J. Cole Addresses Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse On "T.K.O." Remix

J. Cole discusses Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse on Justin Timberlake's "T.K.O. (Black Friday Remix)," which also features Pusha T and A$AP Rocky.

J. Cole has addressed Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's "Control" with a verse on Justin Timberlake's "T.K.O. (Black Friday Remix," a selection that also features Pusha T and A$AP Rocky. 

Cole's verse centers around a woman that plays "Control" on her cellular phone. Upon hearing the track, J. Cole responds.

"Cole to the rescue, never save a ho," Cole raps on the track. "Hoes like to hide their behavior though / Thought you was a down-ass bitch / 'Til I found that shit a couple days ago / I was home alone, next thing I know / That long ass verse from a song called 'Control' was on / The room got nearer, the tune got clearer / That's when I seen the shit playin' on your phone / Girl, what is that, ringtone? / Shit, not you too / Man that hype done got you too / Everybody and their momma gassed / Even my momma asked what I'mma do / Decisions, decisions / In case this is war, then I load up on all ammunition / If a nigga want problems, my trigger's on auto / I'll make sure that nobody miss him / Now pack up your shit, you don't believe in me / I don't need you, I got me, bitch / Same nigga moved to N.Y.C., bitch / Got a record deal and a college degree, bitch / Two gold plaques, I produced all the tracks / And I never-ever-ever lean on Jay Z, bitch / And after all that achievement / Real nigga never even went and got his teeth fixed / Now you try to play me, bitch / You try to fuckin' play me / I ought to knock your ass out." 

J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar have reportedly started working on an album together. In March, Cole spoke with MTV about their collaborative work and how competitive it is to rap beside one another.

"It's mad competitive," Cole said. "It has to be, because we both love it. We're not gonna speak about it, it's not gonna be like, 'Yo man I killed you.' It's pride. You have pride in your craft and what you do, but to a certain extent. It's not about who's better verse, it's about the song. But if it's just for flexin'. You definitely wanna show out."

In May, Cole confirmed that the album was being worked on and that the duo had a handful of songs completed

In June, Cole and Lamar appeared together on "Forbidden Fruit," a cut off Cole's Born Sinner album

In August, Lamar spoke about Cole during his "Control" verse on Big Sean's selection.

"I'm usually homeboys with the same niggas I'm rhymin' with," Kendrick Lamar raps 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.Wale / Pusha 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." 

In September, Cole responded to the selection in an interview.

“That’s Rap," Cole said in an interview with Noisey. "That’s Rap music. That’s a part of the game. It’s natural. It’s fine.”

The track can be heard below, via Sermon's Domain on Audiomack. 

RELATED: J. Cole Confirms Joint Album With Kendrick Lamar

102 Comments

  • Anonymous

    @Taylor nigga you know you ain't never listened to J.Cole cause if you did you wouldn't be talking that nonsense.

  • Anonymous

    Why the fuck is ASAP Rocky on this. Cole made him look like a 4th grader.

    • Sham

      Bro how can you say J.cole killed rocky? Rockys verse was so more complex than j Coles and so many aliterations and effort on that verse. All 3 killed it

  • Taylor

    I really dont understand the whole "hype" behind J.Cole, dude is average at best.

    • Tyler

      SHIT THE SAME CAN BE SAID ABOUT DRAKE THAT DUDE IS EVEN MORE MEDICORE WITH HIS RAPPING DRAKE IS JUST WAY TO OVERRATED THAT'S ALL HE'S GOT GOING FOR HIM HE'S A R&B/POP RAPPER LIKE FLO RIDA

  • EarthToneDaProducer

    The sound clip wouldn't play, but from reading the bars quoted from J.Cole's verse, I was so not impressed -_-

  • MarquezTDE

    @eyecontrol Your fucking stupid since when was "Control" one of kendricks Album?? And Cole Already Dropped His Sophmore Album Witch Was "Born Siner" His Debut Album Was Cole World Side Line Story You dont know shit!!

  • Yeezy

    College Dropout: Best- Spaceship (my favorite beat from this record tbh, great guest verses from GLC & Consequence) Worst- The New Workout Plan (c'mon son) Late Registration: Best- Gone (GOAT kanye verse here at the end) Worst- Celebration (I like it, but Kanyes flow here is a bit lame) Graduation: Best- Homecoming (a Chicago classic) Worst- Drunk & Hot Girls (the lyrical content here is too immature for Kanye tbr) 808s & Heartbreak: Best- Amazing (one of the only tracks on this record i could listen, sorry i really didnt feel this album) Worst- Heartless (Staight corn. Kanyes singing here just doesnt do it for me MBDTF: Best- Runaway (debtable GOAT kanye track, backed by an excellent delivery from Pusha T Worst- Hell of a Life (the beats a bit corny by MBDTF standards, nonethless a great song) Yeezus: Best- Bound 2 (a beautiful album-closer, nice contrast to the other songs) Worst- Hold my Liquor (Chief Keef? C'mon son. That autotune didnt really help either, mildly epic tracks though) What do you think is the best & worst song off each of Kanye album?

