J. Cole is Back! The North Carolina done is back with a new song called “Middle Child.”

The song came after the rapper gave a short heads up that he had it in the chamber. The rapper drops some gems that establish himself as one of the greats, smack dab in the middle of two generations.

To the OGs, I’m thanking you now

Was watching you when you was paving the ground

I copied yo cadence, I mirrored yo style

I studied the greats, I’m the greatest right now”

He seemed to have some words for Kanye West as well, even though he does not mention his name. He also explains why he never beefed with Drake, despite pressure from the public.

Just put the Rollie right back on my wrist

This watch came from Drizzy, he gave me a gift

Back when the rap game was prayin’ I’d diss

They act like two legends cannot coexist

But I’d never beef with a nigga for nothin’

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 shit ain’t sellin’ the same

It won’t be to sell you my latest lil’ sneakers

It won’t be ’cause some nigga slid in my lane

Everything grows, it’s destined to change

I love you lil’ niggas, I’m glad that you came

I hope that you scrape every dollar you can

I hope you know money won’t erase the pain