Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Control’ Responses: The Good, The Bad And The Super-Ugly

B.o.B, Lupe Fiasco and more use Lamar's fiery verse to release their own diss tracks, but some were more clever than others.

Ever since Kendrick Lamar dropped his fiery bars on Big Sean’s “Control,” there has been an explosion of rap responses.

None of the MCs that Kendrick namedropped in his verse have released any related music. So while Drake, J. Cole, Meek Mill and A$AP Rocky have been respectively quiet, plenty of other capable lyricists like Joell Ortiz, Lupe Fiasco, Papoose, B.o.B, Fred the Godson, Cassidy and Astro have all released response records with varying degrees of venom.

It’s getting hard to keep track, but MTV News breaks it all down for you.

The Good

Joell Ortiz, “Outta Control”
The Yaowa wasn’t mentioned by Kendrick, but that didn’t stop him from being the first to hijack the “Control” beat and get busy. “Little homey, you ain’t the king of New York/ You the next thing on my fork,” the Slaughterhouse MC spits.

Lupe Fiasco “SLR 2″
After a lengthy Twitter rant, Carrera Lu dropped the sequel to his fan-favorite “Super Lupe Raps” and takes Kendrick to task. He also gets props for using an original beat. “He so crazy, look at the little baby/ N—a you ain’t Nas, n—a you ain’t Jay Z,” he raps.

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