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.

What is a RIFF?

A RIFF is a bonsai-trimmed song review in 300 characters or less, plugging your favorite lyric. Create your own, vote others to the TOP - the lyric is your oyster.