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LETTING HIP HOP DOWN

Written By: Jewels Alexandria

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"I'm writin' down names, I'm makin' a list
I'm checkin' it twice and I'm gettin' 'em hit" (Middle Child)

"If I smoke a rapper, it's gon' be legit" (Middle Child)

"you might be Drizzy Drake or Kendrick Lamar
But check your birth date nigga, you ain't the God" (January 28)

"Made a lil' tune called "Foldin Clothes", and a nigga still ain't known to fold under pressure" (The Climb Back)

"I am the bravest, go toe to toe with the giants
I ain't afraid of you niggas, I'll end up fading you niggas" (Fire Squad)

"Just know if I diss you, I'd make sure you know that I hit you like I'm on your caller ID" (First Person Shooter)

Just a week ago, The Juke posted the article, Stirring Things Up. Excited about the direction of Hip Hop and for what the K Dot and Cole beef would bring. Today, we talk about the letdown of it all.

Displayed are a few lines I have complied to show what Cole “said” he was going to do if any rapper came for him? But what did he did? He renigged. For the first time in Hip Hop history a rapper has apologized for a diss track. And a diss track that was already halfhearted.  Cole fans across the globe are left confused and feeling let down. Once again, he has “Let Nas Down,’ too. Is this “The Fall Off,” he was talking about? Is he really going to “delete,” one of his best projects since Forest Hills Drive? In the words of Hov, “And my head is scratchin' Cause that shit is backwards.”

Cole has been taking shots at Kendrick Lamar for years. Not just K dot, but according him, anyone that wants smoke or dares to challenge him. Now, he is going against all of the trash talk. How many stones do you throw at the beast before he snaps? Should Kung Fu Kenny still respond? This was fun. Now it has fizzled out before it has even started. What do we look forward to now, Drake? This is why you have felt like the Middle Child, Cole. You’re doing middle child Sh*t.

He says he knows his heart and that it just didn’t sit right with him. But this is Hip Hop.  The world did not want to see physical blood, we wanted to see real competition and real rap. This is not the 90’s. Is Hip Hop fully dead?

The crown goes to Kendrick Lamar.

April 8, 2024

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