Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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Kendrick Lamar Called Out Big Sean...On A Big Sean Track

Big Sean dropped an unreleased track from his upcoming album yesterday. It had Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica on it. Sean's verse was meh, because he's Big Sean. Jay Electronica's verse was solid, because he's Jay Electronica.

And then there's Kendrick. He's the best in the game right now, and that almost isn't debatable. How do I know this (other than the fact that Section.80 and GKMC are both dope as fuck)? Kendrick dropped three lines on this track that back me up:

1) "I'm Makaveli's offspring, I'm the king of New York."

Alright. Every rap fan knows Kendrick gets compared to Pac a lot. The first part isn't too shocking. But that second part? The king of New York? Holy shit. Kendrick's from Compton. Imagine Kobe saying "I'm the best player on the Knicks." That's about the best comparison I can come up with. And it's not good enough, because Jay-Z and Nas are both from New York. Two of the G.O.A.Ts and Kendrick says he's better than them (I think, I'm not 100 percent sure because I'm white).

Hey, speaking of Jay and Nas...

2) "I heard the barbershops spittin' great debates all the time.
Bout who's the best MC?
Kendrick, Jigga, and Nas.
Eminem, Andre 3000, the rest of y'all.
New niggas just new niggas, don't get involved."

Kendrick straight puts himself into the "who's the best MC?" convo with Jay, Nas, Em and Dre. He cleans up for it a bit by saying they shouldn't get involved because he's talking about the new guys, but still. He put himself in that conversation. Does he deserve it? I dunno. That's for you to decide.

3) I'm usually homeboys with the same niggas I'm rhymin wit, But this is hip hop and them niggas should know what time it is. 
And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, 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 niggas. 
Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you niggas."

Let's get this out of the way: Kendrick is on a different planet than J. Cole, Wale, Drake, Big Sean, and Mac Miller. And I think he's definitely better than K.R.I.T., Meek, A$AP, Jay, and Tyler. Really the only guy who I don't think he blows away is Pusha, because Pusha is awesome.

But guys. He called out Big Sean on a Big Sean track. The track featured Jay Electronica, and he called him out, too. Imagine if the first thing I did when I came to WMD was call out Dub, saying I'm better than him. Then multiply that by like 65,000 and that's what Kendrick did on this track. It's like when Stan Van called out Dwight, only much more delicious. It's great. It's all great. Kendrick is great. Now go bump that track.

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