Rappers either love or loathe Kendrick Lamar right now, especially those that hail from New York City. Harlem’s own A$AP Mob sat down with Funkmaster Flex to weigh in on K. Dot’s verse and more particularly, his “King of NY” claims.
The talk sounded more like barbershop banter than a radio interview, which was needed considering the bubbling crew’s current place in Hip-Hop and their affiliation with TDE. “I feel like that King of New York sh*t… You smoking crack,” said A$AP Rocky, who believes his west coast affiliate’s bars were needed to evoke the spirit of competition.
“The n***a didn’t say nothing about nobody mother. N***a ain’t say he wanted the five minutes with nobody,” the southern-influenced rapper continued. “He said these is my n***as, and I’m letting y’all know it’s competition. What’s the problem? That man know I’m where he at.”
Rocky believes this culture should be about the sport rather than relevance aside. But the convo eventually segued into the state of Hip-Hop and why NYC rappers haven’t flourished in years.
Following the conversation, Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Ant, A$AP Twelvy, and A$AP Nast also freestyled on a bevy of beats. See the full convo below. See A$AP Mob kick bars on the following pages.