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J. Cole Performs At Oracle Arena

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As expected, J. Cole has everybody talking following the release of his fifth studio album KOD at midnight, last night. The North Carolina star kept calm as he son’ed every new wave rapper with big homie bars on his track “1985.” Now, fans are taking a stab at who he may have been speaking to, in particular. They’re almost certain he addressed Lil Pump and Pump’s rumored “Fuck J. Cole” diss, when he rapped “I heard one of ’em diss me, I’m surprised/ I ain’t trippin, listen good to my reply/ Come here lil man, let me talk with ya/ See if I can paint for you the larger picture.”

Cole also makes it clear he isn’t happy with the Black youth currently coming up in the game, rapping:

“I must say, by your songs I’m unimpressed, hey/ But I love to see a Black man get paid

And plus, you havin’ fun and I respect that/ But have you ever thought about your impact?

These white kids love that you don’t give a fuck/ Cause that’s exactly what’s expected when your skin black

They wanna see you dab, they wanna see you pop a pill/ They wanna see you tatted from your face to your heels

And somewhere deep down, fuck it, I gotta keep it real/ They wanna be black and think your song is how it feels…”

This is how fans are responding on social media:

If you haven’t heard KOD yet, listen here.

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