Music Business

J.Cole Calls Out Eminem, Justin, Iggy & Macklemore: “White People Snatched the Sound,” do you agree?

JColeRapper J.Cole has just set the internet ablaze with his claim that ‘White People have Snatched the Sound’ in the music industry. His claim is embedded in the lyrics to his latest song ‘Fire Squad’ where he calls out Iggy, Elvis, Macklemore and Justin Timberlake.

Do you agree or is it a case of black music losing its authenticity and soul, at least what is played in mainstream? “H*es”, ni**as, and braggadacious mysogynistic lyrics have become the order of the day with songs and albums from black artists, on the radio. Anyway, is it any surprise other groups are stepping up to the plate?

In my view, we ain’t even seen nothing yet. Have you seen what the South Koreans are doing? If they can begin rapping and singing in English, we will be in serious trouble.

Folks, weigh in on the debate. Do you agree with J.Cole?

-Uduak

Warning Explicit Lyrics & Audio

“History repeats itself and that’s just how it goes
Same way that these rappers always bite each others flows
Same thing that my nigga Elvis did with Rock n Roll
Justin Timberlake, Eminem, and then Macklemore
While silly niggas argue over who gone snatch the crown
Look around my nigga white people have snatched the sound
This year I’ll prolly go to the awards dappered down
Watch Iggy win a Grammy as I try to crack a smile
I’m just playin’, but all good jokes contain true shit”

RESPONSES (in my head to J.Cole) from these “white rappers that snatched the sound”

Warning Explicit Content: I’m So Fancy, I’m Iggy

You Can’t Hold Us Down (J.Cole), Macklemore

J, it’s a “coleworld” but I think it’s ‘Not a Bad Thing’ Justin Timberlake

Warning Explicit Content: J, you know I ain’t got time for the nonsense, ‘Guts Over Fear’ Menh! | Eminem

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1 Comment

  1. Gistyinka Blog says:

    I love the way J.Cole sell himself out this time around. He make statement for the blacks musicians, because this is a wake-up call for the blacks hip-hop stars.

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