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Macklemore Had Battle Raps Ready For Kendrick After “Control” Verse


(AllHipHop News) What everyone knew: last week, Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse shook up the Hip Hop industry and spawned responses from everyone from Fred The Godson to The Madd Rapper.

What everyone didn’t know: Macklemore was writing battle raps towards Kendrick for 48 hours.

At a recent interview with Power 105.1, the “Thrift Shop” rapper admitted to getting swept up in the competitive energy that permeates Hip Hop following Kendrick’s “Control” verse:

I was definitely one of them. I wasn’t pissed, but for like 48 hours, I was like, ‘Hell no. I’ve gotta step my game up.’ That’s what it is. That’s the beautiful thing about that record. It has people talking. Everyone knows it. Everyone’s competitive.

Macklemore further explains his competitive energy by stating he grew up in the underground scene and did not think his mega successful album with Ryan Lewis had any commercially viable singles:

I came up as a backpack rapper, underground Hip Hop. The fact that a song about thrift shops popped off the way that it did…I mean, we didn’t think we had one single on the entire album, much less three.

  • John Q. Public

    shoulda dropped them shits… woulda been interesting response coming from him

    • JerZeBoy

      word!

    • Why?
      Is he down with TDE?

      • @Real_SirJamie

        LMAO!!

  • BlackListed

    Nobody was checking for a Macklemore response, nobody.

    • Lamar Star

      Lol

    • therealest1

      Are people even checking for his album? I don’t think so either.

    • Who is Macklemore?

      • johnblacksad

        LMAO!

    • NEWSKULL

      Why y’all mean like that?… I was not checking for his response either… But Whether you like or not He is one of the leader of the new school… I mean on the mainstream level he is quite successful… Plus he is on Kendrick list dude gotta have some kind of talent or at least a real love for that Hip Hop shit… I bet he will surprise us and we will all have our jaw dropping on the floor …

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        they just some salty ass niccas that mad a white boy stunting on em!

      • Obi Won

        Actually Mac Miller was the Mac he was talking about

  • ccwaterbound32

    if he did he’d have ethered himself he know better…

  • Zino

    As a Seattle Native I must say Macklemore continues to misrepresent and embarrass the town…

  • SMMFH!

  • J.Erick

    Whiteboy, sit cho’ ass down

  • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    WHO DA FU(K IS MACKELMORE. THAT NAME JUST ABOUT AS CORNY AS EDOGZ, NOCOKE!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DJ7

    Why didn’t he? It’s not like those forces you spoke on earlier could have stopped him as he’s an independent….sounds to me like an attention grab

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  • Sydewayz Soundz

    Just Stop bruh….Ain’t nobody checkin for your Vanilla Ice lookin ass.

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  • Blaq_Boi

    Somewhere in America Eminem is shaking his head and Miley Cyrus is twerking in disapproval.

  • Guest

    I LOVE MACKLEMORE CAUSE HES WHITE AND GAY JUST LIKE ME

    -Inmadopuroz

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      hi edogzzzzzzzzzzzz!

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