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Kendrick Lamar freestyles over Biggie's 'Who Shot Ya?'

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Kendrick Lamar just added his name to the Notorious B.I.G. fan club roster.

The critically acclaimed rapper appeared as a guest on Funkmaster Flex’s New York radio show last night, and took the opportunity to freestyle over the beat from Biggie’s track “Who Shot Ya?”¬† (the classic track that originally appeared on the late icon’s debut album Ready to Die).

Lamar’s mercurial flow, laden with references to his childhood and urban realities, displays a sense of fatalism on lines like “Any moment you could lose yo’ life/So kiss yo’ kids or hug yo’ wife,” as well some self-aware braggadocio: “I got good hair /Knowin’ damn well there’s chemicals there.”

Lamar’s major-label debut, g.o.o.d. kid, m.A.A.d. city, is set for an Oct. 22 release.

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Nicki Minaj vs. Hot 97 feud continues -- hear Minaj discuss the station's 'disrespect' here

Nicki Minaj’s bailout on Sunday night’s Hot 97 Summer Jam caused a minor ruckus, but by Monday, everybody should have woken up with a cooler head and sent apologies all around, right?

Wrong.

On Monday, 24 hours after skipping her set at the annual hip-hop festival where she was by far the biggest star on the bill, Minaj had a lengthy conversation with Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex, whose colleague Peter Rosenberg made the on-site announcement — that “Starships” was “bulls—” and “not real hip-hop” — that drove Lil Wayne to pull his entire label roster, including Minaj, from the show.

What should have been a hatchet-burying summit ended up being a pretty contentious radio conversation. Minaj and Flex spent the first 10 minutes arguing about the timeline of events on Sunday, and who tweeted what when. Then Minaj launched into a diatribe about Lil Wayne’s life lessons. “Wayne gave me a very, very valuable lesson last night on knowing my worth,” Nicki told Flex. “After that disrespect, I still was going on that stage. And you know what? Shame on me. Lil Wayne gave me a valuable lesson on self-worth.”

It devolved from there, boiling over when the pair disagreed on whether or not Rosenberg’s comments were sexist. It’s a lengthy conversation, but the ebb and flow of the exchange is pretty hypnotic‚ÄĒespecially when it becomes clear that Flex is just trying to make the segment longer. Give it a listen below (the person named Ebro they keep mentioning is Hot 97 station manager Ebro Darden).

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