After Monday's late night release of "Control" by Big Sean featuring Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica 3, rappers have come out with musical responses to Lamar's demolishing verse which goes like this:
"I'm usually homeboys with the same niggas I'm rhymin with, but this is hip hop and them niggas 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 niggas. Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you niggas. They don't wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you niggas."
A few seconds before Lamar references some people he's comparable to in the rap game such as Nas, Andre 3000, Hov, and Eminem.
The first to respond to this was New York rapper Joell Ortiz and he surely didn't take Lamar claiming to be the King of New York lightly. He starts off the "Control" freestyle with, "I ain’t even gotta give this too much thought/Joell Ortiz won every war that he ever fought/This ain’t no different, I’m listening, you the king of New York?/ Lil homie you ain’t the king of New York, you the next thing on my fork.” Apparently, Joell Ortiz can stomach him. Ortiz then goes on to diss "rich rappers" and their accolades, "fashion rappers" and their jeans that can barely zip. Then Ortiz shows Lamar why he could claim to be King Cali but prefers to be New York all day. Listen to the monsters he spits below.
Next to the plate with a Kendrick Lamar response was Hustle Gang rapper B.o.B. with "How 2 Rap." B.o.B starts off spitting over Lamar's "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" beat where he attempts to emulate the sound Kendrick had on the joint. Shortly after that he goes back to being B.o.B he raps, "I know that I'm shining I know that I'm shining don't worry cause you can find shade in my shadow. From my point of view there's so many dead rappers, shit we need a memorial banner. " B.o.B then raps about criticism he's received about his image throughout the years and then says, "Matter of the fact I find this rap shit boring man I'm over it. Gimme my guitar pick Imma show you shit," and ironically concludes "How 2 Rap" with a guitar solo. Listen below.
Soon after "How 2 Rap" Baltimore rapper King Los dropped his version of "Control." Los starts off with a play on words with this:
"You are now havin' your sandwich made.
With extra mayonnaise, 808's, and a hand grenade
Cause any man could get played in my all in phase
I mean my flow passwords like the log in page -ugh
See how my last words do?
I put my log in your girl cause we past words too
Your bm just sent me a dm and you be chasin that hooker
You steady stalkin her twitter she gave me face when I booked her
She treat me like the face book logo, thats a true slut
In other words, she f'in blew me cuz I f'in blew up,"
Although this right here is clever enough Los goes even further to differentiate himself from all the rest, after showing listeners why he's in control, he gives props to Kendrick, Big Sean, and everyone that Lamar mentioned in the above verse:
"Kendrick I think you genius, J. Cole got these niggas worried
Big K.R.I.T is a southern killer, Wale is a Visionary
Pusha been pushin so long he truly defines a hustler
Meek did his time like a G, came back home and shined on them suckas
A$AP mastered the facets of fashion, snatchin the essence of his whole fam and a no man demanding a presence
This nigga Drake nice on the mic and act,
So many hits he fucked around and brought light skin back
And Big Sean you did it, you really did it, no bullshitiin,"
Fred The Godson who shared the XXL 2011 Freshman Class cover responded most recently with "Say My Name" He responds to the King of New York comment with this "You got Snopp, we got Jay, we got Nas, you got Dre. But you the king of everything? That's how you wanna play. Fred doesn't stop there he demands Lamar shows some respect as speaks about Biggie Smalls, Big Pun, and others. He also takes multiple shots at Lamar's "Swimming Pools (Drank)".
Some people are curious to see who else will respond? Will there be a collabo response? Will anybody be mentioned in that verse respond or will the they just let the friendly fire go out on its own?