Here's what the top tweets are saying about J. Cole's new track, "False Prophets," and its commentary on the mental breakdown of Kanye West.
J. Cole is back, and he's stirring the pot. Yesterday, a new album of his, entitled 4 Your Eyez Only, showed up on iTunes with a December 9 release date, and last night, the Dreamville rapper shared a 40-minute Tidal documentary called "Eyez." The documentary brought with it new music from 4 Your Eyez Only, including a song and accompanying music video -- tentatively titled "False Prophets" -- that seems to find Cole addressing Kanye West and his unraveling mental state. On Wednesday (Nov. 30), Kanye returned home after spending nine days in the hospital due to a mental breakdown. He was admitted after a series of strange rants during a few particularly disorderly "Saint Pablo" shows.
Is "False Prophets" a diss track or is it a case of Cole simply laying down a harsh reality? Was it foul play for him to (seemingly) comment on Kanye's mental state so soon after his worrisome breakdown? Cole's new track, and its implications of Kanye West (and possibly also Drake), is all the rage on Rap Twitter right now. Cole fans clearly feel that "False Prophets" is evidence of an imminent Dreamville takeover. He and Drake will obviously be battling it out for the biggest release of December.
Check out some notable Twitter reactions below.
J Cole just took some shots at Kanye 👀pic.twitter.com/77Fjk6MvUg— 👀 (@NathanGawd) December 2, 2016
People overlook Wale so much that they overlooking J Cole's verse about Wale......— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) December 2, 2016
False Prophets is a great record but can J Cole get away with that since Kanye is "mentally ill?" How fake woke Twitter feel about this?— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) December 2, 2016
J cole just did the coolest diss I've ever heard in hip hop.— lil duval (@lilduval) December 2, 2016
J Cole was dissing at least 32 niggas in that verse lmao— DADITO CALDERONE (@TAXSTONE) December 2, 2016
J. Cole's new song "False Prophets" is one of those "If the shoe fits, wear it" tracks. He simply made a general assessment of the rap game.— NUFF$AID (@nuffsaidNY) December 2, 2016
J Cole sent shots at Drake for being a culture vulture and Kanye west for being an ego maniac and sent for all these 'lil' rappers omg— Pluggin (@AbdiTV) December 2, 2016
Kanye has 5 classic albums and J Cole has zero. He need to be taking tips, not shots— robert. (@NawRob) December 2, 2016
everything J Cole said about Kanye in this is true— - (@JoeyXcv) December 2, 2016
Every. Single. Thingpic.twitter.com/XufsanlnZO
The same fans raving about this were outraged over Drake coming for Cudi in rehab 🤔— HotNewHipHop (@HotNewHipHop) December 2, 2016