"Control"- Big Sean (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica)

Big Sean just dropped off a new song, “Control,” a song that didn’t make the cut on his album due to sample clearances, and this song will be talked about for weeks to come. Not because of Big Sean’s verse and not because we finally get to hear more from the mysterious Jay Electronica, but because Kendrick dropped a verse that took shots at half the rappers in the game right now.

"I’m usually homeboys with the same niggas I’m rhymin’ with, but this is hip hop and them niggas should know what time it is. And that goes for Jermaine Cole, BIG K.R.I.T., Wale, Pusha T, Meek Millz, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electron’, Tyler, Mac Miller, I got love for you all, but I’m tryna murder you niggas. Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you niggas, They don’t wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you niggas."

These were not subliminal shots. While stating that he had love for them all, he simultaneously sent out warning shots. In a rap game where subliminals are now the norm, Kendrick wasn’t having it. This may easily be verse of the year. He took shots at the two people he was on the song with! On Big Sean’s song! “Sample clearances” lol low key Big Sean took this song off the album because Kendrick’s verse would have been the best verse on the album. Period. Haha I can’t wait to see the fallout from this. Enjoy.

-HB