J. Cole responds to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” on remix of Justin Timberlake’s “TKO”

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In one of the more random remixes of the year, Justin Timberlake’s “TKO” has been turned into a hip-hop posse track featuring ASAP Rocky, Pusha T, and J Cole. It’s almost indistinguishable from the original, with Timberlake’s presence limited to the hook. ASAP drops an X-rated verse that features more curse words than non-curse words, Pusha makes his case for Album of the Year, but it’s J. Cole’s contribution that’ll make the biggest waves. Nearly four months after its release, Cole finally responds to Kendrick Lamar’s verse on “Control”:

Cole to the rescue, never save a ho // Hoes like to hide their behavior though // Thought you was a down ass bitch // ‘Til I found that shit a couple days ago // I was home alone, next thing I know // That long as verse from a song called “Control” was on // The room got nearer, the tomb got clearer // That’s when I seen the shit playin’ on your phone // Girl, what is that? A ringtone? // Shit, not you too // Man that hype done got you too // Everybody and their momma gassed // Even my momma asked what I’mma do // Decisions, decisions // In case this is war, then I load up on all ammunition // If a nigga want problems, my trigger’s on auto // I’ll make sure that nobody miss him // Now pack up your shit, you don’t believe in me // I don’t need you, I got me, bitch // Same nigga moved to NYC, bitch // Got a record deal and a college degree, bitch // Two gold plaques, I produced all the tracks // And I never ever ever leave no Jay Z, bitch // And after all that achievement // Real nigga never even went and got his teeth fixed // Now you try to play me, bitch? // I’ll knock your ass out

It’s worth noting that Kendrick guested on Cole’s latest album, Born Sinner, and Cole reportedly came to Kendrick’s defense during a recent skirmish between he and Diddy. So more likely than not, this is a lighthearted jab among friends, but still +1 for the “ringtone” line.

Listen to the “TKO” remix below (via Complex).


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