This morning, hip-hop heads were blessed with 21 Savage's latest album, i am > i was. The album has many hidden features and fans lost their minds when they heard J. Cole blast through with pure flames on the opening track, "a lot."
Our platinum-selling (with no features) rapper used his verse to ether indirectly and share sentiments on Bronx wildchild, Tekashi 6ix9ine's arrest and the saga behind NBA baller, Markelle Fultz. "Question/How many faking they streams? (A lot)/Getting they plays from machines (A lot)/I can see behind the smoke and mirrors/Ni**as ain't really big as they seem," he brutally stated. Instead of smoke, he only wants money, unlike some who'd rather make memes, not millions.
Cole even addressed his habitual absence from the music scene. "Was never one for the bragging and boasting/I guess I was hoping the music would speak for itself, but the people want everything else/Ok, no problem, I’ll show up on everyone album/You know what the outcome will be/I'm batting a thousand," the KOD emcee savagely said.
"Pray for Tekashi, they want him to rot/I picture him inside a cell on a cot/’Flectin' on how he made it to the top/Wondering if it was worth it or not," Cole states. At the end of the day, his goal is simple: "Cole on a mission, cementin' the spot as the greatest who did it/Before it all ends, ni**a."
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