Nas recently treated fans to a performance at Hennessy and FADER Magazine’s special collaborative event on the second night of Art Basel. The New York legend decided to share the stage for a moment and invited fellow wordsmith, Busta Rhymes, to accompany him. Take a look as Busta grabbed the microphone and praised Nas’ legacy in Hip Hop and his importance to the culture. As the rapper continued his speech, he decided to crown the Queensbridge emcee as being the “King of New York.”
New York’s Papoose is back and once again he proclaims himself the “king of New York” on his latest offering over Drake’s “Pound Cake” instrumental. Delivering a freestyle rendition of his own, Pap spits politically driven lyrics while taking the time to remind listeners of his impressive track “A to Z,” clarifies he makes music strictly for the love of the art and much more.
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.
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.