Ohh yeah, and he kinda called out just about every big name rapper saying that he could kill them in the rap game, and that they need to step it up:

from DC26 – Kendrick's Top 5 Features Since good kid, m.A.A.d. city on Rap Genius


Perhaps the only other equally controversial bars were:

I’m Makaveli’s offspring, I’m the king of New York
King of the Coast, one hand, I juggle them both

Causing hysteria in the East, where most rappers called it blasphemy. Given the infamouf East Coats / West Coat beef of the 90’s, this claim hit New Yorkers deep.

Of course, Kendrick is just quoting Kurupt and employing metonymy (like saying “God’s Son” instead of Nas or “Compton’s human sacrifice” instead of Kendrick) to liken himself to the perfect fusion of Biggie and Pac. Understandably that’s a little sensitive for Brooklyners.

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