J. COLE ADDRESSES HIS FORMER IDOL IN “FALSE PROPHETS” (MUSIC VIDEO)
After lighting up the game with his 1st single “one day everybody gotta die” Cole took it down a notch and made it more personal with this one. It’s almost like Coles track “let Nas down” where the rapper was expressing what he felt was his idols disappointment in him, this time around he is the one expressing his disappointment in his former idol Kanye West. Many people and media publications have called it a diss song but don’t believe the hype its deeper than that.
Saying “'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,' the song initiates…. '...What's more important is he's crying out for help/ While the world's eggin' him on, I'm beggin' him to stop,' the lyricist finishes, urging his listeners to take the problem more seriously.
Rapping "Clap at the fake-deep rappers, the OG gate-keep rappers / the would-you-take-a-break-please rappers / A bunch of words and ain’t saying shxt, I hate these rappers / especially these amateur-8-week rappers / Lil “whatever”, just another short-bus rapper / Fake drug dealers turn tour-bus trappers."