J. Cole Releases ‘False Prophets’ About Kanye West, But Is He Right?
By, Jen Nicole
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J.Cole released a new track called ‘False Prophets’ and it has some Kanye West fans pannies in a bunch because he is talking about Kanye West in the track.
Interesting timing indeed, but it is clear he is talking about Kanye in the track when the track contains lyrics like: “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 falling apart but we deny it / Justifying that half-ass shenanigan 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.”
Uh yeah, sounds like Kanye to me!
Now some fans are upset at J.Cole feeling like he doesn’t have the experience and the accolades that Kanye has to even talk about him in this manner and some are mad because now we know Kanye has legit mental health issues, because he was placed on a 50/50 hold. Some people feel like it is not fair for J. Cole to talk about Kanye in this manner because he really has issues. Remember another recent diss track, By Drake aimed at Kid Cudi and the fans went nuts, dragging Drake for poking fun at mental health issues.
BUT, some fans, like myself, do get what J. Cole was trying to convey in his song ‘False Prophets’ and that is not one of hate but one of a sadness that one of his favorite artists is simply not who we thought he was and he has literally fallen from grace in front of our eyes. J. Cole is truly a fan of the top rappers that have come before him. Remember when he made the song ‘Let Nas Down’ on his Born Sinner album where he was talking about “Pac is like Jesus, Nas wrote the bible” and how he felt like he let Nas down when Dion told him Nas hated his single “Work Out” and he was the one, why did he make that song?
See J. Cole takes his title as a rapper seriously and knows that people look up to him and it is his job to stay true to himself and to the people and to not get caught up in the fame and bulsh*t. I think Kanye ending up the way he has, has really affected J. Cole, as he is a true fan of Kanye, and as a ARTIST he decided to talk about it. Somebody has too!
Watch the New York themed video below.
How does the song make you feel?