November 30, 2013


J. Cole Responds to Kendrick Lamar "Control" Verse on Justin Timberlake's "TKO (Remix)"

Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel
Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel

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.

Unlike Drake, who was just like"I didn't really have anything to say about it."

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.