A couple of days ago, Dreamville Records CEO and all-star rapper J. Cole released his first single of 2020 titled, ‘Snow On Tha Bluff’. The track, which features production by Cole as well as Kelvin Wooten, comments on the current state of police interaction within the black community, systemic racism, as well as the inappropriate distribution of wealth in America (and how to obtain it). While some believed the track to be a positive reinforcement for change, others on the other hand, recognized the subtle yet intentional diss the North Carolina native decided to throw toward fellow female rapper, Noname.

The diss is most likely in reference to a comment Noname made via Twitter, in which the Chicago based artist criticized rappers (which Cole took personally) whose entire discographies may be about the struggle of the black experience, yet are “nowhere to be found” once their community needs them the most.

In a series of tweets by J. Cole, the 35-year old rapper stands by his track, and defends his lyrics.

On the contrary, some of rap’s most iconic stars have tweeted in defense of Noname, and condemned J. Cole’s reaction toward her.

Chance The Rapper:

Earl Sweatshirt:

Kari Faux:

Listen to J. Cole’s latest single, ‘Snow On The Bluff’ below, and let us know what you think about the controversy in the comments.

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By Matt Koger