Big Sean goes off on “Control,” a collaboration with Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica, which sees him spitting braggadocios lyrics about living the “life” and being the man of his city (Detroit).
Sean tweeted about the track, “This one that didn’t make the album cuz of the sample BUT IT IS NOT no radio shit.. Straight rap… I’m talking 7min shit… Grimey shit.”
Collaborator Kendrick Lamar showed why he’s one of the best new rappers to hit the scene in the last decade by unleashing a lyrical warfare on everybody in his way.
He raps: “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. And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big K.R.I.T, 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 niggas. Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you niggas. They don’t wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you niggas.
“Control,” produced by No I.D., is a left over from Big Sean’s upcoming, Hall of Fame, after a sample couldn’t get cleared.