Mon 12 Aug 2013
With his upcoming album hitting iTunes pre-order at midnight, Big Sean celebrates by releasing a bonus song that won’t make Hall of Fame. After another standout verse on “All Me” with Drake and 2 Chainz, Sean Don returns with two more of rap’s lyrical titans on “Control (HOF).”
The Detroit player, TDE’s Kendrick Lamar, and Roc Nation’s Jay Electronica rap for seven minutes over the gritty production of No I.D. Due to sample clearances, the G.O.O.D. Music MC decided to give Hot 97’s own Funkmaster Flex the premiere. Of the three, Kendrick Lamar’s fierce verse claiming New York, and sending notice to his rap colleagues steals the show.
“I’m Makaveli’s offspring/ I’m the king of New York/ King of the coasts/ One hand I juggle them both.
I’m usually homeboys with the same ni**as I’m rhymin’ with/ But this is hip-hop and them ni**as 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 ni**as/ Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you ni**as/ They don’t wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you ni**as.”
Listen to “Control,” and watch Big Sean break down his new album below….
New Music: Big Sean Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica “Control (HOF)” (Dirty/CDQ/ No Tags)
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.
— Big Sean (@BigSean) August 13, 2013
Along with the record, Big Sean continues his unique campaign for Hall of Fame with a new viral. As visual images of mass destruction play in the background, the rapper gives fans a track-by-track breakdown of his sophomore album. From “Fire,” to “First Chain,” “Mona Lisa,” and “Ashley,” you get words from the man himself as to what inspired each song.