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Kendrick Lamar Control Verse Rap Beef Lyrics [VIDEO]: Pusha-T, Macklemore, A$AP Rocky and A$AP Mob Member Ferg Respond; Does the Feud Push Hip Hop Further?

By Staff Writer | August 26, 2013 03:05 PM EDT

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Kendrick Lamar's Control Verse Rap Beef Lyrics have gotten a big response from the hip hop community including such artists as Pusha-T, Macklemore, A$AP Rocky and A$AP Mob Member Ferg.  Kendrick Lamar did a verse on the Big Sean song Control with Jay Electronica which challenged various hip hop artists by name with a traditional rap beef.   But according to research by BBE Booking Agency, this may have been a good thing for the hip hop community.

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The research done by BBE shows that Lamar's lyrics on the Control Verse Rap Beef boosted the profile of niche hip hop artists Big KRIT.  Looking at twitter followers and mentioned, it seems that many different artists have benefitted from being mentioned in the lyrics of the Kendrick Lamar Control Verse Rap Beef.  Artists who have benefitted include Mac Miller, Meek Mill, Big KRIT, Wale, Pusha-T, Tyler the Creator, and A$AP Rocky.  Jay Electronica has also benefitted a lot from being on the Big Sean song, although not mentioned by Lamar.

A$AP Rocky said that Kendrick Lamar must have been on crack to think he's the king of New York, and Joell Ortiz responded with his own rap beef: "You ain't the king of New York/You the next thing on my fork".  A$AP Mob member Ferg also responded to the Control verse rap beef, saying on his own verse: "barely grazed me, and it could have hit Rock".

Seattle rapper Macklemore said "I'm a competitive person" and that he was inspired by Kendrick Lamar's Control Verse Rap Beef.  Kendrick talks a lot about competition in the verse, saying: "I got love for you all but I'm tryna murder you niggas/ Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you niggas/ They dont wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you niggas/ What is competition? I'm tryna raise the bar high/ Who tryna jump and get it? You better off tryna skydive."

Macklemore responded "Every single rapper, when that record dropped, spent that night writing angry battle raps.  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."

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