big Sean, let me see ID/Why you always say B.I.G.?/You ain’t Bigge, you could D.I.E/Every time I hear you, you getting cornier like E-Y-E.” (“Control” Remix)
Check out Uncle Murda’s “The Response” track: