Papoose on Kendrick Lamar: “He’ll Never Be Able To Shine My Shoes, Lyrically”

blame it on Shake October 4, 2013

After a snippet of Kendrick Lamar’s BET Cypher verse leaked on the net, many initially thought it was was filled with Drake subliminals. Upon further digging though, the internet seemingly changed it’s mind and Papoose seems like the actual fit for K. Dot’s shots. Taking advantage of the olive branch, Pap spoke with XXL about the ongoing situation between the two and his plans of responding.

You’ve gone back at Kendrick in the past with a verse. Are you planning on that this time?
Yeah yeah, he can’t fuck with me. He’ll never be able to shine my shoes, lyrically. So I’m just gonna be able to continue to prove that, to show and prove, like I did on “Control.” This is hip-hop, I love hip-hop, but I just want to continue to show and prove that he can’t fuck with me lyrically. You can look forward to that in my next release, straight up. I live in the studio, that’s my second home. So yeah, I’m definitely going to respond.

Are you going to wait to hear the full verse?
I don’t gotta wait, he’s very predictable. I already know what he’s capable of and what he’s gonna say; he’s very predictable. I don’t gotta wait. I can go right now and crush that little 15-second shit he did. That ain’t even about nothing. The guy’s predictable; he’s a very predictable artist. I already know what he’s gonna say before he even says it.

  • who cares

    Damn, how many times was he gonna repeat himself on that “Are you gonna wait for the full verse?” question?

  • nito

    Kendrick kinda fucked up. It would have been better for him if those shots were at Drake. Papoose has nothing to loose and everything to gain from this, while kendrick has nothing to gain and everything to loose. I personally dont want to see this happen.

  • LOUD

    if this bum ass nigga don’t go somewhere

    • Swaggerooni

      Thank yooooou. This nigga papiose needs to go back into his Osama cave I’m sick of this bird bath washed up ass nigga

  • stefan

    wtf is a papoose???

  • ter

    rabble rabble rabble

    these comments are so predictable. next story

  • E-Fresh

    Kendrick didn’t mess up…he took shots at Drake with the first line!

  • ter

    hip hop heads are such hypocrites. you been begging for lyricism and a good battle. then you finally get one, but then you get on some elitist (who is he bullshit) political bullshit.

  • Vik

    This one treacherous motherfucker. How dare he talk like this after summer jam

  • flo

    15 secs was too much for a diss. should of been just one bar cause this nigga papoose is so fucking irrelevant.

  • word

    would rather battle drake than papoose any day

  • Billy

    Wanna hear something funny? Kendrick only goes at popular rappers because he has nothing to gain from mentioning unknown rappers. All of this is for attention and you dumbass niggas just feed into it.


    Kendrick Lamar vs. Papoose, never saw that coming…

    sidenote: papoose still be wearing them big ass shirts with the glitter gs on it..?

  • Teddy Gramz

    Who is Papoose again ?

  • SOZE

    Papoose is like that roach

    you see in the bathromm while you’re taking a shit… LMAO

  • hova scotia

    im in a helicopter wavin at hella coppers with choppers and chewing rappers like chewing gum with my chompers
    im compton, im competent, i copped a tent, david copperfield, im rockin moccasins, thats a compliment

    kendrick played his own style out

  • marty mcfly

    Papoose going back for some more? Good. Hey according to Kendrick fans he’s the king thats more lyrical then everybody on earth right? We’ll see about that.

  • that Niggy

    Kendrick Lamar Very Predictable?? im sure no one saw that Control Verse coming from him. Or these shots that he is sending now…. Papoose definitely milking the little attention he is getting from this

  • BayArea415

    Lol, Papoose really looking hard rockin that iTunes hat…


    Man you youngsters fucked up hip hop. you act like sales makes the better rapper but it doesn’t. Kendrick responded to Papoose because he knows hip hop and he knows Pap is nice. Pap got on him so bad he had to say something. Kendrick let the fame go to his head it’s time for Pap to show him what humble and hungry is!

  • there was a time when Pap was gonna be that next mofo. Dont forget he ran the mixtape scene for awhile and got that award from justo. He may have fallen off but If he starts spitting like he did back when he put out chess, monopoly, that boyz in the hood track then kendrick is gonna be in big big trouble. Kendrick isnt untouchable and isnt half as nice as people give him credit for. I like kendrick but he is just asking for a bodying. Its like 50 cent got in his ear and was like yo a good way to build a buzz is diss everyone. Learn from history or it will repeat itself Kendrick…

  • Kendrick cant shine his shoes, lyrically…..but he can lyrically afford to have somebody else shine his shoes. Papoose was a “flash in the pan” artist, at best. What has he done thats current except attempt to revitalize his “career” off a sweet ass beef he got wit kendrick? His core fans didnt wanna hear another verse even before control dropped.

  • q

    you guys rooting for “kendrick vs drake”… all we would get is one diss from kendrick and drake’s going six feet under. From Pap we might actually get some decent tracks

  • Will

    Hella dudes must have been born in 06, because if you do not know who pap is you need to do some research. I am no Kendrick stan, and hearing Pap back in the day, I know he can easily destroy him he wants that chance. The stuff I hear from Ken is not that uber exciting anyway. He rides off too much hype, he is a TRADITIONAL mc in this regard, which in many cases his lyrics are often cliche. I know things will definitely be interesting.

  • Prevster

    Hah. Last time Papoose came around with a diss he came of as a dated wanna-be-relevant rapper with heavily outdated flows… But the illusion remains #fail

  • trufisbak

    been a huge papoose fan back then… he failed to deliver and proved that HE ain’t capable of doin anything relevant. now he’s mad at the youngsters… fuck him.

  • Look, this is what emcees do. I didn’t read most of this shit, but this is good, and I’m a fan of both dudes. Even Kendrick responding to Pap is compliment cause it gives him shine. They’re both dope.

  • And it doesn’t mean he’s not throwing shots at Drake too, and probably others as well.

  • dunk

    what’s a papoose?

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  • bluelane

    this dick head is dying for attention

  • idk

    how is this idiot even relevant at this point

  • marty mcfly

    Relevant – Having a bearing or connection with the matter at hand. Having significance or relation to that situation… Papoose is relevant and furthermore if your making comments about him that validates his relevance as well. When the song comes out, if you dont listen then that would make him irrelevant to you but the moment you press play he’s relevant.

  • Doug Shaablowski

    Platypus is a little bitch! No one is checking for your shit! Kendrick’s name is his only claim to be being brought up in a conversation these days. Go get a job a UPS old nigga

  • Grimzz

    This is getting ridiculous lol…

  • krow132

    I was around in 04 and 05 when Papoose was hot and I will tell you, Kendrick would wipe the floor with him. If anyone is predictable, its Papoose with those weak ass punches and corny metaphors. I been thought Papoose fell off since 06. lol he is just grasping for dear life to all the promotion kendrick is getting him

  • suge white

    papoose has always been weak lyrically i dont give a shit about sales kendrick can kill that weak ass dude any day but shit anyone could fucking besides riff raff maybe haha these weak ass rappers need to just give up