Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse has got a lot of rappers stepping their game up. After the initial responses of New York MCs coming at Lamar, it’s only right that the one called out comes forth and address his “King Of New York” claim. Joey Bada$$ drops his answer with “Killuminati Pt.2,” a track that’s lyrically amicable against Lamar’s declaration of competition. To sweeten the track a bit, Joey adds Buckshot’s lines in a recent interview about East Coast hip-hop: “I love the competition, but Kendrick Lamar go against the Beast Coast? I retired that level of it and now you have to deal with a brother like Joey, which is a .45 magnum with a knife at the tip and a shotgun at the end."

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