Big Sean drops an explosive leftover from his Hall of Fame recording sessions. On the seven-and-a-half-minute track “Control,” which didn’t make the album because of a clearance sample, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper goes off, but it’s Kendrick Lamar who has the music world in a frenzy over his venomous verse.
“I’m Makaveli’s offspring/ I’m the king of New York/ King of the coasts/ One hand I juggle them both,” raps the Compton MC over the No I.D.-produced beat.
He also takes aim at his peers and no one’s safe. “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 ni**as/ Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you ni**as.”
As of this morning, Pusha T, Mac Miller and Big K.R.I.T are up for the friendly battle as they were the only ones who responded:
Pusha T: I hear u loud and clear my n-gga… @kendricklamar
Big K.R.I.T: “This is Gladiator Shit”…Gotta give the people what they want.
Mac Miller: If I can’t do no more nouns or verbs ima start comin with the wildest adjective bars that anyone has ever heard.
And here’s a few reactions from rappers/producers who were not mentioned, which speaks volumes on the respect that Kendrick has in Hip Hop.
Joe Budden: @kendricklamar u my n-gga 4 life bro…. But u gon learn today.
Just Blaze: I never really tweet about music. But good lord.. @kendricklamar just like.. Bodied everyones entire year’s worth of raps lol.
Trinidad James: I don’t feel like @kendricklamar dissed anybody. He just has moved up to another level. Y’all late overly dedicated nigga! Bruh been fire!!!
Tyga: That kendrick verse crazy! I gotta get back on my own shi.ain’t gon lie I made so much $ I lost sum inspiration for music.#Inspired rite now
Talib Kweli: Y’all New York Rappers ready to stop rapping like y’all from down south yet? #kingofny
Fabolous: Any studios open yet?
Meanwhile, Big Sean explained why the track didn’t make the album last night via Twitter:
Since my new album #HallOfFame is avail for preorder in a couple hours Can I drop something that didnt make the album?! straight rap sh-t. This one that didn’t make the album cuz of the sample BUT IT IS NOT no radio sh-t.. Straight rap… I’m talking 7min sh-t… Grimey sh-t.