Kendrick Lamar's 'Control' Verse: Rappers React on Twitter

The Big Sean track sparked a series of trending topics and debate online.
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Monday night, Aug. 12, Big Sean debuted the Kendrick Lamar, Jay Electronica-assisted "Control" with Hot 97's Funk Flex. The No I.D.-produced cut didn't make it onto his upcoming Hall of Fame album due to sampling clearance. But it wasn't the release that took the net by surprise, it was Kendrick's featured verse.

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"I'm usually homeboys with the same ni--as I’m rhyming' with/ But this is hip-hop and them ni--as should know what time it is./ And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Wale, Pusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electron, Tyler, Mac Miller/ I got love for you all, but I’m tryin' murder you ni--as/ Tryin' to make sure your core fans never heard of you ni--as/ They don’t wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you ni--as," K. Dot raps. "What is competition? I'm tryin' to raise the bar high. Who trying to jump and get it?"

The L.A. rapper ignited a conversation on who in the rap game really wears the crown by calling his rap friends to compete and claiming he's "Makaveli's offspring/ I'm the king of New York/ King of the coast."

Many rappers, from Pusha T to Diddy, took to Twitter to let Kendrick know how they felt about his verse. Check out their thoughts below.