Wale Feels He's "The Best Rapper On The Planet"

Wale also said he "would've been offended" if he wasn't mentioned on Kendrick Lamar's verse for Big Sean's "Control."

Wale, one of the rappers mentioned in Kendrick Lamar's much-discussed appearance on Big Sean's "Control," recently spoke about his reaction to the verse. 

"I would've been offended if my name wasn't in that shit," Wale said in an interview with TMZ. "So shout out to TDE and shout out to Kendrick."

Wale also said how he feels about his status among Hip Hop's greats. 

"I still feel like I'm the best rapper on the planet," Wale said. "I feel like that and you should too, TMZ."

Lamar's verse mentions Wale, among other rappers. 

"I'm usually homeboys with the same niggas I'm rhymin' with," Lamar said on the song. "But this is Hip Hop and them niggas should know what time it is. That goes for Jermaine ColeBig K.R.I.T.WalePusha T, Meek MillA$AP RockyDrake, Big Sean, Jay Electron[ica], Tyler[, the Creator]Mac Miller. I got love for you all but I'm tryin' to murder you niggas. Trying to make sure your core fans never heard of you niggas [and that] they don't want to hear not one more noun or verb from you niggas. What is competition? I'm trying to raise the bar high." 

Yesterday (August 14), several rappers spoke about Kendrick Lamar's verse. Iggy Azalea said the verse was "amazing" and that it was "over-sensationalized." Cassidy, who released one of many diss song responses to the verse, praised Lamar's "heart" and said he's "excited" about the track. 

RELATED: Kendrick Lamar Says He's "Trying To Murder" Drake, J. Cole, Wale On Big Sean's "Control"

133 Comments

  • Anonox

    Sperm wale is far from the best. He's really good at praising himself though.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah he is the best at being pure garbage! HAHAHA Fuck this nigga!

  • jim jim

    this nigga sucks for real best rapper my ass

  • Youngindy21

    He could be..... but his music sucks so nobody cares. Or at least it does now. Wale is definitely up there in terms of lyrics but some of his newer stuff is kinda not that great. I'll give The Gifted a few more listens to see if my opinion changes but I liked his old mixtapes and his first 2 albums more. Not sure why people hating on Wale cus there are few new school rappers that are on his level lyrically.

  • Art Brooks

    What planet is Wale from?

  • kinglio21093

    Why are rappers so fucking unrealistic? Like dead ass. Wale is talented. But for God sake, there's NO WAY he's not the best in the planet. I can't fucking stand all these cocky bastards who think they the dopest in the world when it's not even close. Be fucking humble man and do you. Rappers are so ignorant.

  • Anonymous

    ahhaa wale is a joke. disgrace to hip hop

  • Luke

    lets see lamar step in the booth with a REAL mc like tyler or earl! #GOLF WANG!

  • RIAA

    I don't know why I name myself RIAA, honestly. I guess it just makes me feel special. I like naming myself after a company who gives out certifications and plaques to recording artists. I'm such a loser. My bad, I'm kinda fruity.

  • THE GOAT

    "Don't came at me wit no bullshit, use caution Cause when I wet shit, I dead shit, like abortions For bigger portions, of extortion then racketeering Got niggas fearin, fuck whatchu heard, this whatchu hearin How much darker must it get, how much harder must it hit See if your hardest niggas flip, when I start a bunch of shit I like pussy, but not up in my face, so gimme three feet Cause when we creep, no more than three deep, niggas see sheep Bloodhounds found your shit buried in the mud Following traces of gun powder, residue and blood A positive ID is impossible, so you know John Doe is what they gon' be puttin on that tag on yo' toe Now who gon tell yo mother, her baby's under a cover in the morgue Stiff as a log, sniffed out by the dogs Son of a hard headed nigga that wouldn't listen So you got whatchu came for Surgery wit the chainsaw grrrrr, I hit the fuckin streets Cause like I said before ain't nothin goin down until I eat Mu'fuckers think it's all about impressin bitches and stressin bitches Well, I'm testin bitches game, adressin bitches, and caressin bitches And dealin wit mu'fuckers on all levels What I'm dealin with is all devils, fuckin with snakes Runnin with niggas you call rebels I got an army of 730 niggas, dirty niggas That come through and worry niggas 30 niggas that like to bury niggas And scary niggas get it all the time Cause what they got is all of mine Your man was talkin shit until I pulled the nine And if I don't know you, I don't fuck witchu And if you wit my man, then he gettin stuck witchu And gave it the money Cause I just lost my mind when he crossed the line Sent his back through his chest Then I tossed the nine, boss of crime Black Gotti, I stack bodies wit the black shotty Bitch-ass niggas who act snotty Get it"

