It's official. The best Kendrick Lamar "Control" response video has come from underground-ish rapper Hopsin.
As spitters scramble to respond to Kendrick Lamar's wildly popular verse on "Control," Hopsin has flipped the script and released an eight-second video that pretty much sums up the absurdity of the insanity-level hype in a simple gesture: a burp.
Hopsin, who is perhaps best known for his "Ill Mind of Hopsin" songs and videos, usually sticks to socially conscious flows about issues like self-determination, the dark side of drugs and the hypocrisy of corporate hip-hop.
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But with his ingenious response to Kendrick Lamar's "Control" appearance -- in which the rapper calls out everyone from Drake to Big Sean -- Hopsin pretty much shuts down the controversy.
The video begins with a red-lit close-up of Hopsin's face, which promptly delivers a massive belch. The rapper then drops his verbal response to Lamar: "ahhhh smell that breath. Ahhh f***in' Dorito breath."
And that's it. That's all it took for Hopsin to point out how ridiculous the whole hubbub over "Control" has become. Sure Lamar's verse is long and filled with pop culture references, and reveals that the Compton rapper is bold enough to call out some of the weakest players in the game. But it basically broke the Internet for days, and Hopsin used a short Instagram video to point out how over-the-top the response to the Lamar's verse has grown.
Kendrick Lamar called out a whole list of rappers in his verse: "Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, Wale, Pusha T, Meek Millz, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electron’, Tyler, Mac Miller," as he put it, declaring himself the "King of New York" and saying that "he's trying to raise the bar high" in the process.
And everyone from B.O.B to the New York Knicks' Iman Shumpert took to Twitter and/or released response tracks of their own within days of "Control" dropping, only increasing the level of attention the already-viral song got.
Hopsin's addition to the series of responses serves as a reminder that all the frenzy over "Control" is little more than a way for Lamar to get massive attention over a single overhyped appearance on one track.