Kendrick On ‘Control’ Controversy: Maybe I’ll ‘Dumb Down’ My Lyrics Now

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With his controversial “Control” verse, Kendrick Lamar challenged his rap peers to get better. So it’s ironic that after the fallout from his fiery bars on the Big Sean track, K-Dot now feels like he may have to tone down his complex lyrics. “It made me go back here and made me feel that I probably need to dumb down my lyrics nowadays, for people to take it way out of context the way they did,” the Top Dawg MC said during an interview with Hot 97 radio personality Peter Rosenberg, which aired on Thursday morning (August 29).

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Smash Hip-Hop Competition With VMA Knockout [VIDEOS]

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ video for “Can’t Hold Us” won the Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video at Sunday night’s VMAs, beating out Drake’s “Started From the Bottom,” Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools,” J. Cole’s “Power Trip” and A$AP Rocky’s “Fuckin’ Problems.” The award is another milestone for the Seattle duo, whose trendy ode to frugality, “Thrift Shop,” was an unexpected commercial hit last summer. The video for “Can’t Hold Us” is a multifaceted journey through several time zones. Macklemore leads a camel through a quiet neighborhood street and rhymes on a pirate ship. He skydives and lands on the Seattle Space Needle. In other words, it has everything.

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Drake Brings ‘Nothing Was The Same’ Album Cover To Life During VMA Performance

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Leave it to Drake to spread love the Brooklyn way with his first-ever live singing performance of “Hold On, We’re Going Home” at the 2013 MTV Music Video Awards Sunday night (August 25). Introduced by T-Boz and Chilli of TLC, who performed at his OVO Fest earlier this month, Drizzy’s set began on a toned-down note, with him sitting in the audience, sideways, with his gaze to the right, with a serene background dominated by a blue sky with white clouds. The pose was a live reenactment of the cover artwork by Kadir Nelson for his third solo album, Nothing Was the Same, which will arrive on September 24.

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The 10 Wildest Beefs Of All Time

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After Kendrick Lamar went after all his peers, a look back at the craziest, funniest and most serious hip-hop feuds ever. Kendrick’s verse is technically more of a healthy competitive challenge between friends than an actual threat. But it got us thinking about the greatest rap beefs ever, from the deeply silly to the all-too-serious. Here’s our definitive countdown:

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Nicki Minaj Addresses Drake’s Status With YMCMB

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Nicki Minaj is asked about Drake’s status with Young Money Cash Money Billionaires and she says her answer sounds “like a riddle but maybe one day you’ll be able to unravel that one.”

Nicki Minaj has responded to questions regarding Drake’s status with Young Money Cash Money Billionaires. During a recent interview with New York radio station Hot 97, Minaj was asked whether Drake is in Young Money or not and Minaj offered what she said sounded like a riddle as her answer.

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Lil Wayne & Trick Daddy Beef Blows Up In Miami

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Lil Wayne’s night in a Miami strip club almost ended with blows — he and Trick Daddy came dangerously close to a Drake-Chris Brown type brawl … and TMZ has photos inside the club. Weezy was chillin’ at King of Diamonds last night when, according to sources inside the club, he started to get a bad vibe from Trick Daddy’s posse. We’re told Wayne decided to cut the night short, and while walking out with the homie Mack Maine … a few of TD’s boys stepped up and threw a lit cigarette in Wayne’s dreads.

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