My Take: Kendrick Lamar’s latest lyric maybe “legendary” for some, BUT he still has to defend his game.

Posted: August 14, 2013 in #blacktwitter, African American Stories and Viewpoints, Entertainment, Music
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Oh Im sure that the latest talk on Hip Hop has this name buzzing.

Write this name down and remember it well: Kendrick Lamar.

You know who he is right? This is the guy that everyone in the Twitter game/Hip Hop game is talking about. Now for those who don’t follow nor understand hip hop, or trying to get the Hub Bub, the buzz around Kendrick’s latest lyric was like a nuclear bomb going off without warning. For instance: he did a song on Big Sean’s album called “Control” and yes in the song he had alot to say in regarding Lindsey Lohan and some like A$AP Rocky, Drake, Wale and many others on his list that well: he knows. But also calls them out in terms of rising up and do more in hip hop than they already know.

And likewise, Kendrick has got backers ranging from Chuck D, Ice T, and of all others: Rev. Run of Run DMC.

Exactly, what did Kendrick Lamar say? Judge for yourself. (Note, some of the lyric words have been edited out on this blog, but you can check out this also on VIBE.com)

Tell Flex to drop a bomb on this sh*t/So many bombs, ring the alarm like Vietnam in this sh*t

So many bombs, make Farrakhan think Saddam in this b**ch/One at a time, I line ’em up and bomb on they mom while she watchin’ the kids

I’m in a destruction mode if the gold exists/I’m important like the pope/I’m a muslim on pork/I’m Makaveli’s offspring, I’m the king of New York

King of the Coast, one hand, I juggle them both/The juggernaut’s all in your jugular, you take me for jokes

Live in the basement, church pews and funeral faces/Cartier bracelets/for my women friends I’m in Vegas

Who the f**k y’all thought it’s supposed to be?/If Phil Jackson came back, still no coachin’ me

I’m uncoachable, I’m unsociable/F**k y’all clubs, f** y’all pictures, your Instagram can gobble these nuts

Gobble d**k up ’til you hiccup, my big homie Kurupt/This the same flow that put the rap game on a crutch

I’ve seen n*ggas transform like villain Decepticons/Mollies’ll prolly turn these n*ggas to f***in’ Lindsay Lohan

A bunch of rich-** white girls lookin’ for parties/Playin with Barbies/wreck the Porsche before you give ’em the car key

Judgement to the monarchy/blessings to Paul McCartney/You called me a black Beatle, I’m either that or a Marley

I don’t smoke crack motherf***er I sell it/I’m dressed in all black, this is not for the fan of Elvis

I’m aiming straight for your pelvis, you can’t stomach me/You plan on stumpin’ me?/B**ch, I’ve been jumped before you put a gun on me

B**ch, I put one on yours, I’m Sean Connery/James Bonding with none of you n*ggas, climbing 100 mil in front of me

And I’m gonna get it even if you’re in the way/And if you’re in it, better run for Pete’s sake

I heard the barbershops spittin’ great debates all the time/Bout who‘s the best MC? Kendrick, Jigga and Nas

Eminem, Andre 3000, the rest of y’all/New n*ggas just new n*ggas, don’t get involved

And I ain’t rockin no more designer sh*t/White T’s and Nike Cortez, this is red Corvettes anonymous

I’m usually homeboys with the same n*ggas I’m rhyming wit’/But this is hip-hop and them n*ggas should know what time it is

And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, 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 tryna murder you n*ggas

Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you n*ggas/They dont wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you n*ggas

What is competition? I’m trying to raise the bar high/Who tryin’ to jump and get it? You better off tryin’ to skydive

Out the exit window of five G5’s with five grand/With your granddad as the pilot he drunk as f**k tryin’ to land

With the hand full of arthritis and popping prosthetic leg/Bumpin Pac in the cockpit so the s**t that pops in his head

Is an option of violence, someone heard the stewardess said/That your parachute is a latex condom hooked to a thread

Oh check this from OkayPlayer.com: The black shirt that has the names that Kendrick mentioned. This is crazy!  But innovative.

Now for those who are wondering, why this? Why would Kendrick Lamar put out the lyrics like this, and have his fellow rappers feeling the heat from KDot (as he is also called)? Folks, this in Hip Hop or Rap Music, is called “the battle”. In the battle, (from my study) is basically having one rapper calling out another rapper or rappers in a lyrical confrontation to see who is the best of the best. Almost like having two best folks from polar opposites talents going head to head. It’s competition, baby! That’s what it is. This battle also has had many casualties and yes, many competitors.

LL Cool J  had battles vs Kool Moe Dee and Ice T and MC Hammer. In speaking of MC Hammer,  vs Vanilla Ice. Or 3rd Bass had a battle with Vanilla Ice way back. LL Cool J also had run with Canibus back in 1998. And yes, Jay Z, Eminem also had their share of competitiveness also in the rap game. Plus, we can never forget, and even though it has been blamed for their deaths: Tupac and Biggie. – Mainly the real deal behind that was record sales. Now looking at that: is a sample of the rap battle that has taken place. Now Kendrick’s role in this game, is on the list.

Like many others, yes, Kendrick has to answer to the critics: Joel Ortiz, and of all folks: Lupe Fiasco. (I thought he quit!) And also just checking in, Lindsey Lohan’s father had to weigh in on this. REALLY?!!!! Ok, I see. Michael Lohan is defending his daughter. But he does understand that this is a game right? I mean Lindsey has done some bad stuff right? Just saying.  Many are saying that this lyric is legendary. BUT…….I have to say that Kendrick has to put up more lyrics like this one just to climb the ladder. And the hard part, is going though those he knows best. And as far as the king of “BOTH Coasts”? That remains to be seen. Kendrick has to still prove himself. Yes, he last album in 2012 was blowing up. But what’s next after Control? And I’m not talking about Janet Jackson’s Control!

But I’ll say this though. Most are saying that this woke up HIp Hop. This woke up Rap Music. What it is waking up to, it’s has to take notice. Plus also, I don’t think it’s not a “diss comment” to his fellow rappers in the game, but I’ll say this that it’s a way to say, “If I see you messing around, I’m calling you out to be accountable and passing you up in the race.” Frankly, for you future rappers, take notes. And for those in the game (or about to be in the game) you all better step your game up, and not be a copycat to get the strap. That’s like going through your family or friends to get the Championship around your waist or possession. You better be real in the craft! And there is a price to pay if you don’t.

We’ll see!

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