Big Sean Feels Kendrick Lamar's "Namedropping" Set Off His "Control" Verse

posted Tuesday September 03 ,2013 at 03:55PM CDT | 50 comments

Big Sean Feels Kendrick Lamar's

Big Sean says his bars on "Control" were "excellent," initially felt that Kendrick Lamar's verse was "reckless."

Shortly following the release of “Control," Detroit rapper Big Sean expressed confidence in his verse on the much talked about song as he commented on his addition to “Control” being “harder” than verses from both Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica.

Nearly a month after the release of “Control” and Big Sean is continuing to stick with his words. During an interview with Cleveland radio station Z107.9, Big Sean again stated that he had no desire to change his verse after hearing Kendrick’s and referred to his bars as “excellent.”

The Hall Of Fame rapper also suggested that Kendrick’s “namedropping” is one addition that really set the Compton emcee’s verse off.

“I’m an ethical dude and I’m a confident person in my bars. So, I always feel like I have a good verse or a standout verse always,” Big Sean explained. “So, I sent him my verse first and then he sent his verse back. And I ain’t wanna change it up because I’m from a city of G’s where we keep it honest…You can always try and be selfish and try and one up somebody, but I was like ‘Nah, I did what I did to it.’ And I feel like Kendrick verse was real good, but I feel like that namedropping is what really set it off. Just the blatant fact of it. So, I feel like my bars were excellent on it.”

Big Sean spoke further on Kendrick’s “Control” verse as he recalled the moment he received the rapper’s verse back. And similar to Kendrick, Big Sean compared the competitiveness in the celebrated verse to the sport of basketball.

“I got his verse and I was like ‘Yo, this fool talking reckless on here.’ But then I was like, but it’s sports,” he revealed. “You know what I’m saying? We’ll talk trash about each other, but just like how basketball players will go score 30 on each other…And just like he [Kendrick] think he the best. And just like Jay Z think he the best. Just like I think I’m the best. And Drake think he the best. We all think we the best at what we do. If you don’t do it to be the best then or do it to inspire people then I don’t know what you doing it for.”

Big Sean’s “Control” garnered an immense amount of buzz thanks to the addition of a lyrically bold verse from Kendrick Lamar. On the song, Kendrick calls out his competition as reveals his desire to “murder” the likes of Mac Miller, A$AP Rocky, Pusha T, and a handful of other rappers.

