As Kendrick Lamar’s controversial verse on Big Sean’s “Control” continues to ruffle rappers’ feathers, Papoose is next up with a savage lyrical response. Just months after sharing the stage with K. Dot at Hot 97’s Summer Jam, Papoose commits lyrical assault on Kendrick, rejecting the Compton rapper’s claim as the King of New York.
“Ayo Kendrick, good lookin’ on that Summer Jam move,” the Brooklyn rapper says before his verse. “But you ain’t the king of shit!”
Papoose then proceeded to throw jabs at Kendrick and his TDE crew, accusing the rapper of getting ahead of himself and contributing to the demise of the rap game. He spits:
“Tell Kendrick and TDE they need to lay off the PCP/ Far from the king, this is the city of BDP/ You’ll never be a real west coast artist like Eazy E/ You f**king joke, we laughing at you like hehehe/ Ya’ll probably stick dildos in each other like Stevie G/ I mean Stevie J on that sextape with E-V-E.”
Pap’s 4-minute freestyle even features a few name drops of his own; the rapper calls out Kanye West and Drake in his verse, saying “they act feminine.” He also trashes Big Sean on the track in another effort to preserve his city’s legacy:
“Little Sean, Big Sean, let me see I.D./Before you rap, why you always say B.I.G.?/You ain’t Biggie, you can D-I-E...”
Spin Papoose’s “Control (Freestyle)” here.