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Losing ‘Control’ of your track; hip-hop’s 20 greatest scene-stealing verses


As anyone who’s not under rock can tell you, Compton, Calif., rhymer Kendrick Lamar gave one of the most talked about hip-hop verses in years on Big Sean‘s “Control,” a new track that was leaked after it was removed from Sean’s upcoming Hall of Fame album. The song features Sean, Lamar and Jay Electronica, but Kendrick seems to have clearly outshined his co-stars.

Lamar’s performances echoes several other famous examples of a guest artist stealing the spotlight on a rap track. So we decided to list 20 of the best scene-stealing verses in hip-hop’s storied history.

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