Everyone’s got something to say about Kendrick Lamar’s verse this week on Big Sean’s “Control.” In it, the 26-year-old rapper pretty much destroys all of his peers and anoints himself the King of Rap. It’s the sort of unfiltered braggadocio that’s been at the essence of hip-hop for years and it’s got everyone from LeBron James to the Washington Post and the LA Times talking. Some of the responses have even been too much for words — cue Lamar’s Compton brethern Dr. Dre. And some have been downright hilarious.
In Lamar’s verse, he calls out Jackson, rapping, “If Phil Jackson come back/still no coachin’ me/I’m uncoachable/ I’m unsociable.” On Twitter, Jackson — who knows a thing or two about coaching stars at the top of their games — offered up some unsolicited advice: “it’s okay to be cocky and sure, but we all need somebody to lean on. Let’s just call it mentoring.”