1. The "King of New York" title will actually mean something from now on.
Who is the King of New York right now? One of the reasons Kendrick Lamar's verse on "Control" was so potent is that there really isn't anyone sitting on the throne in NYC at the present moment. Sure, you could give the crown to, say, Jay Z or Nas simply by default. But Jay has moved on to bigger and better things in his life and Nas seems above claiming the crown now, too.
NYC needs a younger and, dare we say, hungrier rapper to come after the crown and take a seat in the throne. And while we're not sure who that rapper is going to be just yet, Kendrick Lamar just made the "King of New York" title a very attractive goal for some young rapper out there. We see a lot of rappers angling for the title in the coming years.
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