This didn't go down well with some rappers like Joe Budden who tweeted about it. Saying
"@KendrickLamar y'all gonna learn today"and
Joe Budden has long since deleted his tweets (p*ssy!!!)
Big Sean was all good natured about the verse
"@BigSean: @kendricklamar so mad on that song, ha ha... Sheesh @JayElectronica on there like a scientist! Thanks u rappin ass niggas"B.o.B responded to the verse with a song of his own called "How to Rap" where he raps
"Now open your mind up and listen, you niggas," B.o.B. says on the track. "I am the master, the guru, and after I school you, I'm skinning you niggas. You finished. I'm making chinchillas out [of] n*ggas. You should be embarrassed I'm thinking 'bout rapping. It's killing you niggas."G.O.O.D Music artist Pusha T @Pusha_T who was also mentioned on the track responded to it with a tweet.
I hear u loud and clear my nigga @KendricklamarLupe Fiasco was impressed by good Kid when asked by a fan on Twitter
"@Real_JustRebel: So @LupeFiasco what u think about Kendrick verse on big Sean's control track?"
I liked it
“It definitely wasn’t insulting. It was like me playing Dion one-on-one in basketball. I’d tell you ‘Dion, I’m going to slam on you. I’m going to cross you over, I’m going to give you 30 points today, “Kendrick Lamar, I don’t think he was trying to insult any of us, you know. We all know each other personally.”Joell Ortiz went in on Kendrick Lamar claim to be the King of New York, on his song "Outta Control" saying
“Lil homie you ain’t the King Of New York/You the next thing on my fork…Maybe that’s why you left me out of that shit/Maybe that’s why the Slaughterhouse ain’t get dissed or maybe I’m not on your radar,” Ortiz raps.BIG K.R.I.T in an interview with HipHopDX talked about the being mentioned by Kendrick Lamar
“Rap, Hip Hop has always been mad competitive,”
K.R.I.T. said Tuesday. “It's exciting because it was probably crazier for his fans, for him to
mention my name among rappers that people
would consider top tier, [rappers] people kind of
look at as being the future and my name just
randomly popped up. So what I got an
opportunity to see a little bit last night and this
morning, was just people that probably never
tweeted me before, whether it be negative or
positive. For me, it was like, ‘Thank you for the
“It let people know that, ‘Yeah, I'm from the South and yeah, I'm country but you ain’t going to take me lightly," K.R.I.T. said. "Aint none of these rappers going to take me lightly on a record.’ And [Kendrick Lamar] know that. So that's why my name ended up on that list. If you think about ‘1 Train,’ or any record, I’ma give my all. People know that I'm a lyricist and I can compete with some of the best and it is what is. I appreciate the shout out because that’s really what it is. It’s a competitive sport; it’s a gladiator sport. Don't nobody want to get murdered on a record. That just it is what is. So I don’t know, brother. I was like, ‘Hell yeah.’ It is what it is. Thank you for the shout out and shout out to all the fans that he may have that didn't know about my music and now they gon’ go back and listen to records and check out ‘1 Train,’ and want to know why he felt the need to mention my name. And I’m 100% sure he probably gets tired of going to barbershops and hearing my name mentioned where he is and vice-versa. It's all good man. It's all within the sport.”
@kendricklamar it’s okay to be cocky and sure, but we all need somebody to lean on. Let’s just call it mentoring."Can't argue with zen.