By Mike Dyce Aug 13th 2013 at 8 01 pm
Kendrick Lamar had a verse on Big Sean s song Control that offended people for different reasons. One for calling out specific rappers in the the game to declaring himself the King of New York. Some rappers took to twitter some hit the studio Lupe Fiasco ghost wrote responses for other rappers.
A relatively underground New York area rap group called Da Young Fellaz released a diss track that I called out for not really being a diss track. Da Young Fellaz reached out to me to try and clarify their song saying that it wasn t a personal attack on Kendrick so much as a reclamation of New York with lyrical stylings.
Which I still maintain is not what a diss track is.
Enter Brooklyn s Joell Ortiz from the renowned and acclaimed rap group Slaughterhouse. Joe Budden and Royce da 5 9 are also members of the group. That is some solid company.
Joell Ortiz released a diss track in response to Kendrick Lamar s king of New York comment.
I ain t even gotta give this too much thought/Joell Ortiz won every war that he ever fought/This ain t no different I m listening you the king of New York / Lil homie you ain t the king of New York you the next thing on my fork.
Atlanta rapper B.o.B responded with a diss track of his own where he mimics Kendrick and says he has no list.
Even former Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson responded to his reference in Kendrick s verse. The New York Rangers are one of the offended parties responding to Kendrick s King of New York comments.
Topics Control Joell Ortiz Kendrick Lamar
About the AuthorMike Dyce
Mike has been a life long sports fan who has turned his passion into a career. He studied journalism at the University of Oklahoma and wrote mainly about Dallas sports teams on his blog www.mikedyce.com. Formerly the editor of NFL Spin Zone Mike is now Assistant Editor of FanSided.com.