Jam On It: Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, & Jay Electronica – Control

Jam On It:  Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, & Jay Electronica - Control

Look, by now you’ve probably gotten wind of the mountain-moving, earth-splitting, and overall game changing verse that Kendrick Lamar dropped on Big Sean’s new track, “Control”.  If you aren’t up on it yet, click through and listen.  This track apparently didn’t make Big Sean’s final cut for his upcoming album, “Hall Of Fame”, due to complications with clearing samples.  However, after hearing Kendrick’s verse on this joint, you wouldn’t blame Sean for leaving it out for the sole purpose of saving face.  K-Dot manages to shake up the game with one verse by claiming ascendance as the new King of New York AND calls out every relevant rapper on the scene right now in a fashion that resembles a hitman checking off his target list.  And Jay Elec.  I mean dog, that kinda sucks to step out into the light of day again to drop a verse, then find yourself having to anchor a track that was left bodied by the time your turn was up.  That’s like Jerry Stackhouse dunking after Vince in 2000.  SMH.  Have me all like THIS.

This is great, really.  I mean, this verse is only going to fire up the rest of the game and make all these other lame rappers step their game up.  And to the ones called out by K-Dot, it’s simply a gut-punch wake up call to get them to take their bars to the next level.  Hip hop is about to get interesting as a result of this verse.  Hopefully plenty answer the call to come correct from now on.

Richard "Reach" Guinto

Reach loves the Lakers, breakfast, the sound of a Fender Rhodes, and rapping along word for word to Wu Tang's "Triumph." If you're looking for him, he's probably out getting chicken.

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