As hip-hop fans anticipate lyrical responses from the eminent emcee’s, Kendrick named dropped in his verse on Big Sean’s “Control.” We can all sit back and witness the hip-hop transformation. Since Kendrick’s verse, rappers have come out the boondocks responded.
In all honesty, I only listened to one responseMost of the artist who responded were old, weak, or irrevelant. Come on Cassidy, chill for real now. You did the most with Meek Mill, give it a rest b.
One artist who responded and made the situation more interesting was hip-hop’s newcomer, Joey Bada$$ of Pro Era.
Kendrick had this to say about freshmen in the rap game: “I heard the barbershops be in great debates all the time bout who’s the best emcee Kendrick, Jigga and Nas/Eminem, Andre 3000, the rest of y’all/new n****s just new n*****s, don’t get involved.”
Despite what Kendrick said, the 18-year-old emcee from Brooklyn responded with, “Killuminati Part 2″, which addressed all his issues with Kendrick’s verse.
BadA$$ is young in the game, and has no clout compared to Kendrick. But Joey is no light weight.
He’s new to the scene and is already nominated with some of hip-hops best including Kendrick.
On Kendrick proclaiming the crown in New York, Joey said:
“Your mundane can’t obtain, the knowledge of my brain/my set told me light you up so this that propane/ It’s nathan all I gotta do is just spit a flame, no escaping, you in a swimming pool of champagne/ You set yourself up for that one mane, the king of New York? Ha! we ain’t just gon’ let that one hang/ Last n***a got dethroned and you ain’t from my zone/The rest of the real n*ggas is dead and gone.”
Bada$$ calls Kendrick the Prince of “Bel-Air”.
“I got all these rap n*ggas f*****g fearing me/Heard they was looking for war but ain’t declaring me/I’m well aware, NY not Delaware, I’m the real king fella here/you more like Prince of Bel-Air, I’m clearing the air/might fire at will, these rap n****s don’t want the static for real.”
On Aug. 12, when Big Sean released “Control”, Joey Bada$$ tweeted, “This day marks a new rap game kno dat.”
And I agree. By Joey responding, he solidified himself as an emcee to be reckoned with, thus the future of hip-hop is in great hands.