Just about everybody and their momma have been talking about Kendrick Lamar’ verse on Big Sean’s single “Control.” Yes people it’s Big Sean song and Jay Electronica is also featured but everyone took more of a liking to Kendrick Lamar’s verse. If you not familiar with it check out our previous post “The King of All Coasts” where we broke it down.
Some rap artists actually felt there wasn’t any need didn’t need to respond to the verse, it basically is what it is. Some felt they had to rush to the social media to express themselves by making indirect tweets about other rappers, while others went straight into the studio to give their own version of “Control.”
One version in particular that actually stood out to us the most came from a Chicago native who goes by the name of Miracle, who is on the rise to a successful rapping career along with other things he has going on. Miracle came out with a response, not only to what Kendrick Lamar had to say but also to his very own city, Chicago in his new single “Pro ILL Control (Remix).”
3 Voices: Back in 2006, Nas came out with a song called “Hip Hop Is Dead” featuring Will.I.Am and some people just took offense to what he was saying about really didn’t respond much to what he was sayin lyrically in the song. Why do you think Kendrick Lamar’s verse on “Control” opened a lot of people’s eyes the moment it was release and had a lot of rappers in the studio immediately, responding to “Control”?
Miracle: The difference between Nas “HipHop is Dead”, and Kendrick verse on “Control” is Nas didn’t call anyone out. He stated his opinion on the game at that time that a lot of people didn’t agree with. Jay Z has set the bar for artist to come for his crown. During his Power 105.1 interview he put Drake as the next in line. I believe that statement was a wake up call for lyrical artist like Kendrick & Big Sean, J.Cole etc. I would have done the same if I was Kendrick. The game is lacking “BARS” rappers are being too buddy-buddy and forgetting about the sport. Kendrick got every rapper in the booth who name wasn’t mention that’s what you have to pay attention to. The names he mention are doing well in the mainstream market.
3 Voices: Explain to the people what’s the concept behind your version of “Control.” What do you want people to get from “Pro iLL – Control (Remix).
Miracle: My concept behind “Pro iLL” came about because no Chicago artist was mention in Kendrick’s “Control” verse. And we have no one to blame but ourselves. Everything is Drill, but that’s not what I grew up on. I grew up on real HipHop where lyrics dominated the industry. So with “Pro iLL” I decided to address how I feel about the city music scene & how we can do better as a society. I just want people to know that I’m about to raise the bar in gotham city. And that the savior is here.
3 Voices: Kendrick Lamar’s verse on “Control” was more of a wake up call to the entire hip hop industry. We took yours as a wake up call to Chicago as a whole. How important was it to you to open up your own city’s eyes with “Pro iLL – Control (Remix)”?
Miracle: It was very important, I don’t think anyone should take anything I said the wrong way. It’s the truth. we have to come together as a city & make change, not just talk about it. “Pro iLL” doesn’t stop here this is a campaign that’s going to change this city.
3 Voices: How can the people reach out to Miracle on social media sites such as (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and etc.)?
Miracle: Twitter: Miraclegeek , Instagram: Miraclebasquiat , Youtube: Miraclegeek1, Facebook: MiracleGeek
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