    • Anonymous

      DMX was the man in the 90s, but that was more than a decade ago. His first few albums are all classics, but he made poor decisions and fell the fuck off.

    • bizzalls

      ILL FUCKIN verse from DMX off of his debut album. Too bad nobody else knows this...

  • dentaldamboy

    Wale is the best rapper in the game. He worked with a certified gangster and is huge.

    • Anonymous

      LMFAO!! ALL THEM NIGGAZ YOU JUST METIONED ARE GARBAGE!!

    • dentaldamboy

      Correction: (Officer)...Ricky. I meant to say that Wale is decent but far from the best. I gotta go, I have a date tonight, and he'll be here any minute. Peace y'all!

    • dentaldamboy

      Y'all KNOW that i'm just playin'!! Ross is prob the fakest dude in the game! Wale is by far the greatest rapper and he needs to leave that fake ass, wack ass MMG label!!

  • DRAKE RUNS RAP

    1) Drake is the face of rap. If not list nsmes that are hotter than drake is right now all you haters can't. 2) Drake has the most number 1 hits in hiphop on billboards in only 4 years in the game. This is a fact look it up 3) Drakes tours are the highest grossing look it up if your in denial. 4) Every song drake drop gets the most views again look it up. 5) Drake is only 25 he is allready on legend status when drake enters his 40s he will be the most sucessfull. 6) Only hiphop nerds that live in their basement and get no pussy hate on drake all casual fans of music respect and like drake when they think of listening to hiphop they listen to drake All you haters claim i lie when i state facts instead of your shitty opinions drake runs rap its fact!!

    • dentaldamboy

      You stupid faggot. You are only saying this because Jay-Z, more like Cray-Z, said that Drake was the Kobe Bryant of rap. GTFOH!! Clown ass muthafucka! Drake is extremely corny and FAKE. You ever hear him talk? All proper and shit? Then all of a sudden he raps with this ghetto accent that came outta nowhere?? GAY, GAY, GAY, CORNY, AND FAKER THAN A MOTHERFUCKER. Drake is the king of talentless singing and trying to sound like Lil Stayne.

    • Anonymous

      anybody that appeals to 14 year old girls are obviously gonna sell the most records...little spoiled girls get what they want, thats the reason drake sells so much..and hes not hip hop (not even a little bit) hes a rapper/ singer

  • ws.slim

    The game? Fool the game has been over. Look at all the prisons right now.

    • Anonymous

      Ross has no classics.

    • Rozay

      ^ you can hate all you want but that won't change the fact that ross has dropped THREE CLASSIC ALBUMS IN A ROW! BAWSE!!!!!!

    • HAHAHAHA!

      ROSS, WE ALL KNOW IT IS YOU, YOURSELF HERE ON THIS WEBSITE SAYING YOU'RE THE HARDEST RAPPER EVER! Hahahahaha...You are the biggest fraud in hip hop and your boy Meek Mill is cool with 50, hahaha. Meek Mill looked a little shook on that stage, you big fuckboy. You're finished Ross, the streets don't fuck with fake muthafuckas like you. You fuckin CO donut eatin' faggot!

    • RIAA

      @Rozay, you got no proofs.

    • Rozay

      most of these rappers aint real niggas. Word, Nas bankrupt never was a drug runner, Lil Wayne aint no blood, Jeezy aint no BMF, 50 a snitch, Game a stripper, Em was gay. None of these niggas real you guys. If they was all real they all be dead now. Like it or not Ross is the new biggie. BAWSE!!!!!

    • RIAA

      I didn't say that, that was a troll.

    • RIAA

      You got it, Illuminati allways win.

    • Anonymous

      You right I dont fit in this world full of wanna be thugs,undercover faggots, and a million dollars to put a dress on and rock a murse.

    • RIAA

      That what I said, you can't fit in this world so you think the game is over.

  • Dentaldamboy

    Lil Wayne is the best rapper of ll-time. Better than TUFAG for sure, Best Lil Wayne lines of all-time 1. As soon as I cum, I come to my senses 2. Grab a ow out the tree, tell that bitch, who but me? 3. Tell that pig and cow, I'll go ham if you beef 4. We don't feel you like an elephant, gettin fucked with a tick dick 5. I just fucked a clock and it came a time 6. I'm in the ocean gettin shark pussy 7. Boy when I think of you my dick starts to jump like a fuckin kangaroo 8. She swallowed so many nuts, you'll find a squirrel in her throat 9. These niggas think they're hard, they're just nipples 10. Cuz it's almost twelve and this dick won't suck itself

    • HAHAHAHA!

      ^This cocksucka above me must be Lil Wayne himself. Ain't no real G's respect that fake ass bitch who kisses dudes on the mouth! Wayne, get off HipHopDX, stop commenting about yourself you little bitch.

    • BOY

      Real Bloods in LA (Compton) respect Wayne and got his back. No real gangster respected Pac. Thats why they terminated his bitch ass for being a fake ass loud mouth. YMCMB!

    • Kizman

      2PAC is and always will be the greatest rapper of all time by far Lyrical Content - 2PAC beats any other rapper, his music was so meaningful, the themes of most of Tupac's songs are the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, other social problems - PAC WINS Voice - 2PAC had the greatest voice is rap, it was perfect, he can be angry and agressive in Hit Em Up and Changes, then soft in Dear Mama. MTV voted him 09 of the best voices in music ever, michael jackson was 10th - PAC was ahead of every other rapper Lyrical Skill - Yeah pac didnt have the greatest metaphors, it's easy to have skillful lyrics when your rapping about cars, sex, money, sex , cars, PAC told stories and rapped about real important topics, and he didnt try to have skillful lyrics, also the greatest rapper for lyrical skill is eminem. and 2pac beats him on every other catogary Greatest Lyricist - Pac haands down, other than his lyrics having great meaning, PAC made 400 songs in one year, he writ and recorded the songs in The Don Kiluminati in 7 days, people will great metaphors in there lyrics take YEARS TO MAKE THEIR 'CLASSIC' Albums fukin idiot Greatest Person - PAC

  • ws.slim

    Why you worrying about someone that doesn't have money? Truth hurts does it? Take your RIAA dabbling ass somewhere else. How much they pay you to stick up for them?

  • ws.slim

    You said it! That only the money matters. That's why rap is so dam whack. You guys have two fingers each and up every mainstream sold out illuminatti puppet rapper's ass. Had to kill the greats because they actually had mind's,a heart, and a soul. These rappers force to have sex on video taped and stored away so they can do all kinds of whack music. When they go against you. Then you gonna live stream them getting booty busted in the back of a cab. Why you guys killed bun b? Because he was gonna expose all those faggots out there. Cant do that right? Messes up your money. Oh yeah that's right money only matters. My bad Killilluminati

  • Anon

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...oh Wale.. you a funny ass Nigerian.

  • RIAA

    Kendrick Lamar, J Cole and Wale. Hip Hop is safe then stop crying bunch of bitches or go back in your cave listenin' to some underground shit, this is mainstream shit right here and only the money matters so yall broke niggaz are not interesting.