RELATED: Kendrick Lamar Explains "Control" Lyrics, "King Of New York" Line

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  • heart
    my Aunty Brooke just got a nice six-month old Cadillac SRX by parttime working online from home. moved here.... jazz77.com
  • Martha J. Taylor
    what Ruth answered I'm shocked that a student can profit $8518 in one month on the internet. more helpful hints... www.cafe44.com What you want him to say about his album. Yeah it's ok ...... of course he's going to say it's the best. And he is good so i expect a good album. Everybody looking for a classic. Me i don't care just make an album ppl can listen too!
  • HelloKitty80sBaby
    Yeah, Big Sean sounds bitter. I know he is trying to hide it, but he sounds bitter. Sorry.
  • jasonnns
    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/PJc3bWW0iu0/mqdefault.jpg
  • MICHEAL MYERSSSSS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOoj3N5o8hY
  • Anonymous
    Im sorry. When did Detroit become the city of honest people? lol
  • Anonymous
    72k with a Kanye west co-sign??? Damn nicca even Tyler the Creator and Mac Miller pushed more than 72k!!!
  • jasonnns
    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/3a1dxE1tVoA/mqdefault.jpg
  • Humz
    On the one hand he says he thinks his was the best verse but then he says that he didn't change his verse because that's not what Gs do. That's basically saying "My verse wasn't as good but I won't change it because I'm a G."
    • Anonymous
      yep. contradicting himself.
  • Tabby23099
    honestly all these rappers suck ,kendirck deserved to call them out and all this reaction is just bogus cause they intimidated and they know the wack ass.
  • kenajj
    this fuckin guy is kidding, right? faggot
  • ab
    this guys is awfully insecure about his verse if he keeps talking about it a month later..
  • Anonymous
    Yall heard that new Kendrick Lamar song "Control"??
    • Anonymous
      kenny got murdered by cassidy and papoose. dude is azz. and sean is right.. the name dropping is what brought all the hype and d!ckriding.
    • ^
      Dumbass.
    • Anonymous
      yet where are cassidy and papoose at this week? probably back to the corner not to be heard of for another 4 months
  • xx004
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExH5VU5iq9Q
  • please
    will someone shut this arrogant ass fucker up?!? YOU CANT RAP!!
  • sxxx4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SCtyEOJy0A
  • sxxx4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo2EswS8o08
  • Anonymous
    72k bro...
    • Anonymous
      another numbers dumbass. I swear, if dumbasses could count as well in math class like they do with record sales, we would have some smart kids.
    • Anonymous
      yeahhh good one.
    • Anonymous
      More than Juicy J, Tyga, French Montana, Ace Hood, Slaughterhouse, Asap Ferg, Rich Gang
    • Anonymous
      ^^^ all of which will be forgotten in 5 years.
    • Anonymous
      just like big sean
    • Anonymous
      There were about 3 or 4 good songs on his album, the rest wasn't that good. Not surprised it flopped.
    • o_o
      another dumbass vanilla ice went multi plat shouldnt he be top 10 tired of these sales bullshit. sales DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE GOOD ITS A POPULARITY CONTEST KRS ONE STILL DROPS TO THIS DAY RAKIM DROPPED AN ALBUM NOT TOO LONG AGO IM SURE LIL WAYNE SOLD MORE THAN THEM DOES THAT MEAN WAYNE IS BETTER THAN BOTH RAKIM OR KRS ONE HOW BOUT 50 Cent OUTSOLD EVERYONE TO YOU WAYNE STANS: 50 > WAYNE based ON SALES
    • Anonymous
      but 50 is better than wayne
    • ab
      another dumbass comment about it not being about numbers..its a business dumbass maybe if you knew more about it and numbers and how it brings in money for companies you would be one of the smart kids you talk about
    • ^
      Another dumbass comment about business. Are you an A&R? Do you own a label? Do you have a record deal? No, then what do the numbers have to do with you personally? Do you base your appreciation for an MC by his music or his popularity? Apparently, you are just a dick rider who only supports an artist after he sees enough other people like him, and there's nothing Hip - Hop about that....
  • Anonymous
    He failed by not pushing his album back and having the samples cleared for Control. That would've been dope on his album, but he failed. How are you going to leak a hard joint like that, and not even save it for at least a mixtape???
    • Anonymous
      yeah but most people & radio stations skip right over his control verse. it' basically kendrick's.
  • genoO
    his album flopped :hah:
    • Anonymous
      not compared to french montana, ace hood, tyga and rich gang
    • Anonymous
      pretty damn close though
    • Anonymous
      sold more than Chief Keef
    • Anonymous
      yeah but that was keef's 1st album & like 3rd ever project period.
    • Anonymous
      no. it didn't.
  • trooth
    all this dude every talks about is how dope he is and don't nobody see it....
    • Anonymous
      or buys his shit
    • Anonymous
      ^^lmao real shit tho^^. On some real shit ..I've tried to listen to his stuff...And some of it's cool...But he's not nearly as dope as he thinks he is..He tries to make inspiring stuff tho..So I'm not mad at em
  • Anonymous
    actually losing so much respect for him, not just because of his fucking boring ass album. if you're confident, quit talking about this shit. he's searching constantly for what people want to hear, leave it you stupid ass.
    • Anonymous
      for real, every week...
  • Truth
    I cosign what Sean is saying, you gotta have confidence in yourself
  • Anonymous
    no one is even gonna remember that it was a big sean song
  • illkid
    Big Sean Lost
    • Anonymous
      Says the kid living in his grandmother's basement.
    • Anonymous
      ^^How would you know Stan?