Joell Ortiz of Slaughterhouse isn’t one of the rappers who Kendrick Lamar called out in his “Control” verse, but that didn’t stop the New Yorker from responding with a remix of his own: “Outta Control.” Could another East Coast-West Coast rivalry be brewing?
Thousands of tweets have poured into Twitter after Lamar’s boastful verse, and now Ortiz is the first rapper to respond to the attack. The MC seems to take the biggest issue with the California rapper calling himself the “king of New York.”
In “Outta Control” Ortiz spits, “You the king of New York? Lil’ homie you ain’t the king of new york/you’re just the next thing on my fork.” He also raps, “It was brave, you took a chance like Monopoly cards/But that telly you try to check in, boy, that property’s ours/Cant get a W [Hotel] on Broadway/I’m New York all day.”
In his “Control” verse Lamar says, according to HollywoodLife.com, “I’m important like the pope, I’m a muslim on pork/ I’m Makaveli’s [sic] offspring, I’m the king of New York/ King of the Coast, one hand, I juggle them both/ The juggernaut’s all in your jugular, you take me for jokes.”
So whose rap is better? On an instant poll that appeared on AllHipHop.com, nearly 58 percent out of 3,000 respondents thought Lamar’s verse was better.
Twitter naturally has responded to the Cali-NY battle, with many being surpised that Ortiz was the first to respond to Lamar since he wasn’t even called out in his verse.
Check out some of their reaction tweets below:
Joel Ortiz gets respect for responding with dope bars in less than 24 hours lol
— ShawnnaDior (@ShawnnaDior) August 13, 2013
It's Compton 1 - New York 0 Kendrick Lamar didn't even mention Joel Ortiz and he wanna be the first to drop a diss song! Huddle back up NY
— David Higgins (@Supa504) August 13, 2013
Joel Ortiz is nicer than Kendrick though. He just doesn't have the image and machine behind him to blow like Kendrick
— Real Shit (@StayFoqused) August 13, 2013
Joel Ortiz just went in yo.. But because he's Joel Ortiz it probably won't get no hype
— chris culberson (@Chris_That_Guy) August 13, 2013
Half yall so mainstream and brainwashed .. even if Joel Ortiz went supa hard ... Y'all still won't show no luv
— UrYoungestOleHead (@kuntry_life_87) August 13, 2013
Kendrick Lamar ain't gonna respond to Joel Ortiz cus he didn't respect him enough to say he want his fans
— Leroy X (@NoWomanIsRight) August 13, 2013
Listen to Ortiz's response below: