2. "Control," Big Sean Feat. Jay Electronica
Hot line: "I've seen niggas transform like villain Decepticons/Mollies'll prolly turn these niggas to fucking Lindsay Lohan/A bunch of rich ass white girls looking for parties/Playing with Barbies/Wreck the Porsche before you give them the car key"
This ranking is not a troll. Sure, “Control” was a moment unlike any we’ve seen since, maybe, 50 Cent’s “How To Rob.” And judging bar-for-bar, this is a glorious, statement-making three minutes of menace —and that’s before you get to the name calling. Yet still, “Control” was celebrated more for it’s controversy [claiming bicoastal kingship, sonning every (un)worthy peer] than it’s lyricism. It was a sucker punch to the entire rap game and beyond, a verse that plainly knocked us on our asses soon as it dropped, a conversation piece that just might carry over into the New Year.