New Single "Control (HOF)" Sees Kendrick Lamar Calling Out Big Competitors

Subscribe to Kendrick Lamar alerts

Kendrick Lamar is rising to the top and won’t let anybody stand in his way, the rapper has made that much clear by calling out a bunch of rappers on his latest track “Control (HOF)”. Actually, name dropped would be a more accurate description, because the list of… um… homeboys includes quite a few big names.

Kendrick Lamar, Way Out West Festival
Lamar might have "mad love" for them...

In the new track, which you can listen to via NME, Lamar raps: "I'm usually homeboys with the same nigg*s I'm rhyming with/ But this is hip-hop and them niggas should know what time it is/ And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, 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 trying to murder you n****s".

Kendrick Lamar, Way Out West Festival
But that won't stop him from trying to "murder" them.

That’s quite a controversial message, but at least he’s being friendly about it, sort of. In any case, if there’s anyone, who can afford the friendly rivalry with the likes of J Cole and Jay Z, it’s Kendrick Lamar, who has become a household name in the past couple of years. This year, he topped MTV’s Hottest MCs In The World Poll, beating out the likes of 2 Chainz, Kanye West and Rick Ross. And with a platinum record (good kid, m.A.A.d. city) and sold out shows across the country, the rapper definitely has some backing for his confidence.

Kendrick Lamar, BET Awards
Well, as long as it's with love...


Tags: Kendrick Lamar - Jay Z - J. Cole - Big Sean - Drake

Subscribe to Kendrick Lamar alerts

More Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar - i Video

Ahead of his forthcoming third album release, Kendrick Lamar unleashes the video for its first single 'I'. The song has already made it into the...

Kendrick Lamar - i [Lyric] Video Video

Kendrick Lamar's 'i' has received an official lyric video following its 23rd September 2014 release date. The song features as the first single to be...

Kendrick Lamar - i Audio Video

Kendrick Lamar has released the audio track for the first official single, 'i', from his upcoming third studio album. The album is yet to be...

Kendrick Lamar Samples Isley Brothers on New Track, 'I' [Listen]

Kendrick Lamar has returned with his first single since 2012. Entitled 'i', the song samples The Isley Brothers' song 'That Lady', previously used in tracks...


Jasmine V Ft. Kendrick Lamar - That's Me Right There (Lyric Video) Video

Jasminators can finally get excited as the lyric video for Jasmine V's brand new song 'That's Me Right There' featuring Kendrick Lamar has now been...

Why Did Drake Dis Macklemore Whilst Hosting The 2014 ESPY Awards?

Seven months has not been long enough for Drake's wounds, inflicted at the Grammy Awards, to heal. The 27-year-old rapper hosted the ESPY Awards (Excellent...

Dancing In Denver! Budweiser Made In America Explore Colorado's Exciting Music Scene

Budweiser Made in AmericaWe explore the diverse Denver music scene as Budweiser unveil the latest in their series of documentaries ahead of the fast-approaching Budweiser...

Made In Minnesota: Budweiser Made in America Documents The Best City Music Of The States

Budweiser Made In America Press Conference at Los Angeles City Hall on April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California - Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images...



Kendrick Lamar Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Kendrick Lamar

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All