Big Sean couldn’t get this one cleared for his upcoming album Hall of Fame, but he was kind enough to gift us with it anyway. The 7 and a half-minute track (with a beat courtesy of NO I.D.) includes features from Jay Electronica and Kendrick Lamar…who snapped and sent shockwaves across the Internet with his verse–least we forget why he was crowned MTV News’ “Hottest MC” of 2012.
Competition is a part of the game, but how often do you get to hear it put into rhyme like this?
Kendrick goes for the throat, calling out his boys by name–no hard feelings though. “I’m usually homeboys with the same n—-s i’m rhymin wit/But this is hip hop and them n—-s should know what time it is/And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Wale, Pusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake Big Sean, Jay Electron’, Tyler, Mac Miller/I got love for you all but I’m tryna murder you n—-s/Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you n—-s.”
Oh, and not to mention that crowning himself “the king of New York” is sure to make a few more rappers take notice. (“I’m Machiavelli’s offspring, I’m the king of New York/King of the Coast, one hand, I juggle them both).”
They heard you Kendrick.
I hear u loud and clear my nigga… @kendricklamar
— PUSHA T (@PUSHA_T) August 13, 2013
How can yall think I’m hating on Kendrick right now? Much respect to him for bodying everybody. This day marks a new rap game kno dat. Haha
— oG $wank. (@joeyBADASS_) August 13, 2013
Any studios open yet?
— Fabolous (@myfabolouslife) August 13, 2013
A Cali nigga just said he’s the King of NY & u niggas so fucking worried about your relationships, y’all make me sick.
— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) August 13, 2013
“Since my new album #HallOfFame is avail for preorder in a couple hours Can I drop something that didnt make the album?! straight rap sh–…” Sean tweeted on Monday night. This one that didn’t make the album cuz of the sample BUT IT IS NOT no radio sh–.. Straight rap… I’m talking 7min sh–… Grimey sh–.”