When Snoop Dogg passed the torch to Kendrick Lamar and told him to run with it, he did. And now with his epic verse on Big Sean’s “Control,” K. Dot has brought heat that could even rival that of Hell’s kitchen. Kendrick names names, calls himself the King of New York, and definitely raised the bar just as he had intended.
Social media has been in a frenzy over it. The energy surrounding the Compton-native right now is electrifying and so AllHipHop.com has compiled a list of the top 20 twitter responses (so far) to Kendrick Lamar’s contribution to “Control.”
140 characters or less can still really say a lot.
Why isn't anybody tweeting about Kendrick Lamar?
— Shit Nobody Says (@_ShitNobodySays) August 13, 2013
I dont see why this verse brought so much hype with it though, I mean kendrick lamar always bring something good to the table.
— september 3rd ♥ (@ashhbashh__) August 13, 2013
I just realized Kendrick Lamar is like a Nas but he was wrong about Wale thou
— Stay kosher mel (@melvin1016) August 13, 2013
Any studios open yet?
— Fabolous (@myfabolouslife) August 13, 2013
Not sure if it has anything to do with anything, but not many studios in the city are available today.. Isn’t often the case.
— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) August 13, 2013
Kendrick somewhere sitting back saying "look how I got these niggaz acting"
— lil duval (@lilduval) August 13, 2013
Kendrick's verse was in the briefcase in Pulp Fiction
— ernest baker (@ernestbaker_) August 13, 2013
Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's song was so sick I'm at the funeral right now.
— I'm Just A Messenger (@Dr_Prez) August 13, 2013
Rappers be lookin at Kendrick Lamar like pic.twitter.com/CEV7UoPSTE
— Grand Theft Negro (@Jonny__Cage) August 13, 2013
Kendrick Lamar's very bold for that verse. But if you read between the lines He didnt diss anybody he mentioned, he dissed everyone he didnt
— Sydnee Carroll (@_SoulofAmbition) August 13, 2013
Kendrick lamar just shitted on the whole rap game in one verse. Wow.
— ♠ (@DonJuanATL) August 13, 2013
I hear u loud and clear my nigga… @kendricklamar
— PUSHA T (@PUSHA_T) August 13, 2013
KENDRICK!!!!! Ohhhh Shiiitttttt @RevoltTV
— Diddy (@iamdiddy) August 13, 2013
Y'all new NY rappers ready to stop rapping like y'all from down south yet? #kingofny
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) August 13, 2013
Kendrick Lamar just told the entire genre to tread lightly. Rap game Walter White.
— Sonny Singh (@SonnySingh_) August 13, 2013
If I can't do no more nouns or verbs ima start comin with the wildest adjective bars that anyone has ever heard.
— Mac. (@MacMiller) August 13, 2013
How can yall think I'm hating on Kendrick right now? Much respect to him for bodying everybody. This day marks a new rap game kno dat. Haha
— oG $wank. (@joeyBADASS_) August 13, 2013
first time i've ever completely ignored a big sean verse…..Kendrick Lamar did to Big Sean what Eminem did to Jay Z on "Renegade"
— young scrap (@youngscrap) August 13, 2013
"The face on every rapper, fan, ball player, CEO , congressman AND Obama after hearing Kendrick Lamar's verse pic.twitter.com/fiAup87MkI"
— Derek Kulp (@Derek_Kulp) August 13, 2013
ATTENTION M.C.'S: Complaining about @kendricklamar verse on twitter is Gossip. Getting in the studio trying to write a better one is Hip Hop
— Big Daddy Kane (@bigdaddykane) August 13, 2013
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