In less than twenty-four hours, Big Sean’s new track “Control” went viral at an insane level. At one point today, it looked like the only thing that was trending on Facebook and Twitter was Kendrick Lamar’s controversial verse on the new Big Sean song. The lyrics page for the song ended up being the most viewed page in Rap Genius history. The main reason for the hype came from Kendrick taking shots at every single big time rapper out right now—including his track mates Big Sean and Jay Electronica.
One rapper who was not included in the list of dissed rappers was Joell Ortiz, who just so happens to be the first to respond to Kendrick’s eyebrow-raising verse. In the track “Outta Control,” the Slaughterhouse emcee appears to be actually threatened and offended by the fact that he was not mentioned as he tries to make sense of the reason why: “When we met you said ‘It’s an honor, man, the YAOWA can spit!’/Maybe that’s why you left me out of that shit/Maybe that’s why the Slaughterhouse ain’t get dissed.”