Noname Responds to J. Cole on ‘Song 33’

Written by on June 18, 2020

Noname breaks her silence.

Earlier this week, J. Cole launched his controversial observe “Snow on Tha Bluff” on which he addressed Noname and the discourse surrounding the Black Lives Matter motion. However the music was criticized for being misogynistic and dismissive of Noname’s struggle for justice.

On Thursday, the Chicago rapper responded with the Madlib-produced “Tune 33” the place she confronts Cole for concentrating on her when Black women and men are dying.

“One woman lacking one other one go lacking / One woman lacking one other / However ni**as within the again quiet as a church mouse, basement studio when obligation calls to get the verse out,” she raps.

“I suppose the ego damage now / It’s time to go to work / Wow, take a look at him go,” she continues. “He actually ’bout to put in writing about me when the world is in smokes? / When it’s folks in timber? / When George begging for his mom saying he couldn’t breathe, you thought to put in writing about me?”

“Little did I do know all my studying can be a trouble / It’s trans girls being murdered and that is all he can provide? / And that is what y’all obtain? / Distracting you from the convo wit organizers.”

The 70-second observe ends with a declaration: “This the brand new vanguard / I’m the brand new vanguard.”

Following the backlash, Cole addressed his critics. “Proper or fallacious I can’t say, however I can say it was sincere,” he tweeted, whereas encouraging a dialogue. “It’s not my job to inform anyone what to assume or really feel in regards to the work. I settle for all dialog and criticisms.”

He additionally applauded Noname’s activism efforts. “I like and honor her as a pacesetter in these occasions,” he added. “She has performed and is doing the studying and the listening and the training on the trail that she actually believes is the right one for our folks. In the meantime a ni**a like me simply be rapping.”

Upon the discharge of “Tune 33,” Cole confirmed his assist by tweeting out the hyperlink.

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