  • ws.slim

    Drake king of hip hop? You mean king of kids running in the hall. How you gonna take this powder puff ass nigga serious. When he was on a tv show on saturday mornings back in the days. Thats like prince trying to do gangsta rap. Get the fuck out of here. Rap is gone. Been gone since the early 2000's after, Gotti,Prince,Suge,Dash try to come together and buy there own production company. All the rappers out right now couldnt last two tracks with the real rappers back in the days. This candy corn rap makes me want to yak.

  • Fish

    Best rapper on the planet???? You're not even the best rapper in DC - Fat Trel murders you on the mic!!!!! SLUTTY BOYZ!!!

  • Anonymous

    BUHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAHAAH pause... LMAO WACK ASS RAPPER hahhaahahahaa

  • Anonymous

    lol wale is not even in top 50 he is not even the best gay rapper loool

  • Anonymous

    Wale looks like a gay pirate from that Jack Sparrow movie.. I bet he is wishing for a dick on that pic... what a corny ass rapper. lmao

  • Anonymous

    He's lying to himself

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  • Anonymous

    WALE WINS BEST HIP-HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR!!! SORRY THERE HAS BEEN A CORRECTION NEEDED LMAO..MAYBE NEXT YEAR OR NEVER KENDRICK LAMAR THE WINNER!!!

  • KING YEBO

    HE STILL AIN'T ON GUCCI MANE'S LEVEL!

  • rhugginsj

    hahahahahahahahhahahahaha...wait PAUSE HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • dentaldamboy

    K dot ruining his career by making up fake bullshit.

  • 614grind

    Wale don't think he the best. He's just saying what he thinks he's supposed to say.

  • Anonymous

    LOL wale the only one thinkin that

  • AHappyGrimReaper

    None of them can step to this cat. Bodied Kendrick: Search: JChrioni Rigamortician SoundCloud Ripped Kendrick's Rigamortis beat while responding to his "Control" verse...

  • Truth

    Wale's confidence in himself is what made him rich and famous, I may not agree with his statement but I salute his success and applaud my brothers who believe in themselves enough to achieve their dreams.

  • Sadboys2001

    Yung Lean>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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  • Anonymous

    rap is trash these days fuck you Wale

    • Anonymous

      said the fucking idiot on the website that gives out current events in hip hop. Go listen to 2pac in your tape deck you cool old school fan

  • sly

    i swear nowadays since kanye said hes God everybody saying whatever the hell they want

  • J

    Every artist should believe they are the best, no matter what else anyone believes. I respect the man for living up to that statement. Aint no one ever gonna be the best because there aint a definition for the best.

    • 614grind

      That's the problem. Encouraging delusional thought doesn't help anyone. I can see thinking you're the best at your niche, but not the overall best. That cliche is ridiculous.

  • Anonymous

    i got 2 words for you, Wale... Fifty Tyson!!!

  • Anonymous

    Meek sumwhere screaming "THIS NIGGA CRAZY..."

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  • Whale

    WALEYYYYYYYYYYYY DOUGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH??????

  • sxxx9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W1tG-m4NSU

  • sxxx9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhkB95J5c9s

  • sxxx9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsnAk6tjsts

  • wft??

    Sadly this is a case of delusion, he is a decent rapper The Gifted was ok (only negative thing was it sounded more like a rap/pop album to me. I preferred Ambition) Wale would not be even in my top 10

  • Anonymous

    and im the best rapper on pluto

  • Anonymous

    Keep dreamin Wale

  • Anonymous

    nigga lupe kill u and u did not even know it

  • Truthspeak

    This nigga on some hardcore drugs if he thinks he's the best rapper in the planet. Wale wouldn't even crack the Top 50 Dead or Alive list. Fuck outta here with that bullshit.

  • KarlW1992

    Dont embarrass yourself Wale, you fucking shit cunt, your wack, you sellout bitch, get the fuck outta here!!

  • xx004

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo8tr4DjVaM

  • xx004

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkD3jV9cgAI

  • micheal myers

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhCD8Bc_02c

  • Anonymous

    The CORNIEST rapper on the planet...

  • wolfman

    I read the headline, and immediately wanted to leave the site.

  • Anonymous

    Hip hop's newbie fans ride Kendrick's dick because they think he is hip hop's savior. Before y'all were born, hot lyricists were uncountable.

  • Anonymous

    THIS IS THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE

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  • Anonymous

    He's the worst rapper on his label.

  • SDK

    THE BUZZZ AROUND THIS VERSE IS HILARIOUS ... BUT IS COOL,AND I PUT MY ONLY $1 ON DRAKE DONT GET ME WRONG

  • Anonymous

    you do realize that YMCMB is pop rap, right? #smh

  • Come On

    yah I get that the market is watered down and there isn't a whole lot of competition but Wale best on the planet?? In which universe I ask?? cause surely he's not talking about this one.

  • TruToThe

    Delusional ass rapper.

  • gok

    Wale sounding like a bitch. 'Thank you for mentioning my name; makes me feel like I will be relevant in 5yrs time' Lool Wale is a nothing rapper. Not offensive not amazing just average songs. Dude's done some alright songs and I give him props for staying relevant this long cause when his first album didn't post big numbers i thought he was gone. But lol at best rapper; i know he doesnt truly believe that.

  • J dirty

    Both Wheelchair Jimmy(Drake) and Kendrick are Ass...Hip hop is dead.All thats left is Pop Rap...Buncha girls swingin purses at each other.

  • dentaldamboy

    HAHAHAHAH. A few internet nerds compliment Kednrick Lamar and now he's all gassed up, claiming he's the best. Kendick isn't even in the conversastion. This guy has nothing to say. He's a fad. Drake is the true King of Hip Hop.

  • 13 posts

    best rapper on the planet? ha! prally not even the best rapper in prince joseph county or wherever the hell hes from

  • Aonymous

    I hear what your saying, but step up to the mike and prove it.

  • BP

    thinks he's the best rapper on the planet but doesn't even drop a 16 in response to Kendrick's verse, instead he all like "thank God he mentioned my name doe" LOL

  • LMAO

    LMAO at title and picture of Wale it's not funny... Meek Mill, Wale and Rick Ross are suffering from delusional disorder. Delusional disorder is an uncommon psychiatric condition in which patients present with non-bizarre delusions, but with no accompanying prominent hallucinations, thought disorder, mood disorder, or significant flattening of affect. They need HELP ASAP!!!

  • B-Dub, Tha Muthaphukkin Real

    @HipHopDX Editors - I normally love this site but all this shit about "Kendrick diss'" is bullshit, Cassidy DID NOT diss Kendrick on his "Control" response track, he was saying Kendrick killed Big Sean and Jay Electron but if Cass was on the orignal he would have killed Kendrick's verse. The only DISS so far has been JR Writer, and Joell Ortiz (barely). Listen to the lyrics before you claim it's a diss record! Peace.

  • The Snitch Guy

    Wale called me up yesterday at 5:23pm and asked me for a bag of Methamphetamine. At 6:04pm i met up with Wale and did the deal i sold him 4 ounces.AND ITS ALL FUCKING RICKY ROZAY'S FAULT YOU FUCKING FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT FRAUDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD YOU FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKER. you fucking jewish turd cunt you fucken dog shit eater you fat fucken pig you fucken police officer you fuckwit FUCK YOU DOGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

  • Anonymous

    Wale's not a bad rapper, but he's far from the best lol

  • Anonymous

    Kendrick would murder this fool.

  • pussy ass hoe

    respond to kendrick you pussy lame!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    He's joking. Check out thegrandreport, they got some good videos on there

  • dentaldamboy

    Wale really is one of the best rappers in the game if not the best. With the help of a platinum selling gangster, he keeps the whole world rocking.

  • theBavarianIlluminati

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  • samiam

    Shut up. If you really think you're the best, why don't you respond to Kendrick?

  • wale is wack

    step up your bars fool!

  • OUCH!

    2 chainz, soulja boy & wacka are going to kill lamaras verse when they respond ..................... LOL

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