It’s Cole season once again. J. Cole’s fourth studio album, 4 Your Eyez Only, is scheduled to be released on Friday, December 9. To promote the upcoming album, Cole dropped a 40-minute documentary last night called Eyez. The documentary showed the process of Cole working on the LP, and it featured a music video for his new song “False Prophets.” The song has the internet buzzing, as it’s not only a certified banger, but it also seems to take shots at other rappers.
Check out the video here.
It definitely seems like the majority of that first verse was taking shots at Kanye West. All those lines about being a so-called genius, falling off musically, and having a mental breakdown appear to point directly at Yeezy. It also sounds like he dissed Drake towards the end with those lines about ghostwriting.
Via Genius, here are the lyrics to that first verse, so you can judge for yourself.
Yeah, life is a balance
You lose your grip, you can slip into an abyss
No doubt you see these n*ggas trippin’
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 fallin’ 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 n*gga was my hero, maybe
That’s the reason why his fall from grace is hard to take
‘Cause I believed him when he said his shit was purer and he
The type of n*gga swear he real but all around him’s fake
The women, the dickriders, you know, the yes men
Nobody with the balls to say somethin’ to contest him
So he grows out of control
Into the person that he truly was all along, it’s startin’ to show
Damn, wonder what happened
Maybe it’s my fault for idolizing n*ggas based off the words they be rappin’
But come to find out, these n*ggas don’t even write they shit
Hear some new style bubblin’ up, then they bite the shit
Damn, that’s what I get for lyin’ to myself
Well, f*ck it, what’s more important is he’s cryin’ out for help
While the world’s eggin’ him on, I’m beggin’ him to stop
And playin’ his old shit, knowin’ he won’t top it; false prophets
And for the record, there’s been a lot of chatter that the second verse is about Wale. But I don’t really feel like getting into all of that, as I haven’t willingly listening to a boring ass Wale song in years. Cole going at him is like killing an ant with a machine gun.