Joe Budden pens a response to Kendrick Lamar, and throws shots at other emcees along the way.
K. Dot's verse was released earlier this week, and caused a stir as the West Coast rapper took aim at a large number of emcees: "I'm usually homeboys with the same niggas I'm rhymin' with / But this is Hip Hop and them niggas should know what time it is / That goes for Jermaine Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Wale, Pusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electron[ica], Tyler[, the Creator], Mac Miller / I got love for you all but I'm tryin' to murder you niggas / Trying to make sure your core fans never heard of you niggas / [and that] they don't want to hear not one more noun or verb from you niggas / What is competition? I'm trying to raise the bar high."
In response, Budden has recorded "Lost Control (Freestyle)."
On the track, Budden explains that he didn't necessarily take offense to Kendrick's verse (as he explained in a video clip), but he did feel it necessary to jump into the fray once fellow Slaughterhouse emcee Joell Ortiz responded: "This ain't to Kendrick Lamar, the nigga Kendrick got bars / I heard his shit and wasn't offended at all / And as it played I heard him say I wasn't mentioned with y'all / Joell started it, only right I finish the job / So all that shit is revocable, from an overview / Only thing noticeable is how he barely gave me any quotables / I state facts, not to say it's wack but check the playback / Outrhyming A$AP ain't showing me where your weight at."
In addition to Kendrick and A$AP, Budden took the time to throw shots at other emcees, rhyming, "I'm in the court of public opinion, ready to click and spray / Light Jay Elec ass up, that's my Exhibit A / Bitch kill my vibe is what you wanna get into / Drown em all in a swimming pool, full of phlem and drool," in addition to, "Tell me Tyler that fire with saliva? I reply don't bring a lie around / Run up on Meek with the silencer, nigga quiet down."
Listen to a rough cut of the track below:
Earlier this week, Joe Budden engaged in a beef with Styles P over Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse, which culminated in Twitter threats.