I needed something like this to pull me out of my serious writers block and a heavy schedule. I needed something that created fires and took the internet by storm. I’m talking about Big Sean’s Kendrick Lamar’s track: “Control.” Sure the track is in fact Big Sean’s but we all know who the track is really for….
Kendrick Lamar gon’ done it. He rustled up everybody’s jimmys in the rap game with what will undoubtedly be one of his most famous verses:
“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 Millz, A$AP Rocky, Drake
Big Sean, Jay Electron’, Tyler, Mac Miller
I got love for you all but I’m tryna murder you niggas”
Not only did Kendrick name call but he also donned himself “The King of New York.” Kendrick drew a lot of attention to him with this track but is that necessarily a bad thing? Besides the name dropping, Kendrick describes the status of the rap game right now. How it is becoming materialistically oriented and driven by drugs such as the culturally relevant “Molly.”
This track isn’t about dissing other rappers. He says it himself; Hip Hop requires competition to excel. It requires creativity and drive to flourish. Kendrick created a wakeup call to all rappers. He sees the hip hop game in the ruts right now and as a student of hip hop, wants to bring it back. That is all this track is. It isn’t any type of “Beef” starter but a fire should start to light under every rappers a**es at this moment. Kendrick Lamar is the new voice of Hip Hop and he is beginning a movement to establish Hip Hop into something relevant. Not materialistic. Not party oriented. But true artistic music. This track may have created a ripple in the Internet today but wait till you feel the aftershock of what Kendrick has truly begun.