It’s no secret that Kendrick Lamar’s controversial verse on Big Sean’s “Control” was the topic of discussion in the world of Hip Hop for sometime. However, the Compton rapper’s game changing wordplay was also able to catch the attention of former Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers coach, Phil Jackson, after K. Dot dedicated a few bars to the NBA legend. Take a look at this bonus clip from The Seth Davis Show where the host asks Phil to give viewers insight behind what motivated him to acknowledge Lamar’s and what he meant behind his words of wisdom.
Here’s a nice recap courtesy of FUSE on what went down last night as Kanye West appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss his recent feud with Kimmel after the talk show host spoofed his BBC interview with Zane Lowe. Ranting for close to seven minutes, West was allowed the freedom to tackle a number of topics which included his idea that he’s hit a glass ceiling as an entrepreneur, his relationship with reality star queen Kim Kardashian, being shunned by the fashion industry and much more. Kanye also clarified that the only reason he was willing to smooth things out with Kimmel was because he knew the host personally as well as friends and family members of his.
In episode three of Elliott Wilson’s exclusive CRWN interview with YMCMB’s Drake, the Canadian singer speaks on the inspiration behind his Jayden Smith inspired shirt and proceeds to take random questions from members of the audience. Watch as Drizzy addresses what he thinks of people taking shots at him through viral memes and social media outlets, the meaning behind his commissioned Nothing Was The Same LP artwork, speaks on who he would like to collaborate with dead or alive and reminds viewers that Twitter isn’t real or to be taken seriously.
Big Sean sent the internet into a frenzy after debuting a new track titled “Control” featuring Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica. Though every MC delivered their respective verse, Lamar definitely stole the show after crowning himself the king of New York and aiming his sights on several big name artists such as J. Cole, Drake, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky and more. At one point in the song the Compton native raps, “I’m usually homeboys with the same n*ggas I’m rhyming with/But this is Hip Hop and them n*ggas should know what time it is.” Though Lamar’s lyrics only appear to be competitively driven, don’t be surprised if one of the rappers referenced in the lyrical assault capitalizes on the opportunity to go bar for bar with the Hip Hop star.
Twitter has been blowing up since Funkmaster Flex premiered the new track. Big Sean also provided some insight behind the song when he clarified that due to sample clearing issues, “Control” was unable to make the final track list on Hall Of Fame and subsequently was leaked for our listening pleasure. As if the G.O.O.D. Music rapper’s latest offering couldn’t get any better, Jay Electronica decides to show-up and deliver a memorable verse. Take a listen to what all the fuss is about below.
Taking to twitter, the G.O.O.D. music general simply tweeted “June Eighteen”. What could it be? A new album? Special collaboration? Who knows? What can be sure is that Kanye West is one of the few artists out there that can set things off and send the internet into a frenzy with stunts like this. Yeezy deleted everything in his twitter history and all that remains is this one recent post. Remember, Yeezy will also be performing and closing out SNL’s 38th season later this month on the 18th. Looks like it’s going to indeed be a cruel summer.