Rapper also calls out Drake and Tyler, The Creator on track
The track ‘Control (HOF)’ was set to appear on Big Sean’s new LP ‘Hall Of Fame’, set for release on August 27, but according to Pitchfork it was dropped from the tracklisting due to issues with sample clearing. However, the song has now been made available online – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen.
In his verse, Lamar discusses who the greatest rappers of all time are, stating: “I heard the barbershops spittin’ great debates all time time/ Bout who’s the best MC? Kendrick, Jigga and Nas/ Eminem, Andre 300, the rest of y’all new niggas just new niggas, don’t get involved.”
He then pledges to “murder” his competitors – a list which also includes Tyler, The Creator and Big Sean himself – despite having “love for you all”, stating: “I’m usually homeboys with the same niggas I’m rhyming with/ But this is hip-hop and them niggas should know what time it is/ And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, 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 trying to murder you niggas“.
Kendrick Lamar recently topped a poll of the Hottest MCs in the world, finishing above 2 Chainz, Kanye West and Rick Ross. The MTV list rewarded Lamar based on a combination of rhyme skill, flow, buzz, commercial success, business ventures, web presence, and cultural influence. Speaking about the accolade, he said: “It’s very important for hip-hop. I love that they have debates like that. We need that. It’s still competitive and I’m trying to compete with everybody to be the best.”
The rapper released his debut album ‘Good Kid, mAAd City’ towards the end of 2012.