Kendrick Lamar Control, Kendrick Lamar started a hip-hop battle royale Monday when he called out rappers by name with his verse in Big Sean’s Control.
Lamar dropped the gauntlet with a chorus that included these lyrics: “I’m usually homeboys with the same n—– I’m rhymin’ with/But this is hip-hop and them n—– 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—–.”
By Wednesday, all sorts of artists, including Lupe Fiasco and B.o.B., had taken the challenge. (Note: Links lead to audio with explicit language.)
In SLR 2, Lupe Fiasco rapped, “N—- you ain’t Nas, n—- you ain’t Jay Z/You will respect me, you will reject me/But I’ve done so much, no matter how far you go, you will reflect me