Kendrick Lamar is not on the great list of besties right now with his rap peers; Monday the "Poetic Justice" rapper decided to dis some of the hottest and most gifted in the game, on Big Seans new lp Control, as a result rappers are going all in.
USA Today reports,
Lamar dropped the gauntlet with a chorus that included these lyrics: "I'm usually homeboys with the same n----- I'm rhymin' with/But this is hip-hop and them n----- 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-----."
By Wednesday, all sorts of artists, including Lupe Fiasco and B.o.B., had taken the challenge. (Note: Links lead to audio with explicit language.)
In SLR 2, Lupe Fiasco rapped, "N---- you ain't Nas, n---- you ain't Jay Z/You will respect me, you will reject me/But I've done so much, no matter how far you go, you will reflect me.
B.o.B.'s How 2 Rap included not only his boasts — "I know that I'm shinin', I know that I'm shinin'/Don't worry, 'cause you can find shade in my shadow" — but also his instrumental prowess, when he launched into a guitar solo after saying, "Give me my guitar pick, I'll show you s---."
So now a new battle in hip hop begins, I guess it will be Kendrick Lamar verses the entire rap game. I'm wondering if this is staged because, Kendrick Lamar is such a gifted rapper, I couldn't imagine him doing this for perks. I'm saying his album was HOT on FYE, not to mention his laid back character. This just seems so un-kindred or should I say un-Kendrick. What do you think? Do you think that Kendrick Lamar's rap beef is real, or it is all stagged for more album sales.