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Lupe Fiasco Says Kendrick Lamar Is Not A Top Tier Lyricist

In the eyes of many Hip-Hop fans, Chicago’s Lupe Fiasco was an exciting addition to the music and culture during the mid-2000s. In his first two albums, a slew of

Ab-Soul Hasn’t Forgotten Who Dissed Kendrick. This Black Hippy Goes To War. (Audio)

In February of this year, just hours before Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy Awards grabs, Jay Electronica declared war. The Roc Nation veteran, who had stood beside K-Dot during 2013’s “Control” moment,

Kendrick Lamar & Big Sean Are Together For The 1st Time Since “Control” On “Holy Key” (Audio)

Nearly 3 years ago Big Sean released a song that had been left on the cutting room floor for his album Hall Of Fame, due to clearance issues. When that

ScHoolboy Q Thinks Guns Should Be Taken Away From EVERYBODY (Video)

Anyone who has listened to a ScHoolboy Q album knows that he keeps it all the way real with his vivid depictions of gangsta life. Rather than glorify the lifestyle,

Jay Electronica Aims To Crash The Grammy Party With This Controversial Song (Audio)

Jay Electronica is not among the artists up for a Grammy nomination tonight (February 15). However, the Roc Nation MC seemingly aimed to crash the party with his latest song,

Finding The GOAT (Round 3): Drake vs. Kendrick Lamar…Who You Got?

We have reached the third round in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). With 42 MCs remaining, we are asking you to help us

Big K.R.I.T. Claims King Of The South & Says He Bested “Your Favorite Rapper” Too (Audio)

Guaranteed, you’ve never heard Big K.R.I.T. this confident, this unleashed… Track 7 from Cadillactica (November 11), “King Of The South” is a bold statement. With an in-your-face beat, Krizzle matches

Kendrick Lamar Discusses His Control Verse 1-Year Later (Video)

Kendrick Lamar dropped by Power 106 and while there was reminded the 1-year anniversary of the verse that shook up the Hip-Hop world had recently passed (8/13). 13 months removed

Kendrick Lamar Controls The 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher

Hot off the presses from Atlanta, Kendrick Lamar “killed” this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher, and we were there to witness it. Symbolic of what Kendrick’s Control verse did to

Breeze Brewin – Brew”IN Control

It would take a week’s vacation to sift through all of the “Control” responses. Personally speaking, I thought a lot of them were misguided and quick pleas for a fast-saturated

Drake Speaks on Kendrick Lamar’s Control Verse (Food for Thought)

Drake broke his silence on Kendrick Lamar’s Control verse and has provided the best response yet (IMHO), calm, to the point and brimming with confidence.  The way it should be.

Kendrick Lamar Speaks on His Control Verse and Working on a New Album (Audio)

Kendrick Lamar has now spoken at length about his Control verse. He clarifies that the King of New York line was misunderstood, talks of speaking with Diddy and Jay Z

Joey Bada$$ – Killuminati Pt. 2 (Kendrick Lamar Response)

It might have taken a little longer than anticipated, but one of the most vocal artists on Twitter when it came to “Control” has dropped the hashtags and picked up

Snoop Discusses Kendrick Lamar’s Control Verse & His Infamous Speech at the Source Awards (Video)

Snoop knows a little something about East Coast/West Coast rivalry. That makes his take on Kendrick Lamar’s Control verse a bit more insightful. Check out this video of him discussing

Skillz Speaks on Kendrick’s “Control” Freestyle (Video)

Although the initial tidal wave of Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse seems to be dying down, opinions about what has taken place in Hip-Hop over the past 11-12 days are still

Bumpy Knuckles – New York, Where You At?

Bumpy Knuckles goes in on a slowed down version of the beat Diamond D used on I’m Outta Here. It’s more OG New York pride than a response to Kendrick.

Joe Budden – Control Freestyle

Joe Budden joins his Slaughterhouse brother Joell Ortiz in responding to Kendrick Lamar–and he names names too…He also reps heavy for New York legends he thinks were disrespected like The

Nice Guys Finish First…But Not By Playing Nice

Kendrick Lamar and Big K.R.I.T. After the late 2000s breakthrough of Blu, Thurz, Fashawn and Torae, it is these two men that truly opened me up to what I considered

Papoose – Control (Kendrick Lamar Response)

Out of all the responses to Kendrick Lamar’s verse, Papoose’s is BY FAR the most personal. Papoose takes aim at K. Dot (and damn near every other commercially successful rapper)

Talib Kweli Speaks on Kendrick Lamar’s Verse (Video)

Talib Kweli has provided one of the most thoughtful responses to Kendrick Lamar’s verse so far. In this extended interview, he talks about Kendrick’s progression as an MC, the fact

Astro – KONY (Prod. Statik Selektah)

Astro has dropped one of the better response records so far to Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Control. In the first verse, Astro answers most of Kendrick’s assertions point by point.

9th Wonder & Young Guru (and Parfit from AFH…) Discuss Kendrick Lamar’s Control Verse (Video)

36 hours after Kendrick Lamar set the Internet on fire with his verse claiming the title of King of New York (and Hip-Hop generally), the debate continues. I had the

Big Sean – Control ft Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica

DAMN. Kendrick Lamar just lyrically assassinated an entire generation of MCs–and he named names!! J. Cole, Drake, Wale, Meek Mill, Big KRIT, Pusha T? All got murked on one record.