Not even a year into his debut release of good kid, m.A.A.d city, and now — Kendrick Lamar has an epiphany on the face of hip-hop. On Big Sean’s newest track that has been released “Control“, Lamar gives us his insight of who he’ll be willing to knock out the game like dominos.
He raps, “I’m usually homeboys with the same n*ggas I’m rhymin with, but this is hip-hop and them n*ggas 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“. Before ending a jaw-dropping verse, K. Dot also added “Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you n*ggas. They don’t wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you n*ggas,“. The Compton reside, TDE, artist also crowned himself as King of New York.
In 2006, Nas dubbed that hip-hop died due to the detour that hip-hop has went through. Seven years later Kendrick Lamar gives us the platform to place hip-hop back on track. Will it fall through? Will music be solely about lyrics over beats and hooks again? Only the artist can give us the ingredients to spice hip-hop back up.
“Control”, that also features Jay Electronica was recorded for Big Sean’s Hall of Fame album, but did not make the cut because of sample clearance. Hall of Fame will be available in stores and online on August 27. Pre-order the album today.