Big Sean ft. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica - Control (HOF)
Have you listened to this? No, seriously. Have you listened to this? I know it’s technically Big Sean’s track but that isn’t really true, and it’s blowing up for good reason. Kendrick Lamar, Mr. Flow-For-Days himself, completely steals the track. He’s absolutely militant and locked in. It’s the verse of the summer, possibly the year. Kendrick is simply colossal. Dylan step aside, someone’s spitting hotter fire. Kendrick isn’t bashful about putting himself in the circle of rap’s most prolific emcees that are still breathing. Oh, and then there are the name drops. Wow. It’s not malicious, but he drops the names of his biggest competition like it’s nothing and in doing so reinforces what separates him from the pack of younger hip hop artists that’ve shared the spotlight in recent years. It’s just nuts.
Trying to raise the bar, Kendrick? Mission accomplished. With a verse you stepped on the neck of the game.