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The Dip, and How to Figure Out What to Do With Your Life

On the second day that I was visiting her in Toronto, Annie brought back a pile of books from the library. On the top was a tiny book with a cover so simple that it looked like it might be a children's book about potty training.

"A little book that teaches you when to quit (and when to stick)"

It seemed like a fluffy bit of entertainment. Something like "The Tipping Point" which is fun to read but not exactly a life changer. I was wrong, though. Dead wrong.

Kendrick Lamar and His Verse

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I'm usually homeboys with the same niggas I'm rhymin' with But this is hip-hop and them niggas should know what time it is And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, Wale Pusha T, Meek Millz, A$AP Rocky, Drake Big Sean, Jay Electron', Tyler, Mac Miller I got love for you all but I'm tryna murder you niggas

Kendrick Lamar has made the Internet go abuzz after releasing this verse on Big Sean's "Control." Ever since publicly calling out all these rappers, hip-hop has been reenergized. It's only been a few days, but it's already solicited responses rappers like Lupe Fiasco, B.o.B., and even Iman Shumpert (yes, New York Knicks basketball player).

I love the fact that Kendrick Lamar did this. I have been growing appreciation for him the past few years, and this verse that he just dropped sky sped up that process. Now personally, I don't think he's necessarily dissing the other rappers he mentioned and badmouthing their raps. Especially due to the fact that Big Sean and Jay Electronica were on the very same track, and he has had collaborations with others (like "Fucking Problems" with A$AP Rocky). I mean, it is ironic that all the rap responses he has received are by rappers he did not mention.

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