Who Should Respond To Kendrick Lamar’s “King Of New York” Boast?
“I’m Makaveli’s offspring, I’m the king of New York/King of the Coast, one hand, I juggle them both.”
“I’m usually homeboys with the same niggas I’m rhymin’ 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 Mills, A$AP Rocky, Drake/Big Sean, Jay Electron’, Tyler, Mac Miller/I got love for you all but I’m tryna murder you niggas/Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you niggas/They dont wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you niggas”
Last night, Twitter went crazy.
Funkmaster Flex premiered one of Big Sean’s tracks that didn’t make the cut for Hall Of Fame. “Control (HOF)” features a dark beat by No I.D., but due to sample clearances, the seven-minute affair will live on the Internet. So after several listens, what’s the takeaway? Kendrick bodies the beat. No wait, K. Dot murders it, blasting everyone from Big Sean to Drake and even claims he’s the King of New York.
The discussion is far from over. During the wee hours of the night, hip-hop heads and rappers commented on Kendrick’s verse. His call to arms definitely put a battery pack in the backs of a few MCs, who are more than likely cooking up their responses right now. We’ve got our fingers crossed that someone from NY will step up and put on for their city.
In the meantime, who do you think should respond first? Joey Bada$$ seemed adamant to fire off some rhymes, as well as Fab who tweeted this morning, “any studios open yet?” We’re waiting NY…