J Cole's 'Middle Child' features references to Drake and Kanye

24 January 2019
Cole returns to the spotlight with first single since 2013
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J Cole on Thursday thrilled fans when he premiered a new song.

The much talked about Middle Child is a mid-tempo, horn-soaked return that marks the first time Cole presented any work since his 2018 album, KOD. The album shipped 397 000 equivalent album units within the first week of release and continued on this trajectory of success to score Cole yet another platinum album with no features. Thus, Middle Child opens a chapter that is preceded by a solid body of work. 

Middle Child finds Cole dropping some interesting bars, one which has fans thinking he might be tossing shots at Kanye West. The song also features references to Drake, with whom the Dreamville lyricist is certainly not beefing. "They act like two legends cannot coexist”, he raps, also in the same breath revealing that Dreezy had gifted him with a watch. 

Less affectionate is his relationship. He appears to be blasting Kanye West for advancing controversial statements as a promotional tactic for his Yeezy sneakers. 

If I smoke a rapper, it's gon' be legit
It won't be for clout, it won't be for fame
It won't be 'cause my s**** ain't sellin' the same
It won't be to sell you my latest 
lil' sneakers

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