3. The rappers who Kendrick Lamar name-dropped on his verse—from J. Cole to Mac Miller—won't get too comfortable in their current spots in hip-hop.
From the guys mentioned above to guys like Drake, Wale and Meek Mill, every rapper who got called out on "Control" was called out for a reason. They're on top of the rap game right now. But as we've seen so often, fame is fleeting and half of the rappers Kendrick Lamar named could fall down a few notches as far as popularity goes a year from now.
But since they were called out, we think every one of them will strive to do better than they're doing right now and take advantage of the moment. That doesn't necessarily mean that they're going to call Kendrick Lamar out. But it does mean that they're going to rise to the occasion and try to stay on his level as we move forward.
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