Kendrick Lamar claimed four of the top 10 trending terms on Twitter this morning due to his new verse on Big Sean’s song Control.
So what’s the big deal? Well, Lamar basically called out every other singer working today and told them that he was the king (of New York and California) and that he was working to steal all of their hardcore fans.
But Lamar’s verse really wasn’t all that intimidating. Or creative. Or good.
The singer basically says “these guys are all my friends and are great singers but I would really appreciate it if some of their fans would listen to my music.” DAMN! That’s some nasty stuff right there.
After the song dropped last night Twitter lit up with comments. Most of which were making fun of Lamar.
https://t.co/5KHOQLNE2w RT @LupeFiasco: We all rap. Some of us just rap to rap but others of us RAP.
— Persian (@ThatPersianGuy) August 13, 2013
Big Sean heard Kendricks verse and was lik this pic.twitter.com/JG3GN5czL1
— ASVP CVYKE$ (@iamhusk) August 13, 2013
— Dom Hennedy (@CoryTownes) August 13, 2013
Of course, some people saw it as an epic throwdown. British GQ actually called Kendrick Lamar’s verse the greatest of 2013. That might be a stretch right there but it definitely had some fans.
My reaction after hearing Kendrick Lamar’s verse pic.twitter.com/sxbvCOvscG” @ConnorG1212 @ChrisCarfaro @JayRadd78
— Stephan Quatorze (@Steph_Quatorze) August 13, 2013
The face on every rapper, fan, ball player, CEO, congressman, AND Obama after hearing Kendrick Lamar’s verse. pic.twitter.com/INxQfeqHZh
— oxymoron (@artfulXIVdodger) August 13, 2013
Drake gonna hit Kendrick Lamar’s phone like. . . . pic.twitter.com/s8ltl3pfCN
— Mike Ruga (@MikeRuga) August 13, 2013
What did you think of Kendrick Lamar’s verse? Did he call out everybody in the rap game? Or did he politely ask for more fans?