Under Control: Ranking All 37 Kendrick Lamar Verses Of 2013


Kendrick Lamar ruled rap in 2013 without even releasing an album. And how? Simple: He borrowed Lil Wayne’s formula of hopping on any and everything (from Lonely Island to Kid Cudi), which resulted in a lot of satisfied listeners (and some embarrassed hosts). It’s hard to keep track of all the rhymes Kendrick dropped in this calendar year, so we’ve done you a favor and compiled them all, ranked from dope to extremely dope. Here’s to the year of Kendrick. —John Kennedy and Max Weinstein