@jezer: Anyone can be an inspiration depending on what one is aspiring for.
Just because Jay Elect's verse was more informative, more "clever", doesn't mean it is automatically better. Everything is subjective, especially when it comes to taste.
I think Jay Elect and Kay Dizza both had solid verses but K.'s was better because it was controversial. The best part of his verse was the name dropping because it emphasized his statement that he's trying to take everyone's fans. However, it did get blown out of proportion.
"Best verse ever" NO.
It shook up the game, Yes. But, that isn't anything new. SlaughterHouse shook up the game when they formed. Jay shook up the game when he came back from "retirement." NaS shook up the game when he dropped "Hip Hop is Dead" and his "N" albums. The track "1Train" shook up the game too.
I think the whole "Control" phenomenon was great but ended up going to far. I think there were a lot of factors to that.
@jezer: Yeah I didn't mean to say he isn't a conscious rapper at all. I was trying to say he isn't a conscious rapper all the time. The song I used to quote him, also has another verse where he states that he knows there's more kids out there in the world that feel the same way he does.
That part really got to me. He is goofy so it was awkward for me to be a fan but I had to give him a chance. I bought his debut album and it grew on me. He has a lot of variety in his songs. He has a lot of potential.