[VIDEO] J. Cole Goes On A Dissing Spree & Wale Responds

Following his latest releases, J. Cole has caused a bit of controversy this past week in hip-hop. Although his fourth studio album, 4 Your Eyez Only drops on the 9th, J. Cole let's it be known that It's about to be a Cole December. As the North Carolina rapper debuted a 40 minute documentary called "Eyez", exclusively via TIDAL, he premiered two singles, "False Prophets" and "Everybody Dies".

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On "Everybody Dies", Cole bluntly disses the 2016 XXL Freshman class, including artists like Lil Yachty, who claims he isn't fazed by the alleged shot fired. Cole raps:

Bunch of words and ain’t sayin’ shit, I hate these rappers / Especially the amateur eight week rappers / Lil’ whatever, just another short bus rapper / Fake drug dealers turn tour bus trappers / Napoleon complex, you this tall rappers / Get exposed standin’ next to 6’4″ rappers.

- Verses from J. Cole's "Everybody Dies"

Upon listening to "False Prophets", fans and critics immediately took to social media to guess which rapper(s) the lyricist was speaking on. Guesses included: Kanye West, Drake and Wale. Apparently, Cole took aim at the three on the track, not negatively but to give constructive feedback. He reminisces the days where he looked up to Wale, appreciating his sound and content. And calls Kanye out on becoming a different person and artist versus the Chicagoan we first learned to admire.

On the first verse, he raps on Kanye:

Ego in charge of every move, he’s a star / And we can’t look away due to the days that he caught our hearts / He’s fallen apart, but we deny it / Justifying that half-ass shit he dropped, we always buy it / When he tell us he a genius but it’s clearer lately / It’s been hard for him to look into the mirror lately / There was a time when this nigga was my hero, maybe / That’s the reason why his fall from grace is hard to take.

- First verse from J. Cole's "False Prophets"

And later in the verse he raps on Drake, who has been accused of biting styles (ie: D.R.A.M.'s accusations on him using his song "Cha Cha" to create "Hotling Bling") and Meek Mill's accusations of Drake employing ghostwriters:

Maybe it's my fault for idolizing niggas / Based off the words they be rappin' / But come to find out, these niggas don't even write they shit / Hear some new style bubblin up, then they bite the shit.

- First verse from J. Cole's "False Prophets"

On the second verse, Cole wishes the same as we all do: for Wale to continue making music for those standing with him and to pay no mind to those that are against. He raps:

And I know he so bitter he can’t see his own blessings / Goddamn, nigga, you too blind to see you got fans, nigga / And a platform to make a classic rap song / To change a nigga life, but you too anxious living’ life / Always worried ‘bout the critics who ain’t ever fuckin’ did it / I write what’s in my heart, don’t give a fuck who fuckin’ with it / But in a sense I can relate, the need to be great / Turns into an obsession keeps a nigga up late.

- Second verse from J. Cole's "False Prophets"

Since the rumors, Wale has responded with "Groundhog Day". In the response, he acknowledges what Cole and everybody's been saying. He raps:

I'm heavily flawed, but far from a false prophet / I remember me and Cole would open for Hov / Everyday a star is born / I guess I died in the womb / I just heard a song about me on a hip hop blog / From a kid I know / some niggas say a hip hop God / It hit home, 'cause this some truth

- Verses from Wale's "Groundhog Day"

Even though the DC MC responded to NC MC, neither did so with malice or ill intention towards one another. In fact, it was all love as Wale rapped at the end, "I'm on my way to Raleigh so grateful for that inspiration / I'll see you at the game bro". The two really did meet for a basketball game hours after the "Groundhog Day" release.

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Written by Ariela Anís

Ariela Anís is a media maven addicted to pop culture + music. She currently resides in sunny LaLaLand, but is originally from the tri-state. The fiery Latina graduated from Temple U in May 2015 and has been gunning for success beyond the stars ever since. Pushing boundaries is second nature to this zesty entertainment junkie. Ariela Anís is making moves, so be sure to keep up with her on instagram: ari.anis | twitter: arielaanis | website: arielaanis.com

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