Cole claps back at Kendrick Lamar: ‘7 Minute Drill’ sparks internet firestorm

The unexpected showdown: J. Cole vs. Kendrick Lamar
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In a jaw-dropping twist that has hip-hop aficionados buzzing, J. Cole has fired back at Kendrick Lamar’s recent diss on his scorching new track, “7 Minute Drill.” The song, tucked away on J. Cole’s surprise album “Might Delete Later,” has ignited a lyrical feud that’s shaking the rap world to its core.

The diss heard 'round the world

Kendrick Lamar’s guest verse on Future and Metro Boomin’s “Like That” set the stage. The Compton wordsmith took direct aim at both Drake and J. Cole, asserting his dominance in the rap triumvirate. But while Drake tiptoed around the diss during his current tour, J. Cole didn’t hold back. He seized the mic, dropped “7 Minute Drill,” and let the verbal fireworks fly.

Decoding the bars

In this lyrical sparring match, J. Cole doesn’t pull punches. He opens with a phone call reference, suggesting that Kendrick’s diss was a cry for attention.

"He still doing shows but fell off like ‘The Simpsons, J. Cole raps, alluding to Lamar’s waning impact. But it’s the next lines that hit hardest: Your first sh*t was classic, your last sh*t was tragic / Your second sh*t put n—s to sleep but they gassed it / Your third sh*t was massive and that was your prime / I was trailing right behind and I just now hit mine."

And the blows keep coming. J. Cole takes aim at Kendrick’s sporadic output, referencing the five-part “The Heart” series.

" He averaging one ‘Heart’ verse like every 30 months or something, he spits. “If he wasn’t dissing, then we wouldn’t be discussing nothin’.But it’s the mic-drop moment that seals the deal: Blood don’t make me have to smoke this n—a 'cause I fuck with him / But push come to shove on this mic, I will humble him."

Fans have been on edge since Kendrick’s cameo on “Like That.” Lamar’s initial gripe? J. Cole’s bars that lumped them into the same stratosphere of success:

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"We the big three, like we started a league.” Kendrick’s retort was sharp: Yeah get up with me, f*ck sneak dissing / ‘First Person Shooter,’ I hope they came with three switches. Motherf*ck the big three, n—a, it’s just big me."

As the tension simmers, J. Cole drops a 12-track bombshell with “Might Delete Later.” The album features Ari Lennox, Gucci Mane, Bas, Central Cee, and Cam’Ron. It’s a lyrical chess match that’s got fans glued to their screens, waiting for the next move.

Who won this lyrical bout? The internet is ablaze with opinions. But one thing’s for sure: J. Cole’s response has turned the rap game upside down. Whether you’re Team Cole or Team Kendrick, “7 Minute Drill” is the track everyone’s talking about. And as the dust settles, we can’t help but wonder: Will this feud escalate or fizzle out? Only time will tell.

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