Lupe Fiasco has released “SLR 2,” his repsonse to Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s “Control.”
“It’s like niggas must forget who the fuck / Sid what the fuck when the fuck / when niggas was still not the fuck,” Fiasco raps on the song.
Fiasco also addressed his readiness to engage in various types of “wars.”
“I’m fine with all kinds of wars,” Fiasco raps. “Knives and swords / Lions, tigers biting boars / Lightning striking viking hordes / Fighting heightened, violence soars.”
“SLR 2” also features bars that mention Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz and Jay Z, a rapper who collaborated with Fiasco on 2006’s “Pressure,” off of Lu’s debut, Food & Liquor.
“Took two sips of the holy grail then I backed up and I turned around and I bent over and pittooed shit,” Fiasco says on the selection. “I love Jay. That’s my nigga / I feel sicker than a cruise ship. I ain’t competition? / I don’t move shit? The only opposition is this new shit? / These new niggas rappin’ like they two . They be acting like they you / Man, that’s whoo shit / What happened to the game? / Niggas think they jappin’ cause they rappin’ like they Wayne / Rappin’ like they Chainz / I ain’t matchin’ them in platinum, but I’m rappin’ like I’m flames.”
Although Fiasco does not mention Kendrick Lamar by name, it appears that he is referring to Lamar throughout the song, particularly when rapping about what was “said.”
“Now we all heard what he said / But what he said means we dead / And that shit is insane,” Fiasco raps. “He’s so crazy / Look at the little baby / Nigga, you ain’t Nas. Nigga you ain’t Jay Z / You will respect me / you will reject me / but I’ve done so much, no matter how far you go, you will reflect me / SLR. Nigga please / These niggas ’bout to go to work so these bitches gon’ have to leave.”
The song can be heard on HipHopDX and it can be streamed below.
Leading up to the song’s release, Fiasco said rappers would have to “explain they self from here on out when it comes to this ‘better than everybody’ bullshit” on Twitter. More of Fiasco’s Twitter activity leading up to the song’s release and after the track’s release can be seen below.
Yesterday (August 13), it was reported that Lupe Fiasco “liked” Kendrick Lamar’s verse on “Control” after the rapper tweeted about it. Lupe also tweeted while impersonating other rappers who may respond to Lamar. Fiasco also said that fans are “easily impressed” and that the “bar [is] so low, you need a shovel to get at it.” Fiasco also commented on how much more impressed he is with what he sees in Battle Rap, particularly in the Ultimate Rap League (URL).
Fiasco also released a different song yesterday (August 13). The song is titled “Dope Francis,” a play on current Pope Francis’ name. That song can be streamed below.
Fiasco isn’t the first rapper to respond to Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s “Control.” Yesterday, Joell Ortiz dropped his response track saying “he ain’t the king of New York.” B.o.B. also released a response with “How 2 Rap.” Various other rappers responded on Twitter, including Styles P and Joe Budden, who began beefing in a conversation about the track. None of the above rappers were named in the song.