Joe Budden decides to defend New York’s honor too and jumps in the ring with the West Coast’s current king MC Kendrick Lamar. Budden delivers a scathing lyrical response to not only the TDE star but in so many words explains the industry is watered down and more concerned with branding and imagery. The Slaughterhouse rapper even goes so far as to throw a few jabs at a few other artists he deems weak on the microphone or unable to compete such as Trinidad James, A$AP Rocky, and Jay Electronic to name a few. The New Jersey native makes it clear he’s trying to finish what fellow New York MC Joell Ortiz started. Take a listen to “Lost Control (Freestyle)” below.