Idiot Box Cat : Control Verse.

Sunday 22 September 2013

Control Verse.

This is about Kendrick's Control verse, obviously it's been news for the past few weeks.
I didn't even really know about it until I was told, and was shown like several response tracks, when I heard Kendrick's verse, then I knew what the hype was all about.

He basically called out all the newcomers in the rap game, and also said that he's the "King of NY" (which is fucking bold) but I can dig it. I mean, what he did with that verse is going to change the current state of Hip-Hop from here on.

Everybody is starting to get back to the essence of lyricism in Hip-Hop. Their bringing it back, and with that verse, I think that there's going to be a big comeback in Hip-Hop regarding the "lyrics" and the "content" so to speak.

Niggas is actually making it possible to get on the radio with 'content' and having a 'hit' all in their songs. Even though, artists don't need that avenue as much, it's still fucking awesome to see the change coming, as well as it happening before your very eyes. What Kendrick did was awesome. I only heard his verse, I didn't hear Big Sean or Jay Elect's verses, I felt like Kendrick put a staple in a game where that staple has been kind of 'left hanging'.

To me I feel like Hip-Hop has never died, people will only say things based off what they 'grow up' with. It's called "generation". When things change and people are afraid of 'change', most often times, they would rather reminisce on what they used to know and often times be 'stuck' in their world that was gone once ago.

I'm not saying that you have to get rid of what once was. The origins of what made a 'culture' into a culture has to remain so people can also revert back to the roots to keep it alive, but as time goes on, things fucking change, and what is of essence will remain, and everything else will grow and evolve. Hip-Hop has never died, it's just growing and it has to accept change in order for guys like 'Kendrick' to come out, stand up, say shit like this, for niggas to realize that with change, you need the essence to make a balance and have the one with the other, to have the hardcore, lyrically-inclined rap artists, and have the mainstream, poppy-hooked motherfuckers that stay on the radio, or you can come in between both and do a lot for the culture.

I like diss tracks. I like them, because that is something that everybody else is interested in. The fans, the media, the critics, the DJ, artists, whoever, you name it. I was always interested in who dissed who on what track, what he/she said, the outcome, the comebacks and the whole frame of what it represented.

And what it represented is exactly what Kendrick is trying to bring back. Competition. Not being afraid to challenge the peers, not being afraid to say what you feel on a track about another motherfucker. It's not that serious, niggas don't need to catch feelings and shoot niggas so they can have a hollogram come next Coachella. Like when Jay and Nas did it, the whole world was on fire, because people love the competition they had, based off who is the best, and who is going to claim to be the best.

and I like Kendrick as an artist, he's dope as fuck. That "good kid in a M.a.a.d city" joint is something that i feel like is what Hip-Hop needed. He did just that, he brought back the old, and placed it in a new era, in a whole new way. Fuck yeah, shout out to Kendrick.

But anyways, check it out... If you haven't.


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