After causing a battle of lyricism after releasing his verse to Big Sean‘s “Control,” Kendrick Lamar addressed his verse with Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg. According to the TDE rapper, he listened to all of the responses and received positive feedback from the ‘kings of New York.’
“It made me go back in and feel like I gotta probably dumb down my lyrics nowadays for the people that take it way out of context the way that they did. The irony behind it all is … the ones to really understood context of the line is the kings of New York that I met with this week. The cats that I’ve sat down with this past week. It’s not about what coast, it’s not about what side we on. It’s about being as great as Biggie and Pac, the two cats that I reference from jump. I feel like I’m a student. I’m a student of the work they did. Eventually when I put down my 20 years in the game I can eventually plant my foot and have that same type my legacy. But for people who are trying to make it something that it’s not, I would never try to take the history from what Pac and BIG laid. And, to keep it 100 with you, Snoop will always be number 1.”
Check out the full interview below to hear what was Kendrick’s favorite response and his special message to New York.
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