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Kendrick Lamar: “It’s Not About Actually Being The King Of New York”



Hip-Hop’s messiah is finally speaking out about his verse on Big Sean’s “Control.” Kendrick Lamar made headlines earlier this month when he exploded on the rap world with some of the most memorable lyrics in rap history.

On the track, the Compton native boasted about being the King of New York, which didn’t sit well with a lot of people. “I think maybe I dumbed down my lyrics just a little bit,” he explains in an interview with Los Angeles radio station, Power 106. “It’s not about actually being the king of any whatever coast, it’s about me leaving a mark as big as Biggie or Pac.

As for the reaction to the song, Kendrick says he’s surprised. “Honestly I didn’t know there would be so much speculation about it. I just wanted to rap. Anybody that knows me in music knows I just wanted to rap.”

The radio station will plays the rapper’s full interview tomorrow.

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