In the early months of 2013, there were rumors of a disconnection between Drake and Cash Money Records, which only caught more fire due to him not appearing on the compilation album Rich Gang. On “The Language” Drake addresses these rumors saying, “Cash Money Records forever, I’m always Big-Tyming, bitch/ I came up right under Stunna. ” In August 2013, Big Sean released “Control” featuring Kendrick Lamar, where Lamar called out a group of rappers he has collaborated with including Drake, also saying he would “murder” them lyrically on a track. That same month, Drake spoke to Billboard, where he responded saying, “It just sounded like an ambitious thought to me. That’s all it was. I know good and well that Kendrick’s not murdering me, at all, in any platform. ” In a following interview he acted passively, putting down Lamar’s verse as having no lasting significance.