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--."