KING OF NEW YORK! 10 Rappers Who Took “Control” Like Kendrick Lamar (VIDEOS)

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Do you remember Jay Z ‘s “Renegade” featuring Eminem? It was the 12th track on Jay’s sixth album The Blueprint, where Jay and Eminem exchanged verses on the collaboration.

And even though Jay delivered an solid overall performance on his record, it’s been largely suggested that Em eclipsed Hov on the track. Jay himself even praised his collaborator on Blueprint III‘s “Star Is Born,” where he said:

“What Em did was silly/ The white boy blossomed after Dre endorsed him/ His flow on Renegade, fucking awesome/ Applaud him.”

And after Big Sean gave Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex the bonus track “Control” featuring Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica – off his forthcoming album, Hall Of Fame – it was Kendrick’s verse that really wowed fans with its level of intensity and straightforwardness. It was a nostalgic moment that brought you back to “Renegade,” and even a period in rap where addressing the…

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