Sunday, December 4, 2016


J. Cole made a surprise announcement last week that he would be dropping a new album.... very soon..... like December 9th soon. The announcement sent the fans and internet alone into a frenzy, there were lots of mixed emotions for sure. To get fans prepared for the album, 4 Your Eyez Only, Cole released a 40 minute documentary exclusively on Tidal titled 'Eyes'. The documentary showed a lot of behind the scenes footage, including the making of the album. The rapper also prepared fans by releasing two new tracks, "False Prophets" and "Everybody Gotta Die". Now, J. Cole did not come to play with y'all at all, he came out with all types of realness and you already know people can't stand the real.

A lot of people say that J. Cole was taking shots at some of his fellow rappers, however, I think that Cole just kept it 100. A lot of people talk about keeping it real and being 100, but it rarely gets further than them just talking that talk and not walking that walk. So when a person does keep it real, others don't know how it should be received and immediately start calling it something else such as "hating" or "throwing shade". During "False Prophets", J. Cole touched on the subject of Kanye West and what he is going through. He literally, spoke about what's going on and gave his two cents about how he feels about what's going on with West. He talks about Kanye and how he used to be his hero, now he just wants him to get back to himself.

That lead to the uber popular morning radio show The Breakfast Club to basically have the listeners call in and comment if J. Cole went to far considering all that Kanye is going through right now. Honestly, it wasn't that deep and hopefully that rap will just make Yeezus step his cookies up and get back to himself. Cole also spoke on Wale in "False Prophets", however, that once again was not something that should have ruffled feathers, but it did. He basically just spoke on Wale wanting acceptance too bad from the critics rapping, "He so bitter, he can't see his own blessings. Got damn nigga, you too blind to see you got fans nigga?". He also said that he could relate to the feeling of wanting to win so bad, however, you can't please everybody and you just use the platform that you have to the best of your ability.

Wale responded to the song letting us know that it hit home for sure since it was some truth to Cole's words. There is no love lost though and Wale wants you to know that it ain't no false prophets his way. He ended the song off thanking J. Cole for the inspiration. I know that's not what the fans were expecting, however, he fell in line with keeping it real, instead of the lather. You can hear his response below.

Don't forget about "Everybody Gotta Die", which was the other song that J. Cole released. You know people love something juicy to gossip about and people ran with whoever they thought Cole was talking about in these songs. Many people thought that Lil Yachty was one of the rappers that was "shaded"  in the verse that starts off like, "I hate these rappers, especially the amateur eight week rappers. Lil whatever, just another short bus rapper". Lil Uzi Vert could also be apart of that verse as well, in which Yachty says in an interview that he had with L.A.'s Power 106 radio station. During that interview he also said that he doesn't listen to J. Cole but he basically listened to it because it was flooding his timeline. He had some other things to say, but I will let you check it out below. His response actually surprised me, I thought he was going to go in a total different direction.


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