• Sunday, August 25, 2013

    Fabolous On (Not) Responding to Kendrick Lamar: “You Might Hear Something Eventually”

    Fabolous Kendrick Lamar Control
    Remember when Fabolous tweeted “any studios open yet?” right after Kendrick Lamar shook the game up with his verse on Big Sean’s “Control (HOF)“? And remember when Fabolous didn’t actually release a response track? (Coincidentally, his first activity since that aforementioned tweet was a retweet of a MissInfo.tv link). Well, it wasn’t because every studio was fully booked.
    Speaking with The Source at the famous Rucker Park earlier this week, Loso explained that he intended to respond to Kendrick’s “King of New York” claim, but had a change of heart upon receiving advice from a few OG’s. He also observed how other MCs — particularly those who were called out by K. Dot — reacted (or should we say, didn’t react) and followed suit. Fab did hint that we “might hear something eventually,” though.
    That’s a hot topic on the market, and when I first heard I was gong to address it on the surface of what it was, somebody from out of New York claiming they the “King of New York,” but I took my time and I spoke with some OG’s, I researched it a little bit and got some more history behind it.
    Also, how everybody jumped into it for an intention play would change the situation as well, so a lot of guys stepped in and said their peace, but you also saw a lot of guys who were mentioned on the song, or who you would expect to have responses to the song, really didn’t take that approach, but am gonna tell you one thing that an OG told me, he said “if you do respond, make it work for you, make it come on your time, and not just like you trying to feed the twitter fans with a freestyle.”
    So I got that in the back of mind, so you might hear something eventually…