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Do “The Heart Part 4” & “Control” Share The Same Sample?

The haunting sounds of Big Sean’s infamous “Control” track might’ve made a return on Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Part 4,” proving some subliminals are just too…

Pleasure Principle: 30 Years Of Loving Janet Jackson’s ‘Control’ Album

Saluting the anniversary of Janet Jackson’s classic career defining set Thirty years is a long time. Especially when you’re a sex symbol for that whole stretch…

Jay Electronica Says Kendrick Lamar ‘Didn’t Say Anything’ On ‘Control’

Another artists whose gained some infamy for a healthy Twitter rant, Jay Electronice let his 140-character cannon blow yesterday in a series of apparently drunken…

Papoose Agrees Kendrick Lamar’s BET Cypher Diss Was Directed at Him, Not Drake

It was going on a month since the last Papoose diss track made its way online. As Papoose quietly bathed in his summer’s post-diss track bliss, a snippet from Kendrick La…

Opinion: Why Drake Needs To Respond To Kendrick Lamar’s BET Cypher Diss

Hey, Drake and Kendrick. Don’t stop now. It’s come down to this: You must deliver on what would undoubtedly be the most intriguing rap battle since Jay Z and Nas…

Listen: Did Ab-Soul Inspire Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Control’ Verse?

Kendrick Lamar’s chest-beating verse on Big Sean’s “Control” rattled the hip-hop world and seized RSS feeds, rap conversations and even TMZ cameras. It was an epic…

No Kendrick Lamar For Kanye West’s New York City Yeezus Tour Dates?

The self-proclaimed “King of New York” — aka Kendrick Lamar — is heading out on tour with Kanye West this fall, but don’t expect to see him onstage in the Big Apple…

Jay Electronica: “I Was Gonna Use ‘Control’ for My Album”

VIBE caught up with Jay Electronica while in Croatia for the Outlook Festival. Electronica, who is featured alongside Kendrick Lamar on Big Sean’s “Control” track, told…

Kendrick Lamar Explains: What We Learned From His Interviews This Week

In the wake of his rap-earth-shattering verse on Big Sean’s “Control,” Kendrick Lamar made the interview rounds this week, appearing on Power 106’s Big Boy’s Neighborhood…