A one sided rap battle is what seems to be developing as the “The King of New York” ( and although I’m a huge fan,I AM from New York so I say that with pure sarcasm,lol) Kendrick Lamar called out a fellow rap artists in the game. Drake is one artist in particular that K. Dot did not waste any time to clap back at since comments Drake made in a few interviews regarding his “Control” verse surfaced with his cypher in BET’s 2013 Hip Hop Awards airing on October 15th, 2013 at 8PM.
Drake who seems to be taking the verse very personal rather than as a lyrical challenge in Hip Hop has been seen stating that not only does he not respect the verse or Kendrick for apparently keeping the challenge strictly to the game, but felt like it wasn’t memorable enough and would much rather Kendrick produce more work before he claims victory over his rap kingdom.
Some say Drake is taking the challenge too personal while others ….well….most have remained mum on the subject. Neither the vets or any of the other mentioned rappers seem to be taking the verse personal or in bad taste. In fact, Meek Mill along with other non-named rappers have taken on the challenge and have responded through a couple of freestyles which is where we figured most of those who WERE mentioned would do in the spirit of competition. However, the commercial/emo rapper is NOT having it.
Since he’s dropped his album N.W.T.S, rumors are circulating that Drake decided to make a mends and ended the beef with Chris Breezy but now he’s managed to pick up another with Kendrick. Will this stay on wax or will it be more ?
Hopefully, Drake comes around and sees it’s all in the spirit of rap competition and decides to take on the challenge and we can have more of a Jay-Z (with the hyphen) vs. Nas battle instead of the fatal Biggie vs. Pac.
Take a look at the preview of the much anticipated cypher below: