"I think hip hop needs this shit..."
A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky has given his thoughts on Kendrick Lamar's now infamous guest verse on Big Sean's 'Control'.

In one fell swoop, Kendrick Lamar seemed to shift from underground hero to the hottest property in Stateside hip hop. Adding a blistering guest verse to Big Sean's 'Control' the Compton MC take aim at his contemporaries, before pronouncing himself to be the King of New York.

Since then, virtually every rapper in the game has been asked their opinion. Stopping by Funk Flex at Hot 97, the team couldn't resist the opportunity to ask the A$AP Mob their opinion on the verse.

Noting the 'King of New York' line, A$AP Ferg asked: "What's a king to a Lord?"

A$AP Rocky opened up about the verse, noting the importance of competition within hip hop culture. "That King of New York shit? You smoking crack, you crazy... I mean, honestly, though, K.Dot and them niggas, that's fam. I think hip-hop needs this shit. There's niggas pissed off just because they wasn't mentioned."

"The nigga didn't say nothing about nobody's mother… he ain't want problems," Rocky continued. "He just said, "These is my niggas, and I'm letting y'all know it's competition.' What's the problem? That man know I'm where he at... Hip-hop is all about the sport. It's all about the culture."

The buzz quote? A$AP Rocky labelled Kendrick Lamar "one of the most talented of our generation."

Watch the interview below. (via Pitchfork)

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