New York rapper Fred the Godson and Atlanta’s B.o.B are the latest hip-hop artists to shoot out responses to Kendrick Lamar‘s dicey “Control” record which took aim at a slew of notable entertainers.
Instead of taking the subtle approach, Fred goes directly at Lamar’s neck with his new anthem.
It’s only just beginning. First it was Joell Ortiz. Now, Fred The Godson sends some shots at Kendrick Lamar after his “Control” verse with “Say My Name.” The Bronx rapper kicks things off with a few lines about having the guns to go, and references Lamar’s “Swimming Pools” while also going back and forth about rappers from the East and West Coasts. (Complex)
Lamar’s “Control” verse even motivated B.o.B. to drop a few of his own lines.
Straying away from the original instrumental, B.o.B goes the eclectic route for his response to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse. No names are mentioned, but borrowing flows familiar to artists such as Lamar and recently Drake/Migos, Bobby Ray reminds us why he’s a premier lyricist and overall artist. The ATLien playfully closes out his rebuttal by playing the guitar, this marks the second artist not mentioned in Kendrick’s vicious verse to deliver a song. “Ain’t no rappers on my list. Come holler at me when you’re done riding each other’s d*ck.” (Miss Info TV)
Slaughterhouse’s Joell Ortiz went as far as to drop a response track toward 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 Control”)
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 both tracks: