Kendrick Lamar invokes Phil Jackson in rap verse that may have changed the game

Kendrick Lamar

Not even Phil Jackson could reign in Kendrick Lamar

Monday night Twitter reached new heights of frenzy when rapper Big Sean unleashed a previously unreleased track titled, “Control” that also features LA’s Kendrick Lamar, and the ever-elusive Jay Electronica.

Needless to say, Lamar obliterated the track and solidified his position amongst hip hop’s current elite.

So, because sports and hip hop music have been virtually synonymous (word to MJ and AI), I would be remiss if I failed to point out the nod to Phil Jackson that Lamar gave in what is one of the illest verses a rapper has laced us with in recent memory.

He says,

If Phil Jackson came back, still no coaching me.

In order for me to put this into context with his entire verse I would have to quote Lamar’s numerous expletives, and that is against the Ballertainment Bylaws so I will allow you to hear it for yourselves (Kendrick’s verse begins around the 3:00 mark)…

Big Sean and Jay Electronica also delivered, so overall, I dig “Control.” But, the fact that Kendrick implied that not even the man who some consider the best coach in the business could handle him speaks volumes.

And another thing, can you imagine the frames of mind players like Derrick Rose, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Adrian Peterson, RG3, or Calvin Johnson would be in once they hit the court/field after listening to something like this come through their Beats headphones during pre-game?

Man please. Game over.

1 comment

  1. don

    I always knew Kendrick Lamar and Kobe Bryant had something in common, based on how each entered their respective careers flaunting that “no new friends” persona.

    “Man please. Game over.” Exactly.

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