    • condescending

      College Dropout: Best - Family Business Worst - The New Workout Plan (I mean what the fuck was that all about) Late Reg: Best - Gold Digger (classic) Worst - Addiction (strange beat, really hard to pick a worst from this album, it's amazing) Graduation: Best - Bittersweet Poetry Worst - Barry Bonds (only just beat out Drunk and Hot Girls for me) 808s and Heartbreak: Best - Amazing Worst - everything on that album that's not Amazing or Heartless MBTDF: Best - Power (my favourite Kanye song) Worst - So Appalled (hard to pick for me, every verse by the featured artists (including Jay) are shit) Yeezus: Best - Bound 2 Worst - the rest of the album is equally shit

    • Anonymous

      i agree that sample drives me nuts

    • Anonymous

      Bound 2 has the absolute worst sample of all time. That "uh huh honey" shit had me flipping the song off. I could barely watch the franco and rogen parody I hate that song so much.

  • Barbara Waterbury

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  • Tonya Nickel

    until I looked at the draft which had said $4656, I didn't believe that my best friend was actualie bringing in money parttime on-line.. there friends cousin has been doing this less than a year and resantly paid for the morgage on there place and got a new Lancia Straton. read the full info here>>> www.Fb39.com A MAN JUST DIED, SO LET HIS HOMIEHONOR ANOTHERHIS MEMORY IN PEACE! JESUS H. CHRIST, YOU PEOPLE ARE SUCH LEACHES & INSTIGATORS!

  • 666 devils

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCGNTO0qaVc

  • SDK

    JCOLE CAN ETHER KD REAL TALK

    • stillmatic

      na, dont compare Cole nd Kendrick. i like j cole ,everyone likes j cole but kendrick would beat him on this track or any.

  • stefmazy

    https://soundcloud.com/stef-mazy/low-free-beat My first beat :d Feel free to use it

  • NPH

    lol i felt coles pain,,but he couldn't go as hard as he wished! Nice Remix. Pusha killed it!

  • Anonymous

    I never-ever-ever lean on Jay Z, bitch looool my ass you begged him to be on every album and a deal

  • lol

    KL fans gettin definsive n shit lol.

  • Cole world

    Cole went hard wit his response, its not late da song came out this year loool. Really da whole song was dope af tho asap n push did dey thing too.

  • Nicky Freeman

    Did J.Cole get really emotional? Awww, here's some tissue dude. I'm a fan but that was weak bro. Kendrick sounded like the overconfident bully and you just came back with I should knock your ass out bitch...don't make me laugh

    • Anonymous

      Doesn't sound like he's getting emotional you idiot. He's responding to everyone blowing he song out of proportion. If he was getting emotional I doubt they would be working on an album together.

    • Anonymous

      Cole was making fun of the rappers and how they reacted to Control lol

  • sxxx4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnK65C7cZyE

  • sxxx4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytBR7ET_6uU

  • Grittie

    I like the fact that K. Dot got all the singing ass rappers acting on emotions instead putting skills to use, sensitive ass rappers SMMFH. Hip-Hop has one foot in the graveyard. All these rappers are scared to put that career on the line. I see somebody talking about that homo label but you know what people support bullshit and this how wack rapper get rich. The Hip-Hop culture is losing its integrity real fast & 95% of New Schooler have dept in music somebody gives them a mic and it DRUGS, RAPING, MATERIAL THINGS. THE HIP-HOP GAME IS LACKING INTEGRITY PERIOD.

  • Anonymous

    COLE WORLD SPAZZEDDD ON THIS TRACKKK

  • Anonymous

    J cole killed this PERIOD rocky and T killed it buh cole stud out

  • jasonnns

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  • 666

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/tzFR9r8C7cI/mqdefault.jpg

  • micheal myers demons

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/eTWiaaecIS8/default.jpg

  • micheal myers demons

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP-jYiuDD9g

  • Anonymous

    Drake got sensitive and it was only a matter of time before this sensitive ass nigga followed.

  • Anonymous

    So like, are they still working on the album?

  • Anonymous

    If we're going to talk literal, and take this as seriously as they want us to.. I will pray for Kendrick's safety, and J.Cole's quick demise.

    • Anonymous

      SO BRO J.COLE AIN'T GOING NOWHERE FACE IT HE'S HAVING PROBABLY THE BEST YEAR OF HIS CAREER SO FAR AND THAT'S JUST THE TRUTH LOOK BORN SINNER WENT GOLD BACK IN EARLY JULY AND ROSE TO NUMBER ONE BEATING OUT KANYE IN SALES THREE WEEKS AFTER THEY BOTH RELEASED THEIR ALBUMS, J.COLE ALSO GOT TWO CERTIFIED HIT SINGLES FROM THE ALBUM TO, ON TOP OF THAT J.COLE HAS WON AN AWARD FOR HIS SONG CROOKED SMILE AT THE BET HIP HOP AWARDS, AS WELL AS PERFORMING AT THE IHEART RADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH TLC, PLUS THE HUGE WHAT DREAMS MAY COME TOUR J.COLE IS CURRENTLY ON WITH WALE IN EUROPE AND IN FACT J.COLE DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND HAS HAD TO EXTEND HIS TOUR INTO 2014 BECAUSE PEOPLE WANNA SEE HIM LOL SHIT WHY U MAD U SHOULD BE GLAD J.COLE IS NOT ONE OF GREATEST BUT HE PUTS OUT FAR BETTER MUSIC THAN THESE FAKE CORNY ASS RAPPERS LIKE WAKA FLOCKA, FRENCH MONTANA, LIL WAYNE, AND DRAKE TO NAME A FEW SHIT J.COLE IS ONE OF THE REALEST RAP ARTISTS OUT TODAY NEXT TO KENDRICK LAMAR IN FACT J.COLE AND KENDRICK ARE GOING TO BE JOINING EMINEM IN AUSTRALIA ON HIS TOUR IN FEBRUARY 2014 SO I DON'T KNOW ABOUT U BUT LOOKS LIKE J.COLE WILL RULE HIP HOP IN YEARS TO COME ALONG SIDE KENDRICK LAMAR SORRY TO BURST YOUR BUBBLE BUT THAT IS FACTS IT'S A COLE WORLD COLE LIFE GET USES TO IT

  • dentaldamboy

    As an accountant for YMCMB, I can personally confirm that TDE simply can't afford to go to war with YMCMB. Anthony Tiffith will not pay for Kendrick's studio time if the songs recorded will be deemed offensive by YMCMB. Wayne, Drake or Nicki could body Kendrick's career very quickly, and then TDE will be bankrupt. Meanwhile, here at YMCMB, we give artists full control over their albums and we give them all of the funds necessary for them to exercise such control. That's why it's taking a long time for Cory Gunz, Jae Millz, Gutta Gutta, Lil Chickee, Lil Twist and Mack Maine to put out albums.They are taking their time to make a classic. Not everyone is as talented as Drake and Wayne to be able to put out a classic every year. Some artists need time.

    • HitmanhopDX

      YMCMB is a bunch of pussies and bitches...broke bitches to specific rich people eg HOVA and diddy no wassup...YMCMB should shut up...thank you!!!

  • Drizzaveli

    Better watch yourself cole. . King Kendrick will murder you on your own track! WATCH IT PLAYBOY!!

  • Anonymous

    J cole is whack as fuck

  • Anonymous

    Cole laced that verse very nicely. Well done!!

  • THC

    Coles's verse is really a Drake diss. The flow, the reference to Jay and moms. Read between the lines.

  • xx009

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ81aQLn5DY

  • xx009

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

  • Ghostly

    Control is still a topic on this site? Lol this site is fuckin dead. 90% of the stories published on here are garbage.. maybe its a reflection of how Hip Hop is DEAD. Fuckin new school sucks.

  • stevadore

    The ONE and ONLY proper response to the Control verse is Murdering PSA by the Roostar Incorporated. Why is everybody so excited about black men talking about murdering and shooting each other. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNcnGx5Z2zM

  • alfred

    so this means there is no j.cole and kendrick album.

  • Eye Control

    You guys gotta understand that J Coal is "the one" because he just dropped his debut album Born Sinner and all these other new guys are 2-3 albums in and don't have the impact that J Coal is having. Sure, Kendrick is making impact but he has 2 albums out (Control System, GMKC) so just wait until J Coal drops his sophomore album before criticizing him. I'm only 16 and I know it's Coal World, bitches. Now that's how you Either Kendrick Lamar.

  • sxxx9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T8E09aAOIc

  • sxxx9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQQiG7rAuyw

  • xx009

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imVlSwcJ38s

  • Lynne Montalvo

    until I looked at the receipt of $6047, I have faith that my best friend was like they say truley bringing home money part time on their apple laptop.. there uncles cousin haz done this less than 11 months and resently cleard the debts on their condo and purchased a gorgeous Car. you can look here>>> www.Fb39.com He was basically saying those are the ones he see's as his competition; and that he was going to remain competitive with them for the top spot. If anything he dissed every other rapper he didn't mention.

  • xx009

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1Fi-HpfIrI

  • WTFisJCOLE

    Trinidad James would eat up J Cole and K Dot

  • EASTCOAST RAP IS DEAD

    Justin Timberlake? Really? Fuck lame ass pop rappers: pusha t, cole and gaydick lamar

    • Anonymous

      rick ross got a new song with lady gaga coming out soon true story!

    • Anonymous

      lol so this michael jackson clown justin Timberlake is a real musian? fucking faggot go listen to nsynch

    • Anonymous

      Yes because REAL musicians only fuck with one type of music and never mess with a well established artist and broaden their creative horizons. You fucking moronic 12 year old cunt.

  • Anonymous

    checkout the fag report they usually have some good read and viral videos

  • 3headedmonstah

    damn, brah waited to get on TKO remix with J.T to share a couple of words about the k.dot verse. hmmm .. man that shit too late.. should of dont that a min ago... NEXTTT

  • Jermaine has nothing to rap about

    J Cole's only topics: 1. Moving to New York 2. College 3. Women complaints 4. Jay-Z 5. Kendrick Lamar

  • sxxx9

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

  • KAPONE

    BEZEL LIKE A PRAYER CIRCLE DIAMONDS IN THAT BITCH HOLDING HANDS--push killed that

  • los

    Are you a soccer mom Anonymous nigga? So that means... checc, the hip hop crowd heard it... now the fans outside of his core will hear it seein as tho its a fuccin Justin Timberlake song... simple my nigga... but I dont see this shit as a diss really... they wanna kill this hype somebody gotta get busy...

  • nubianfx

    Young Jermaine killed it, and kept it on topic as far as the song is concerned. I hate when rappers hop on a song and just spit some random bars about whatever..lol..

  • los

    na he responded on the biggest look possible... smart if you want your point to be heard...

    • Anonymous

      I am not a fan of Timberlake but you are only proving to everyone that you are a kid who cannot get into clubs because JT is all over that shit and trust me, it ain't just soccer moms screaming and grinding all over the place. You don;t have to like the guy but being envious of him only hurts yourself, bruh.

    • Anonymous

      by a bunch of soccer moms?

  • Gucci The ROAT

    Gucci The Realest Of All Time: - Sold drugs. - Killed a man who tried to rob him. Ask Young Jeezy. - Exposed Young Jeezy as a fraud. - Beats up so called fans. - Throws bitches out of his car while driving. These are facts! Fuck the studiogangstas: Rick Ross, Mobb Deep, Nas, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, 2Pac, Big L, GAYrick Lamar etc.

    • Anonymous

      Jeezy got more street cred in ATL than Gucci, believe that my nig. Gucci is a crazy nigga who has too many enemies all up and down the East coast. Anyone who actually knows these niggas and the situation can tell you Gucci can't go nowhere in these streets without bodyguards whereas Jeezy gets nuff respect, seen?

    • fuccya

      pedrop2.0, then why those other rappers he named gotta lie and cant rhyme about, i dunno, other things they really lived instead of trap/gangsta shit? Its that fancy?

    • The Real Gucci

      The Real Gucci: -Abuses drugs -Killed a man in self defense -Beats up fans because he's either a coward, autistic, or just plain retarded -Drives on the wrong side of the road -Throws bitches out of a moving vehicle after they've refused to accept an offer of $150 to accompany him to his hotel room -Has been arrested numerous times, mostly due to parole violation --Shall I go on?

    • pedrop2.0

      Still, his music is not better than all rappers u called, he might be a real gangsta but his rap is wack

    • LOL

      Gucci the realest of all time? Hmmm.. seems like someone has or previously had Gucci's dick in or around their asshole. ahaha

    • Anonymous

      real niggas dont get caught and go to the mental institution

    • brando2030

      Gucci The ROAT: what the fuck are you saying

  • Anonymous

    cant be too serious if he waited for a justin timberlake remix to say somethin

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