J. Cole Drops Some Insight on New Single
J. Cole recently released a new track titled “Snow on Tha Bluff”. The song is a response to the murder of Goerge Floyd, its implications, and the aftermath. Throughout the song, Cole discusses what possible role he has to play within the movement.
J. Cole Responds to Noname with “Snow on Tha Bluff”
Rapper and Chicago-native Noname recently took to Twitter to call out other artists lack of action in recent weeks. Noname went to say, “Poor black folks all over the country are putting their bodies on the line in protest for our collective safety and y’all favorite top-selling rappers not even willing to put a tweet up,” Noname tweeted. “n***as whole discographies be about black plight and they nowhere to be found”. Who’s to say who this was aimed at directly, as Cole was seen at protests in North Carolina.
Although Cole wasn’t specifically called out, it would seem that he felt this tweet was directed at people such as himself. The track opens with the line “N***as be thinkin’ I’m deep, intelligent, fooled by my college degree. My IQ is average, there’s a young lady out there, she way smarter than me”. It would seem that Cole thinks he isn’t necessarily the right man to lead the movement.
It is clear that Cole has respect for Noname and what she stands for, but he feels that she must be a bit more open, “I would say it’s more effective to treat people like children. Understandin’ the time and love and patience that’s needed to grow. This change is inevitable but ain’t none of us seen this before. Therefore we just gotta learn everything as we go”. As this verse shows Cole feels that change in the right direction will not always be the quickest process, but doing so with a mindset of love and understanding is necessary.
But J. Cole is sure to end the song by pointing out that he doesn’t disagree with what Noname tweeted. Saying that he feels fake when people thank him because he knows that he in fact isn’t doing enough.
“Snow on Tha Bluff” Provokes Passionate Reactions
This song has left people divided. Certain people do not agree with him calling out Noname and believe the need for change must come at a much more rapid pace. Whereas others see where Cole is coming from.
What do you guys think though?
Are you a fan of the latest J. Cole track? Do you think he’s wrong for his response to Noname? Or do you agree with what he has to say in “Snow on Tha Bluff”? If not what were the issues that you had with the song?
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