J. Cole took a tone with NoName on his track "Snow On Tha Bluff" after NoName Twitter called out rappers like Cole (and Kendrick Lamar) who rap about "black plight" but who hadn't stepped up big in the aftermath of George Floyd.
Now NoName has fired back at Cole on Song 33.
But n*ggas in the back quiet as a church mouse
Basement studio when duty calls to get the verse out
I guess the ego hurt now
It's time to go to work, wow, look at him go
He really 'bout to write about me when the world is in smokes?
When it's people in trees?
When George was beggin' for his mother
Saying he couldn't breathe, you thought to write about me?
Here's what Cole had rapped about the Chicago femcee:
But shit, it's something about the queen tone that's botherin' me
She strike me as somebody blessed enough to grow up in conscious environment
With parents that know 'bout the struggle for liberation and in turn they provide her with
A perspective and awareness of the system and unfairness that afflicts 'em
And the clearest understandin' of what we gotta do to get free
And the frustration that fills her words seems to come from the fact that most people don't see
Just 'cause you woke and I'm not, that shit ain't no reason to talk like you better than me
How you gon' lead, when you attackin' the very same niggas that really do need the shit that you sayin'?
Instead of conveying you holier, come help get us up to speed
To prove there are no hard feelings, Cole tweeted out NoName's track.
https://t.co/65PHI790nP— J. Cole (@JColeNC) June 18, 2020