Watch J. Cole’s Music Video for “False Prophets” (Review)
J. Cole’s ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ album gets another music video and this time it’s rather a controversial one. Produced by Freddie Joachim, “False Prophets (Be Like This)” stands as more of a diss/rant track on the album. The song also takes subtle shots at the rapper Kanye West.
No doubt you see these niggas trippin’
Ego in charge of every move, he’s a star
And we can’t look away due to the days that he caught our hearts
Most likely these lines refer to Kanye West. Kanye has been a center of controversy as early as 2007’s when he stole the spotlight from Taylor Swift at VMAs. He has had radical thoughts and he has not been able to keep them to himself. His latest scandal involves Taylor Swift again in “Famous” music video.
So according to J. Cole from “False Prophets”, Kanye West is ‘tripping’ and it’s not like there’s no truth to it. Kanye is full of ego, that’s for sure. J. Cole also talks about Kanye’s early works such as ‘College Dropout’ and ‘Late Registration’ albums that we love.
Watch J. Cole’s “False Prophets” Music Video
The song goes on and on about a “he” that J. Cole used to look up to and not anymore because “he” has become everything that he said he wouldn’t be. Basically, “he” has become a hypocrite.
J. Cole does not stop at Kanye West. He also takes shots at some other artists (maybe, Drake?).
Maybe it’s my fault for idolizing niggas based off the words they be rappin’
But come to find out, these niggas don’t even write they shit
Hear some new style bubblin’ up, then they bite the shit
Drake is the biggest star out there accused of using ghostwriters and he is quite famous for producing nonsensical (lyrically) club-dance tracks.
I will leave you to decide who else “False Prophets” is talking about and maybe you can leave a comment below with your guesses.