Riff: Kendrick Lamar – “BET Cypher”

Oct 16, 2013

Shook/You scared to death/You scared to look, in the mirror/When Kendrick is near ya/King/Kendrick

from BET Cypher lyrics by Kendrick Lamar

Stomping all over the “Shook Ones Pt. II”¬†instrumental like he was the honorary third member of Mobb Deep, Kendrick Lamar delivers one devastating jab after another. He fires a laser right through Drake, and at the dome of all the MCs who think they can step in the ring with “King. Kendrick.”

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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