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Joey Bada$$ Releases ‘Killuminati Pt. 2,’ Responds to Kendrick Lamar

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The disses are continuing to arrive in response to Kendrick Lamar‘s “King of New York” claim on Big Sean‘s ‘Control.’ The latest one comes from Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$.

Joey released ‘Killuminati Pt. 2′ right after the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night (Aug. 25). The song is the sequel to ‘Killuminati,’ featured on his debut mixtape, ’1999.’ This is his first direct response to Lamar’s verse — he previously used Twitter to sound off about the track. Knxwledge is on producing duties.

The Pro Era leader once again sports a similar rough vocal tone like he used on ’95 Till Infinity,’ which contrasts the breezy, nighttime instrumental. The response isn’t as sharp as the one A$AP Ferg freestyled at Hot 97, but it’s still direct as Joey uses more playful metaphors to get his point across.

“I’m well aware, N.Y. not Delaware / I’m the real king fella here / You more like Prince of Bel-Air / I’m clearing the air, might fire at will / These rap n—-s don’t want the static for real,” he raps.

On the hook, Joey refrains, “But f— it I’m Biggie, I’m L, I’m Pun / I’m God’s Son, I’m Pac, Guru all in one.” Lamar raps, “I’m Makaveli’s offspring” on the ‘Control’ verse; perhaps Joey is jocosely implying he fathered Kendrick’s style.

Who’s going to be the next to record a response? Or better yet, will Lamar record a follow-up? Give us your thoughts in the comments below.

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