In the days following the release of Big Sean’s “Control” and the praise surrounding TDE wordsmith Kendrick Lamar’s verse on the record, numerous emcees have come forward to express their thoughts on the record, whether it be through a handful of Tweets or with a response record of their own.
Despite the plethora of responses Kendrick’s verse has garnered, Drake, who is called out by name on the song, has yet to issue a lyrical reply. And in the wake of “Control’s” release, Virginia rapster Skillz offered a few words of advice to the Young Money artist who he feels should respond when he’s on the verge of releasing his next studio album, Nothing Was The Same.
“Kendrick and Drake, they both can rap they ass off…I’m waiting to hear what Drake gotta say and I like the fact that he ain’t say nothing yet, but I know he gon’ say something,” said Skillz. “He got an album coming out. It would be smart of him to do it right before his shit ‘bout to drop. It ain’t really a marketing stunt if you said my name first. I’mma say your name when it makes perfect sense for me to say it."
Similar to Big Daddy Kane, who voiced his opinion on Kendrick’s “Control” verse last week, Skillz addressed the swiftness in which K-Dot’s fellow rappers responded via Twitter to his verse rather than on wax.
“I thought the verse was amazing man and I think we needed some competition. All of them niggas ran to Twitter. That’s y’all problem. Y’all niggas ran to Twitter. None of y’all niggas ran to the studio quick enough for me,” the Thoughts Become Things rapper revealed. “And he ain’t Tweeted shit. He said a verse, leaked it. We doing all the talking for him. Back in the day niggas would have been at Flex that night.”
In addition to his six studio albums, Skillz has become well known for his yearly "Rap Ups," annual records that recount the happenings of the past year.
Released nearly two weeks ago, “Control” features guest verses from both Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica. Despite being a Big Sean cut, the song will not be featured on the Detroit rapper’s upcoming album, Hall of Fame.