“Since my new album #HallOfFame is avail for preorder in a couple hours can I drop something that didn’t make the album,” Big Sean asked on Twitter. He was referring to his new album “Hall Of Fame” which is now available for pre-order, and set to be released on Aug. 27.
Although the album is coming out soon, Sean decided to release a song “Control” that didn’t make the album. NO I.D. produced the track, which features Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica, but a sample clearance prevented it from making the album in time for release.
We are thankful Big Sean decided to share the 7 1/2- minute track with his fans, as Kendrick Lamar steals the show with a vicious verse.
As reported by MTV.com:
“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’).”
These lyrics set the Internet ablaze, with many rappers and fans responding via Twitter as soon as Lamar’s words hit the airwaves and cyberspace.
Rap is a competitive art form, which lends itself to braggadocio by nature, and we are anticipating the competition that Lamar’s lyrical nuggets of niceness has surely inspired.
Check out the track below and tell us your thoughts.