J. Cole’s two new songs “False Prophets” and “Everybody Dies” seemed to target a number of rappers, though they all remained nameless. Naturally, this led to fans hypothesizing over who the North Carolina was talking to. While it seemed generally agreed upon that Cole was taking aim at Kanye on one verse of “False Prophets,” another was seen as a message to Wale.
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, n*ggas don’t fuck with him, the shit is depressin’
It seems that Wale also felt Cole’s words were meant for him, as he’s returned with a response to the track in the form of the Jake One-produced “Groundhog Day.”
“I’m heavily flawed, but far from a false prophet,” starts Wale, later rapping, “I remember me and Cole would open for Hov / Everyday a star is born / I guess I died in the womb.”
Further along, he acknowledges Cole’s track head-on. “I just heard a song about me on a hip hop blog / from a kid I know / some n*ggas say a hip hop God / it hit home, ’cause this some truth.”
Still, there’s no bad blood between them. “I love my brother though / that’s why it’s rest in piece to Tommy / we still bumpin’ Cole.”