There is obviously no beef between J. Cole and Wale. Right now, the two are all smiles at the N.C. State Wolfpack Vs Boston University Terriers game in Raleigh, NC as witnessed by Le’s snapchat. But earlier this afternoon, the dred head MMG staple had to give his side of the story when it came to Cole. Two days ago, Cole dropped his song “False Prophet (Eyez),” his furious lyrics and delivery caused immediate frenzy. Not only were fans hyped for Cole’s return with new music, but there was immediate and mass speculation on who he was address in the song. One MC in particular fans and media alike have declared “False Prophet’s” bars dedicated to and that is Wale.
On the second verse, the North Carolina fan favorite raps “I got a homie, he a rapper and he wanna win bad./ He want the fame, the acclaim, the respect that's been had./ By all the legends, so every time I see him, he stressin'./ Talkin' 'bout, niggas don't fuck with him, the shit is depressin'./ 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's life, but you too anxious livin' life./ Always worried 'bout the critics who ain't ever fuckin' did it.”
Apparently Wale feels the same way the people do and he address Cole today on a freestyle he just dropped on SoundCloud called “Groundhog Day.” First Wale declares he is no “false prophet,” then he vents.
“Labeled as reckless and crazy by my record label,” Wale raps. “Doctors say it's bipolar disorder, he diagnosing me wrong./ It's obviously depressing counting blue faces./ Hey, here go that real shit Battling anxiety and privately them percocets./ Purchased like 30 of them, murdered them in like 30 hours./ Weight of the world on my shoulders I bet I military press./ I remember me and Cole would open for Hov./ Everyday a star is born, I guess I died in the womb./I ain't make it on Blueprint, so made me a blueprint./ You got you a nice watch, my minutes was finished I was lost at Interscope….”
Later, Wale rehashes some bad blood between him and one time friend Kid Cudi. “ “Contemplating on copping a block from Benning Road./ Thoughts of suicide cause who gon want you alive./ when Niggas you used to ride with cry with all that high shit. / Talking down in they interviews./ I ain't forget that Scott.”
Cudi, whose real name is Scott Miscudi dissed Wale in a 2010 interview with Complex magazine where he said the infamous “we don’t fuck with you musically,” about him and Kanye West’s attitude towards Wale.
At the end of “Groundhog Day,” Wale does let everyone that despite his feathers being ruffled, there is no harsh feelings towards Cole. He calls him “brother,” says he’s been inspired, he still plays J. Cole’s music and that he was headed down to North Carolina to attend the aforementioned game today.
“We at the game. Told You,” Wale saids on his Snaptchat.
As for Cole, Wale isn’t the only one he talks about in “False Prophets.” The general consensus by the public is that the lines “There was a time when this nigga 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 nigga 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 niggas./ Based off the words they be rappin' But come to find out, these niggas don't even write they shit” are barbs for Kanye West.