J. Cole has finally responded to Kendrick Lamar's infamous verse on Big Sean's "Control" in which Lamar attacked pretty much every big name rapper in the game.
Cole chose a remix of Justin Timberlake's "TKO" as the vehicle to deliver the lyrical comeback to Lamar's August diss.
The remix for the song from The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 also features A$AP Rocky and Pusha T, but only Cole responds—despite the fact that A$AP and Pusha were called out by Lamar as well.
Without further ado, here's J. Cole on Kendrick (you can check out the full track here.):
"Cole to the rescue, never save a ho / Hoes like to hide their behavior though / Thought you was a down ass b-tch / Til I found that sh-t a couple days ago / I was home alone, next thing I know / That long as verse from a song called “Control” was on / The room got nearer, the tomb got clearer / That’s when I seen the sh-t playin’ on your phone / Girl, what is that? A ringtone? / Sh-t, not you too / Man that hype done got you too / Everybody and their momma gassed / Even my momma asked what I’mma do / Decisions, decisions / In case this is war, then I load up on all ammunition / If a n-gga want problems, my trigger’s on auto / I’ll make sure that nobody miss him
So, really more of a (extremely belated) call to arms than a comeback. But at least we know where Cole stands: angry.
And, just in case you need a memory jog, here's the original Kendrick verse:
"I'm usually homeboys with the same n-ggas
I'm rhymin' wit
But this is hip hop and them n-ggas should know what time it is
And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, Wale
Pusha T, Meek Millz, A$AP Rocky, Drake
Big Sean, Jay Electron', Tyler, Mac Miller
I got love for you all but I'm tryna murder you n-ggas
Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you n-ggas
They dont wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you n-ggas"
Jermaine may not have responded in kind, but maybe it was more than just an idle threat?
We'll let ya know if a Drake v. Chris Brown style brawl erupts.
Unfortunately, we will probably have to wait another three months for that development.