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Big Sean Has the Situation With Kendrick Lamar Under ‘Control’ (Video)

To be clear, Big Sean declares he is NOT a ‘hoe azz n!gga’ and that he and Kendrick are cool.

“That’s my dude… He called me… it’s cool that Hip-Hop can do that without it getting all violent… I loved my verse… I think Kendrick was going in, and I think Jay Elect was going in.”

Whether it started as a calculated maneuver, or Big Sean is taking “Control” of the situation that has come about, he could come out of this whole thing looking like the genius who orchestrated the return of legit verses and lyrical battles to modern Hip-Hop.

(Respect to the homie Big Dee on ATL’s The Remix Hip-Hop Show who I first heard on-air with this Big-Sean-Is-A-Genius perspective.)


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Snoop Dogg Provides His Insight on Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Control’ Verse & Comparisons To ’95 Source Awards (Video)

ThisIs50’s Young Jack Thriller caught up with Uncle Snoop while he was in New York & asked him his opinion on Kendrick Lamar’s controversial ‘Control’ verse & to draw any comparisons to his experience during the 1995 Source Awards which allegedly feuled more of the so-called East Coast/West Coast beefs almost 20 years ago. As usual Snoop always keeps it ‘G’ & just like Maino I have to agree with many of things that he said in this interview as well.

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Nas Talks Hip-Hop’s Presence In Fashion & Culture and Gives His Response To Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Control’ Verse (Video)

Check out Nas’ response to Kendrick Lamar…

‘My response is “Wow, I love Hip-Hop right now.’

Miss Info, as an adept interviewer, tries to pull more from Nasir on the current “Control” verse controversy. But Nas is appropriately terse. Answers on that topic, and Hip-Hop’s influence and place in fashion and culture, were pointed and polite. You get the feeling that, toward the end of the clip, Nas is more ready to party than to answer more questions. Let’s go, Miss Info!

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Comedy: Hitler Responds To Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Control’ Verse (Video)

The chatter surrounding Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s “Control” record with Jay Electronica has been slowing but the responses are just coming in. Ironically Hitler was the first to vent his frustration with many rapper’s delays in striking back back at the self-proclaimed new King Of NY. Hilarious.

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Joe Budden – “Lost Control” (Freestyle) [Kendrick Response]

joe-budden-controlWe’re not going to post every ‘Control Freestyle’ response to Kendrick Lamar’s seismic verse but the one’s most people are looking forward to hearing or those that were simply outstanding like Papoose, Cassidy, & Joel Ortiz’s responses.  Even Uncle Murda’s & Atlanta emcee Yamin Semali’s responses were interesting. Joe Budden didn’t deliver a scathing diss to Kendrick Lamar with his new response but he represented the best way he could by showing that he does have bars.  As fans of hip hop music that’s all that we can really ask of all these emcees.


Papoose – “Control” (Freestyle)


Papoose comes into the fray with a worthwhile response to Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s “Control.” Pap doesn’t stop at Kendrick either… Lamar’s TDE fam, Big Sean, Kanye West, Drake… everybody can get it. Check out his “Control” freestyle here.


Yamin Semali – “Uncle Ruckus Simmons” (Russell Simmons Diss)

YaminSemali -Jayforce.comWhile most rappers are making response records to Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Control’ verse, Atlanta’s own Yamin Semali went in another direction by clearly placing Russell Simmons in his crosshairs for that ill advised, ill-timed, & unfunny ‘Harriet Tubman Sex Tape’ comedy skit that he initially endorsed. The former Def Jam head has subsequently apologized for the video, but Yamin Semali isn’t letting it slide. As timing would have it all the chatter in Hip Hop last few days has been about stepping up has been in regard to Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s “Control,” but very few are going to go in on Uncle Rush’s bad move & those in hip hop misrepresenting it. Wonder how much will said about THIS ‘Control’ verse because it’s probably the most powerful.

Listen (FREE download and lyrics available at link below) and form your own opinions. Yamin made his plain on the track.


Cassidy – “Control” (Freestyle)

cassidy-2Out of all the so-called “Control” responses to Kendrick Lamar, I felt Cassidy had the best one by far. I also enjoyed Joell Ortiz’s version, too. At the last minute as we were about to hit enter on this post a new ‘Control’ freestyle just came in from ‘Mr. Alphabetical Slaughter’ himself, Papoose. Even Papoose surprised me with his response aimed at K Dot. Yes. Papoose went in too.


Just Blaze Speaks On The Rampant Overreaction To Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Control’ Verse By Other Artists (Video)

I agree with Just Blaze’s assessment of what Kendrick Lamar was doing with his highly controversial verse on the ‘Control’ record with Big Sean & Jay Electronica. Great emcees are supposed to challenge other emcees to be better but it clearly wasn’t a diss record.


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9th Wonder & Young Guru Debate Kendrick’s “Control” Verse (Video)

Wooo! 9th Wonder said Kendrick Hall-of-Famed’ them in his verse on Big Sean’s joint we posted, “Control.” Later in their discourse, Young Guru declared that the rhyme will make emcees go to their people and ask, ‘Is this tight enough?’ BEFORE putting rhymes out …like they should always be doing anyway! Watch the clip above. Engaging conversation between two of today’s Hip-Hop heavyweights.

When answering the question, ‘How historical is an emcee’s verse?’ …the way to answer is plain and simple: Who does it get talking?

9th Wonder and Young Guru speaking on it… Score for Kendrick Lamar!

‘…came at y’all n!ggas on the sh!t that y’all complaining hasn’t been in the game… This is LYRICS! What he shot at you was LYRICS!’

Young Guru

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Big Sean feat. Kendrick Lamar x Jay Electronica – “Control”

Big-Sean-JAYFORCE.COMThis is the song that damn near shut the internet down last night & STILL has people talking today. This “Control” joint produced by NO I.D. was supposed to appear on Big Sean’s upcoming “Hall Of Fame” album but it was allegedly pulled due to sample clearance issues. I feel Big Sean & Jay Electronica did a decent job, but it’s extremely clear that Kendrick Lamar bodied this joint something terrible. Just what the game needed.