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C.O.B. Radio host Crooked I tackles Kendrick Lamar’s controversial “Control” verse. After not making the cut onto Big Sean’s upcoming Hall Of Fame LP, the G.O.O.D. Music artist decided to leak the track which features Lamar and Jay Electronica. After aiming his cross hairs at his peers and proclaiming himself the “King of New York,” the world of Hip Hop has been turned upside down and the Slaughterhouse MC decides to weigh in on the situation.

Crooked I points out that not one rapper who was named directly by Lamar has even responded and explains how the TDE rapper’s verse has ignited an appreciation for lyricism in Hip Hop once again. As the first rapper to respond to Kendrick, Crooked talks fellow Slaughterhouse member Joell Ortiz’s lyrical comeback and dispels any rumors that the West Coast doesn’t boast some of the finest lyricists in the rap game. The Long Beach native also says Tupac was the last true “King of the West” and announces he would like to see Slaughterhouse and TDE combine forces for a powerhouse collaboration.

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3 Responses to "Crooked I Talks Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse, Lyricism, 2Pac + More"
  • WuBrotha#1 says:

    I would not expect anybody called out to respond abruptly. This is a game of chess. A freestyle, be it on the beat (a no no IMHO) or otherwise would leave too much vulnerability. Chill until you’re a guest on a track or on your album would seem more effective. Crooked I made a solid point about Pac uniting the whole coast though, and being the last King of the Coast.

  • K.Drifta says:

    That style is not the one that impressed me with Kendrick Lamar. Like Crooked I said, in the mainstream, it caused mayhem. I was thinking about how Kendrick Lamar said “I usually chill with you niggas but I am trying to murder you niggas”, or something to that effect. Thought that was kind of weird that he said it like that. He did more to put drama in the Rap Game than “raise the bar”. Like he adds on the Love and Hip Hop, Housewives etc… all that drama. I believe he disrespected also, he might as well have dissed Nas, Jay Z and Eminem. I remember when the Game was trying to diss Jay Z. When I first heard Kendrick it was only that ‘Average Joe’ song and then ‘BarbWire’, ‘Alien Girl’. His lyricism just seemed more advanced and on a different level. His aggressive style is ok, but all the name-dropping is cheap. There are better

  • K.Drifta says:

    ways to “raise the bar”. Doing things like what Kendrick Lamar did on the Control verse does not personify the complete attitude of Hip Hop. It almost feels like an industry/label move to get ratings or something. Just my opinion.

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