The Game on Kendrick LamarQuote: "…Kendrick Lamar is the West Coast Nas. Lyrically, he’s a danger and threat to any competition, myself included."
Do We Believe It? Game must have seen Kendrick's "Control" verse before it was coming. Besides eclipsing Big Sean and Jay Electronica's verses, K. Dot's viscously-crafted segment shook sleeping rappers back into consciousness and prompted the return of excitement and friendly competition to hip hop culture. Post GKMC, Lamar's feature verses have become gems on peer projects (Robin Thicke's "Give It 2 U," Miguel's "How Many Drinks" and J.Cole's "Forbidden Fruit") and even summoned the greats to lay verses on his own tracks (Jay-Z laced "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe"). Even more than they respect his wordplay, fans and fellow artists alike respect Kendrick's drive and sense of humility.