50 Cent On Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse, Nas, G-Unit + More

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50 Cent sits down with HOT 97’s Funk Fex and gives his initial reaction to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse which has been the topic of conversation in the music industry since it surfaced.  Always one for a scathing diss record, 50 Cent co-signs the Compton rapper’s desire for competition and says it’s necessary and a part of Hip Hop.  Fif also discusses Kidd Kidd’s upcoming project and speaks on the current status of G-Unit.

VIDEO: Juicy J & Pusha T Talk Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse + More On SKEE Live

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Juicy J and Pusha T sit down for a candid interview on SKEE Live with DJ Skee on AXS TV.  Take a look as the artists give their take on Hip Hop’s new controversial verse which has stirred up a lot of attention after the Compton MC proclaimed himself the “King of New York” and lyrically set his sights on a handful of rappers.

VIDEO: Jay Electronica Talks Losing “Control” For His Album After Kendrick Lamar Added A Verse

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Vibe catches up with Jay Electronica all the way out in Croatia and gets his thoughts on Big Sean’s “Control.”  Surprisingly, Jay Elec admits that apparently he was going to use the track for his upcoming album Act II: Patents of Nobility which still does not have a solid release date and at this point with fans has become sort of a myth.  See what Electronica had to say on the matter and more below.

AUDIO: Kendrick Lamar Says He Might Have To Dumb Down His Lyrics + More | FULL

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This morning on Big Boy’s Neighborhood radio show, the full interview with West Coast MC Kendrick Lamar addressing his “Control” was aired for listeners everywhere.  The Compton native revealed to host Big Boy that he’s in the infant stages of conceptually putting together his follow up LP. After keeping everyone in suspense, Kendrick finally spoke on his controversial verse from Big Sean’s “Control” leak.  The TDE MC recalls approaching the verse with the intentions of wanting to take things to the next level but was honestly surprised to see the way it turned the industry upside down. Lamar also went on to share his thoughts on the number of responses that followed the song’s release and explains why his “King of New York” line was paying homage.

VIDEO: Fabolous Explains Why He Didn’t Respond To Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse + More

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DJ Vlad catches up with Fabolous and gets his opinion on Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse.  The New York MC also admits he was close to recording a response of his own but refrained from doing so after doing a little bit of research behind Lamar’s motives.

VIDEO: Skillz Talks Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse + More

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Revolt TV catches up with the wordsmith Skillz to get his take on the current topic in Hip Hop, Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse.  Speaking openly about the situation, the MC shares his thoughts on the Compton native’s verse, “King of New York” line, his intentions and gives his feedback on the rapper’s who’ve stepped up to the plate and responded.  Check out the video below to see what Skillz had to say about the verse heard around the world.

VIDEO: A$AP Rocky Jokes Kendrick Lamar Must Be Smoking Crack w/ His “King Of New York” Line + More

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A$AP Rocky and the A$AP Mob recently paid Funkmaster Flex a visit on HOT 97 and discussed a number of topics during a candid interview.  After being asked by Flex about Kendrick’s “Control” verse, Rocky decides to brush off the TDE rapper’s “King of New YorK” line and jokes the Compton rapper is either crazy or smoking crack.  A$AP Ferg also steps up to the microphone and proclaims: “What’s a king to a lord.”  However, Rocky does share his thoughts on the move being good for Hip Hop and the art form’s competitive nature.  All in all, the mob makes it clear they weren’t offended by Kendrick’s verse and tackle much more during their lengthy and in-depth conversation with Flex.