Kendrick Lamar's solo on the Big Sean song "Control" hit the radio airwaves Monday night, and it quickly ignited a rappers' Twitter war.
According to Billboard, the track, also featuring Jay Electronica, won't be Sean's upcoming "Hall of Fame" album (due to copyright issues). Which is too bad, because Lamar's featured verse basically calls out every major rapper -- including Big Sean himself, and others with whom Lamar has collaborated with over the years. In the lengthy solo, Lamar basically proclaims himself the best in hip-hop and challenges other rappers to prove him wrong.
"I'm usually homeboys with the same (n-word) I'm rhyming' with/ But this is hip-hop and them (n-word) 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 tryin' murder you (n-word)/ Tryin' to make sure your core fans never heard of you (n-word)/ They don't wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you (n-word)," Lamar raps on the song.
He adds, "What is competition? I'm tryin' to raise the bar high. Who trying to jump and get it?"
Well ... there you have it.
Social media has since blown up about he song. Twitter was dominated by reaction to the track, with camps divided into discussing (if that's the right word for it) who did and who didn't get referenced in the song. Hip-hoppers like Pusha T., Missy Elliott and Diddy praised Lamar's attempt to ignite competition within the genre, which some say has all but disappeared. Lamar claims he's "Makaveli's offspring/ I'm the king of New York/ King of the coast."