Canibus Takes Back the J. Cole Diss Track

During the weekend rapper Canibus used Facebook to launch what seemed an unnecessary attack on J. Cole. The veteran rapper released a song entitled “J. Clone” taking shots at the Roc Nation star, with Canibus claiming that Cole- who has praised Canibus as an influence – doesn’t pay proper respect. Check out the comments Canibus made on Facebook below.

“Cole might say he does this to pay homage, but in reality, by him playing my older material owned by my former label dating back to 1998, subsequently overlooking my current works and contributions which directly benefit me now, he is treating me less like an artist that has, and continues to contribute, influence, and inspire an even younger generation of MC’s coming up, and more like an artist that has physically passed on already(i.e. Tupac, B.I.G., Big L, Heavy D, Eyeda [sic]): you get the point I’m trying to make,” Canibus wrote. “I can’t help but to think that he is not nearly as sincere or genuine as he would like real hip hop heads to think he is because he speaks about me like I am dead. What he is doing is underhanded and disingenuous and whether it is his idea or not, I don’t agree with his tactic and I have something to say about it.”

Since then Canibus has tracked back on his comments and the diss song its self in a video released yesterday in a video blog in it he said: “I’ve seen thousands and thousands of comments of ['J. Cole'], and all the negativity its stirring up. After 48 hours of it, I feel confident enough to say that it’s unanimous. Hip Hop has spoken up loud and clear, it’s a ‘cole world’ right now, and you’re reignin’ champ, J. I take full responsibility for my actions and I apologize for steppin’ over the line. It comes off as tacky, unsophisticated, and it’s just not G. I love Hip Hop too much to further justify my selfish behavior.”

This was clearly Canibus taking shots to create a buzz but should J. Cole even respond to him as of yet Cole is yet to do so and we at Rap Ireland think the Roc Nation star should listen to Jay-Z’ advise to Drake on ‘Light Up’ where he spits:

                                   “Drake,here’s how they gon come at you

                                    With silly rap feuds trying to distract you                 

                                    In disguise in the form of a favor      

                                    The Barzini meeting, watch for the traitors”


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