Applaud this man. Hip hop is about wordplay, plain and simple. The way an artist can get my attention is with two things: 1) The ability to put their words together and 2) The sound of hunger on the track. Kendrick did both on this one. What stood out to me is the intensity in his cadence and that just made me want to:
As far as the verse about murdering his competition please see my statement above. The next line is about making sure their core fan base doesn’t even remember them, because he’s that man. I am sure someone will try to take it literally and will pen a piece about violence in hip hop, but this isn’t what that was about.
And some where……Aubrey is crying……I know he will be on my prayer list tonight.
- Wow! Kendrick Lamar Just Murdered the Rap Game with “Control” Verse (everyjoe.com)
- Big Sean – Control(HOF) (ft. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica) (deadendhiphop.com)
- Kendrick Lamar is claiming the title of THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE… By Any Means Necessary (urbgasmdotcom.wordpress.com)