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Kendrick Lamar Responds to Lupe Fiasco, Confirms New Album

Last week, Lupe Fiasco told Hot 97 that he doesn’t think Kendrick Lamar is the best lyricist in the game — and while the comment made headlines, K. Dot doesn’t sound too concerned.

“Everybody entitled to an opinion, you feel me,” the Los Angeles native said in an interview with Kube 93 FM. “I just continue to do what I do. Everybody feel they own aspect of it, and how they look at different artists, but I just continue to do what I do.”

The comments came in response to statements Fiasco made while up at the New York radio station just a few days ago promoting his new single, Mission. He offered his views on the state of promising lyricists. “Of the young MCs, I think lyrically, it’s King Los, it’s Logic,” he said, disagreeing with host Peter Rosenberg, who was championing Lamar.

This wasn’t the first time the Chicago native has sent jabs in the good kid, m.A.A.d. city rapper’s direction. Following the release of his controversial Control verse, the T.D.E. rapper was on the receiving end of some lyrical from Fiasco.

“He’s so crazy, look at the little baby/ N—a you ain’t Nas, n—a you ain’t Jay Z/ You will respect me, you will reject me/ But I’ve done so much, no matter how far you go, you will reflect me,” Fiasco rhymed on SLR 2 back in August.

Lamar also confirmed that he’s got a new album in the works, though he didn’t reveal a title or potential release date.


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