Big Sean - Hall Of Fame

Last night, rap Twitter exploded. The context: Funkmaster Flex premiered “Control (HOF),” a track that won’t appear on Big Sean’s forthcoming album Hall Of Fame because of sample-clearance issues, a seven-minute rapfest that features verses from Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica. The takeaway: Kendrick murdered that. He raided and burned it like a longship full of Vikings. He spent years abroad, as his dragons grew and his armies massed, and he invaded that. He achieved computer-system sentience and then launched his missiles at strategic locations in that. I mean, he reduced that to ashes and rubble. He ended that.

Kendrick’s verse comes in the middle of the track, and it reduces everything around it to an afterthought. There’s other stuff going on in the track: A really-trying-hard Sean verse, a rare appearance from the reticent Jay Elec, a stormy No I.D. beat. But seriously, that Kendrick verse, that’s what you need to know about. Listen below.

Hall Of Fame is out 8/27 on G.O.O.D. Music.

Comments (9)
  1. now this situation is SOME DJ KHALED TYPE “WHAT THE FUCK DOES HE HAVE ON THESE MOTHAFUCKAS THAT THEY ARE FEATURING?? WHAT DO THEY OWE HIM?? WHY IS HE BEING SUPPORTED? IS HE THE SPAWN OF SATAN??”

    WHEN KENDRICK COMES ON ITS LIKE A LIL BOY PASSED HIS DADDY THE MIC.

    PLEASE, PLEASE STOP SUPPORTING BIG SHAWN. HE DOES NOT DESERVE THIS. NONE OF THIS DESERVE THIS.

    and kendrick…… WHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “SCEEEEEERRRRRRRRR!!!!!!” – a BITCH

  2. Censored version?? That’s fucking weak, Complex.

  3. i have no words to describe this. i think kendrick just ended rap

  4. I wish he was a little more aggressive to those rappers. I would love Kendrick so much more if he destroyed ASAP Rocky’s career. matter of fact, I would be fine with most of these dudes gone from the rap game. Outside Meek Mill and maybe Pusha T, if he can prove that he actually cares anymore.

  5. Holy shit, I feel bad for whatever rapper followed that. They should have just let the beat ride.

  6. Also, people are saying this verse is going to launch a bunch of feuds. As entertaining as it would be to see one of those rappers exercise some extremely bad judgment and go after Kendrick, I bet we hear radio silence. Don’t nobody want none.

  7. Jay Elec’s verse is actually better than Kendrick’s.

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