Kendrick Lamar’s verse on the Big Sean track “Control” has pretty much the topic of discussion amongst Hip-Hop fans new and old along with fellow artists since it was released Monday night. It’s definitely one of my favorite verses of 2013 and I love that Lamar has put the feeling of competition back into mainstream Rap music. I pretty much lost faith in the competitive edge amongst peers after hearing the 4 minute circle jerk song “No New Friends” and this pretty much Mortal Kombat leg swept the idea of artists taking it easy on each other.
Now with all that said Kendrick is inspiring some trash artists to get back in the booth. Between Tyga, Hurricane Chris, Soulja Boy talking about “I got some shit” and artists taking issue with the verse and recording responses I don’t think anyone really wanted them to do, I can see myself getting tired of (Response to “Control”) popping up in my email by tonight. There have already been about 10 different tracks responding to the verse and I refuse to post them all, I don’t want this being the new “A Milli” freestyle. These right here are my favorite responses and a dope assessment of the strength of the line. Enjoy.
Sidebar: I am eagerly awaiting Joe Budden’s and Grafh’s responses. The tracks weren’t finished at the time of this post.
Cassidy – Control Freestyle
My favorite assessment of the whole situation so far is courtsey of 9th Wonder and Young Guru via Nodfactor.com.