My big homie Kurupt
Kurupt (and arguably, E40) have always carried the torch for West Coast lyricists (Kurupt was born in Philly but reps the West Coast regardless). On “New York, New York,” Kurupt proclaimed himself “the deadliest lyricist.” Kendrick is trying (and succeeding!) in reclaiming lyricism for the West Coast, much like the big homie Kurupt.
Interestingly enough, Kurupt also at one point did what Kendrick did with calling out other rappers.
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