A few hours after YC's song hit the airwaves social media exploded with responses from the rappers he dissed.
The situation kicked off last week when Yankeeboy, a prominent promoter, copied Kendrick Lamar's original "Control" verse to his Facebook page. But instead of writing J Cole, Wale, Pusha T, etc., he playfully substituted the names of notable DMWV rappers.
YC, apparently inspired by Yankeeboy's joke, quickly went into the studio and recorded the now infamous freestyle.
At this point, it seems that the friction has settled down (a little bit). Everyone has had their say, and all conflict has remained verbal - the way hip-hop "beef" is supposed to be handled. But before we close this chapter, we spoke with the man who started it all: Young Cannibal.
ST: Tell the world who you are.
YC: Young Cannibal aka YC.
ST: What artists inspired you to pick up the mic?
YC: I grew up listening to rappers like The Lox, Cassidy, and Beanie Sigel.
ST: OK, let's get right into it. What was your motivation behind the "Control" freestyle?
YC: The lack of competition in the area. The rappers around here don't take it seriously.
ST: You took a lot of shots at local artists. Do you have real beef with anyone?
YC: It's all love with some of the people I spoke on, but with the rest, they're just in the way. I'm not here to make friends.
ST: They're all coming for you now. Which response do you think was the best and worst so far?
YC: I would say that B-More Ledge had the best, and Big-K had the worst.
ST: What's going to be your next move?
YC: You'll have to stay tuned and find out.
ST: Lol, I'm definitely going to do that. Where can people download your music?
Don't forget this Saturday (September 7th) Jim Jones (Dipset) is performing at The Taphouse (107 Keyes Ferry Road, Charles Town, WV). Doors open at 9:00 pm and tickets are available at: www.jimjoneswva.eventbrite.com
And Friday, September 27th, Jadakiss (The Lox) will also be appearing at The Taphouse. Special performance by T Mack and music by DJ Nore.