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Discussing Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse is like beating a dead horse at this point, but we couldn’t help but to share the legendary Kid Capri‘s take on the epic bars and more importantly, the current state of Hip-Hop in New York City.

“I don’t think he was trying to be disrespectful,” explained Capri, who said K. Dot words were great for competition.

Changing topics, the master of  the wheels of steel thinks the verse exposed a larger issue in the concrete jungle’s music scene. “I think that artists just gotta make better music man… and I also think that the DJs on the radio got to support the artists as well,” the Bronx native said at the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.

“We don’t support the artists how we’re supposed to support them. And without the radio on them records and doing what they’re supposed to do for them, how is the artists supposed to get heard?”

Capri didn’t implicate anyone in particular, but he remained steadfast in his claims while saying local radio stations follow trends rather than creating the standard. Catch the full interview below.

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