There has been much discussion about Kendrick Lamar’s infamous verse from Big Sean’s track “Control.” Kendrick called out all the top rappers of the new generation and atop his list was Drake. The artists whom Kendrick addressed haven’t given much response, and so far only rappers who were not mentioned have released rebuttal songs. But finally, in a recent interview with Billboard, Drizzy weighed in on Kendrick’s “Control” verse.
According to billboard.com:
“‘I didn’t really have anything to say about it,’ Drake says of the verse, which has so far inspired responses from A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, former Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson and others. ‘It just sounded like an ambitious thought to me. That’s all it was. I know good and well that Kendrick’s not murdering me, at all, in any platform. So when that day presents itself, I guess we can revisit the topic.'”
Drake sounds pretty confident in his interpretation of Kendrick’s verse. The Toronto native’s comments are pretty savvy. On one hand, Drake is saying he understands Kendrick sentiments that rap is a competitive sport and that he wants to compete. On the other hand, Drake is also saying Kendrick is not on his level and needs to get there before they can even have the discussion.
Kendrick also broke his silence on the “Control” verse this week in a Power 106 LA interview saying, ”I didn’t know there would be so much speculation, I just want to rap.”
Drake’s new album, “Nothing Was The Same“ is scheduled to be released on Sept. 24. The Young Money rapper is reportedly still working on the finishing touches of the album, so time will tell if there will be any response to “Control.”