On Aug. 12, 2013, Kendrick Lamar sent shockwaves throughout hip-hop with his name-dropping verse on Big Sean’s non-album track “Control” featuring Jay Electronica. Rapping over production by No I.D., the Compton rapper dubbed himself the King of New York and specifically called out peers like J. Cole, Drake, and Mac Miller, as well as both of his collaborators on the song.
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