A Timeline Of Responses To Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse
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.
08/12/13 - 11: 33 p.m. - Lupe Fiasco starts to cryptically tweet ghost-written responses for popular rappers to "Control."
08/13/13 - 12:12 a.m. - Trinidad Jame$ declares his belief that Kendrick is not disrespecting anybody with his verse.
08/13/13 - 1: 38 a.m. - Consequence tweets that song will only bother "whack rappers."
08/13/13 - 2:26 a.m. - Prodigy thinks Kendrick's verse dope and doesn't care what you think.
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...
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 - 9:56 p.m. - Mysonne releases "Uncontrollable" in response to Kendrick.
08/13/13 - 10:35 p.m. - Los drops his freestyle in response.
08/14/13 - 1: 30 a.m. - Former XXL Freshman Mickey Factz delivers a response on his new song, "South Park."
08/14/13 - 3:00 a.m. - Lupe Fiasco drops "SLR 2" in response to Kendrick.
08/14/13 - 8:30 a.m. - In an interview with Revolt TV, Jay Electronica declares "Control is a good for rap music."
08/14/13 - 1:50 p.m. - Big Sean speaks on his "Control" verse
08/14/13 - 7:04 p.m. - Ransom drops his version of "Control"
08/14/13 - 7:15 p.m. - J.R. Writer joins the fray with "Control Yourself"
08/14/14 - 03:15 p.m. - Joell Ortiz tells Vlad TV on why he wouldn't stand for Kendrick's "King Of New York" line
08/14/14 - 6:45 p.m. - In an interview with HipHopDX, Iggy Azalea says Kendrick's verse was "over-sensationalized."
08/15/14 - 12:35 a.m. - Wale tells TMZ he feels that "he's the best rapper on the planet."
8/15/14 - 5:01 p.m. - In an video with VladTV, Talib Kweli speaks on the "controversy."
08/16/14 - 1:00 p.m. - Maino Thinks New York Rap Lost Its Culture
08/16/14 - 3:31 p.m. - Papoose On His Kendrick Response Verse: “If You Disrespect New York, I Disrespect You”
08/17/14 - 1:25 p.m. - Joe Budden claps back at Kendrick Lamar with "Lost Control".
08/18/14 - 12:44 a.m. - Uncle Murda enters the fray with "The Response."