A Timeline Of Responses To Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse

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It has been a little more than 48 hours since the occupying force of Kendrick Lamar declared himself “King Of New York” on his monumental verse on Big Sean’s “Control.” Hip-Hop has been served notice that Kendrick has claimed superiority over his peers, putting himself on the pedestal of the greats.

Newtonian physics tell us that “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” You didn’t really think hip-hop wouldn’t respond to this, did you? Over the last 36 hours, hip-hop has responded in force. Some find Kendrick’s braggadocio refreshing while others find the Good Kid’s gall to rather offensive.

XXL has compiled a comprehensive list of all the responses that Kendrick has gotten. All of the tweets, interviews, videos and songs have been assembled into one convenient place of record.— Additional Reporting By Miranda J.

  • Infinite8

    ON EVERY WEBSITE!!! THERE IS A MILLION COMMENTS ABOUT KENDRICKS LYRICS!! I bet Kendrick never ever expected this type of response from the whole damn world!! NOW EVERYBODY WANNA KNOW WHO IS KENDRICK LAMAR AND WHAT HAS HE DONE!! HE got Phil Jackson replying to his lyrics!! REALLY!! Unbelievable!!! CRAZY!!!

  • BrianRaider

    Shit Is Crazy Man! Fuckin Crazy! But Good Crazy You Know?!? With One Verse Kendrick Put All These Rappers On Their A Game! To Say This Is Good For Hip Hop Is An Understatement. Hip Hop Was Already Alive & Well But Kendrick… Hmmm Whats A Good Word For This… Um… This Dude Resuscitated Hip Hop! He Revitalized It! Fuckin Awesome! And Then Its Like His Track Record Was Already Superb! This Is History We Witnessing!

  • D. Rose in the paint

    They have a site with all of the reponses w w w. kendrickresponses. c o m

    • George O Sneed Jr

      I’ll bet Big Sean is happy. That single will likely go platinum.

      • JC

        nah he salty bout dot getting all the buzz right before sean’s album lmfao!

        • loyal_ethics

          so true I was saying the same thing LOL

  • Ashkid

    Funny how all the NYC rappers only heard “I’m the King of New York”.. then they went crazy. Like OMG WTF, did he just claim to be the King of New York? A Compton rapper?

    “I’m Makaveli’s offspring, I’m the King of New York”…he means he’s a product of 2Pac, a product of Biggie, he’s both, with one hand he can take on that task..ie. I juggle em both.

    Calm down New York. It took this one guy for you guys to NOW realize you need to step up your game? Otherwise if he didn’t, the South would still reign.

    • Kim Ber Lee

      YESSSSSS…. school these simpletons! All these abc azz raps got them unable to read and comprehend.

  • Dean Clarkson

    I hope this washes all the bullshit rappers away!

    I bet Rick Ross is still reading the lyrics scratching his balls

  • Commissioner Fuego Roseman

    Kendrick Killed New York with a part of a verse lol.. These niggas spooked lol.

    • Jonathan

      your funny listen to The Underachievers they will murder Kendrick but are not known very well

  • Spaid

    Why isnt Shizzy Sixx response on here!? That was the best one! And I heard this dude Charlie Muscle response and it was more of a response to the fans saying this started years ago and real rap is still going on just got to find the few real artists!

    • John D. Reynolds III

      Shizzy response was raw !!!

  • RIPP5TAR PLAYURRCLIQ

    HE DID THAT TO CHANG THE GAME AWAY FROM THE BUDDY BUDDY N EFFEMINATE SWAG.. STILL DONT MEAN HE THE GREATEST… JORDAN WAS THE GREATEST WE SEEN IN THE NBA, DOESNT MEAN SOME GUY UP NORTH WHO DIDNT HAVE HIS LUCK WASNT BETTER THAN DUDE… KNOW DAT

  • NoName

    Pun’s son Chris Rivers dropped a response too, that should be included

  • illive music

    if you like Kendricks music & verse you will like Kadeve’s music. With all the talk about lyrics and content, Kadeve, Kendrick, and a few other West Coast artists are trying to re-establish the west coast, and get rid of the trendy ratchet jerk music that has over consumed our region for the last 5 years. Search Kadeve on tweet my song and DL some FREE music or go to iTunes and get his NEW album The Bear The Star Da King TODAY!

  • krossoverking

    Fleece Johnson response: incoming

  • Kevin Ramos

    you see this be that west coast, showing the east coast that the west its where its at…the response disses ain’t gunna phase kendrick….but you let kendrick phase you, L.A man….CPT!