It’s been weeks since Kendrick leveled out the game and now he speaks on the commotion he caused
A few weeks ago, Big Sean released a freebie that didn’t make his sophomore album Hall of Fame. When “Control (HOF)” dropped, the world went crazy over Kendrick Lamar’s verse in which he called out the rap game and it a group of rap’s elite. His intent was not to diss his fellow MC’s but to simply challenge the game and bring hip-hop to another tier.
Since then, we’ve heard responses (good, bad and unbearable) from a slew of MC’s trying to bring Kendrick down a notch but that has yet to be seen, despite a powerful response from Joell Ortiz. Now Kendrick has finally broken his silence about the verse heard around the world in a recent interview with Power 106.
“Honestly I didn’t know there would be so much speculation behind it, I just wanted to rap,” Kendrick said. The Compton native went on to clear up the air regarding his “King of New York” claim. “The irony of that line is that the people that actually understood it was the actual kings of New York. Me sitting down with them this past week, and them understanding that it’s not actually about being the king of whatever coast, it’s about leaving a mark as great as Biggie or as great as Pac.”
The full interview with Power 106 will drop tomorrow and Kendrick is also expected to stop by Hot 97 tomorrow morning.