Sunday, September 15, 2013
Kendrick Lamar is in Control (My take on the K.L Control verse)
Control Audio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N05cuv5rUE
So I said I would give my take on that infamous Kendrick Lamar "Control" verse and here it is... Kudos!!!! Mr. Lamar, for challenging these rap cats! I mean come on a little healthy competition is always good. Now I've heard quite a few responses to his verse and I say to the responders "ok, cool you responded, now what are you going to do now to heighten your music?" I mean because clearly he was calling folks out because he knows their potential, have seen their work, and he has actually worked with a few of them before this project. I know Big Sean was like "damn man, I gave him a verse on my record and he murdered it.” I like how everybody is all in a frenzy about not liking it because he named dropped some of his peers, but what you gone do about it? I don't think it's a cause of alarm to beef, tweef, or any other hater inspired action. I do think it calls for rappers to really come with their A game. Sure we know your quantity of work but what is your quality? I want to see more rappers use their minds to lyrically transport me into their rhymes like Biggie or Tupac. I want to feel that you eat, shit, and bleed the shit that you talking about. He mentioned J. Cole and personally I love dudes records and did I mention Born Sinner came out the same day as Yezzus and I listened only once to Kanye's before I just rocked with J. Cole's. I honestly feel like Kendrick Lamar saw this as a personal way to reach his colleagues that he does feel is influential in the rap game. I mean actual rappers. Not bubble gum rappers, not the Kmart Kid rappers even though they sound better than some mainstream guys. The fact that Kendrick Lamar took it to that level shows he's ballsy and isn't afraid to strike a nerve. He definitely did that and I hope that will jump start the heartbeat of rap again. It needed that defibrillator called Kendrick. Above I have included the control song for those of you that apparently live under a rock. I have also included some of the responses from various rappers below.
The infamous lyrics for your viewing purposes:
Rappers that Responded
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