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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.


The Debut...

08/12/13 - 9:53 p.m. - Big Sean announces that he will debut a new song on Funkmaster Flex's radio show later tonight.

08/12/13 - 10:00 p.m. - Funkmaster Flex debuts Big Sean's "Control" featuring Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica on The Funkmaster Flex Show on Hot 97. Kendrick Lamar declares himself "King Of New York" declaring his superiority over a litany of popular rappers like Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electronica, Meek Mill, Mac Miller, A$AP Rocky, Pusha T and J. Cole.

Initial Response...

08/12/13 - 10:33 pm. -   Joey Bada$$ dismisses Big Sean's verse on Twitter.

08/12/13 - 11:03 p.m. - Joey Bada$$ rhetorically asks New York for his support.
08/12/13 - 11:44 p.m. - Pusha T responds directly Kendrick Lamar.

08/12/13 - 11:49 p.m.- Fabolous dismisses Kendrick's King Of New York candidacy.

08/12/13 - 11:50 p.m. - Big K.R.I.T. says Kendrick's verse is "gladiator shit."

08/12/13 - 11:58 p.m. - Royce Da 5'9" offers enthusiastic praise for the verse.



08/13/13 - 12:12 a.m. - Trinidad Jame$ declares his belief that Kendrick is not disrespecting anybody with his verse.

08/12/13 - 12: 21 a.m. - Diddy declares his shock over the song on Twitter.

08/13/13 - 12:56 a.m. - Crooked I ponders the immediate future.

08/13/13 - 1: 25 a.m - N.O.R.E. complains that fans are asking him for a response saying that "it's the new generation's turn."

08/13/13 - 1: 38 a.m. - Consequence tweets that song will only bother "whack rappers."

08/13/13 - 1:41 a.m. - Bun B compares Kendrick's verse to his legendary verse from UGK's "Murder."

08/13/13 - 1:47 a.m. - B.o.B  tweets that rappers better be "recording their asses off."

08/13/13 - 2:20 a.m. - Killer Mike tweets that Kendrick wouldn't dare come at him.

08/13/13 - 2:26 a.m.  - Prodigy thinks Kendrick's verse dope and doesn't care what you think.

08/13/13 - 3:34 a.m. - Mac Miller responds to Kendrick's song in good humor. Declaring if he can't use verbs and nouns, he'll use the "wildest adjectives."

Gearing Up...

08/13/13 - 7:20 a.m. - Fabolous asks if their are any studios open in New York yet.

08/13/13 - 8:08 a.m. - Talib Kweli wonders if New York rappers have "stopped rapping like they were from the South yet?"

08/13/13 - 9:30 a.m. - The CDQ version of Big Sean's "Control" hits the internet.
08/13/13 - 10:11 a.m. - Def Jam Founder Russell Simmons declares Kendrick's verse an instant classic.

08/13/13 - 9:41 a.m. - Action Bronson responds by saying that New York rappers only have themselves to blame for Kendrick Lamar's declaration.

08/13/13 - 9:48 a.m. - Slim Thug tweets that he's excited to see what will happen in hip-hop.

08/13/13 - 12:34 p.m. - Dipset's Jim Jones declares that he "doesn't give a fuck" about "the King Of New York."



Joel Ortiz Responds First...


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08/13/13 - 3:55 p.m. - Joell Ortiz becomes the first rapper to respond to Kendrick's verse on "Outta Control" 08/13/13 - 4: 20 p.m. - Joe Budden offers support for fellow Slaughterhouse member's Joell Ortiz's response track.

08/13/13 - 4:36 p.m. - New York producer Statik Selektah offers a free beat to rappers wanting to respond to Kendrick Lamar on Twitter.

08/13/13 - 08:04 p.m. -
08/13/13 - 9:04 p.m. - Freddie Gibbs laments the lack of beef in the rap game on Twitter.

08/13/13 - 9:43 p.m. - 50 Cent instagrams a photo in support of K. Dot.

The Flood...


08/13/13 - 10:35 p.m. - Los drops his freestyle in response.

More Responses...

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08/14/14 - 10: 10 p.m. - Kid Cudi tweets that "nobody should have responded" to the song.