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releasing diss tracks right before album drop

releasing diss tracks right before album drop

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Houston Hip Hop pioneer and longtime Kanye West collaborator Mike Dean took to Twitter to question the motives behind rappers releasing diss tracks right before they get ready to drop their album. A reasonable question to ask in 2016 when so many rap beefs have dominated headlines this year, including the long drawn out beef between The Game and Meek Mill before the Compton, California rapper released his 1992 project and more recently with J. Cole’s diss record “False Prophets” being unleashed ahead of his forthcoming album, 4 Your Eyez Only.

Although Cole doesn’t name names in the rap, it’s alleged he was talking about ‘Ye, noting that the particular rapper he’s referring to was once his idol and his fall from grace is hard to watch.

“Ego in charge of every move, he’s a star,” the 31-year-old Dreamville artist raps. “And we can’t look away due to the days when he caught our hearts/He’s falling apart but we deny it/ Just to find the half-assed shit he drop, we always buy it.”

Combine the timing of the diss track and the fact that 4 Your Eyez Only is only days away from hitting the streets, fans immediately began to light up Dean’s Twitter mentions to take up for J. Cole, even though Dean didn’t name names either.

“COLE AINT LACKING HE WENT DOUBLE PLATINUM WITH NO FEATURES AND KANYE NEEDED 27 FEATURES & 42 GHOSTWRITERS FOR TLOP, referring to the long list of credits on The Life of Pablo.

J. Cole is not the only artist to seemingly come after Kanye West while he’s been going through his mental health issue crisis. Ray J released his answer to West’s “Famous” visual with his own song of the same title. Drumma Boy, the producer of the Ray J track “Famous” featuring Chris Brown, assured that the timing of the release was not on purpose as the song had already been recorded before ‘Ye was hospitalized. Ray even wished Yeezy well.

J. Cole has released the tracklist for his new album ’4 Your Eyez Only’.
The rapper, who only announced the project last week , has now unveiled the official tracklist.
The 10-track album, which again appears to have no features, includes songs such as ‘Immortal’, ‘Déjà vu’ and Neighbors‘.
Check out the full list below:
1. ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’
2. ‘Immortal’
3. ‘Deja Vu’
4. ‘Ville Mentality’
5. ‘She’s Mine Pt.1’
6. ‘Change’
7. ‘Neighbors’
8. ‘Foldin Clothes’
9. ‘She’s Mine Pt. 2’
10. ‘4 Your Eyez Only’
Interestingly, Cole has chosen to leave his latest songs ‘False Prophets’ and ‘Everybody Dies’ off the album.
He sparked controversy after appearing to diss Kanye West, Drake, Wale, Lil Yachty and more across both songs.
Speaking about the album on his new documentary ‘Eyez’, J. Cole said: “You get to this height or this level in your career, in terms of platform, the next one might go down, it could go up.”
“You’re never guaranteed to be this high again. While I’m here, let me use this opportunity to say the realest sh*t I’ve ever said.”
J. Cole’s new album ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ is set for release on 9th December and is available to preorder now and “False Prophets” is conveniently missing.

MrHD

December 7th, 2016

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