J. Cole delivered a top 5 album of 2013 in Born Sinner and he hopes to be perceived the same in 2014 with Forest Hills Drive. One of the songs that will surely be a fan-favorite is Fire Squad, the sixth track on the LP that gives off that classic Cole vibe.
One aspect of the song you will quickly grasp is the name-dropping of a few big-name artists. Those artists include Eminem, Justin Timberlake & Iggy Azalea. So, why these artists? Well, maybe you didn’t realize it at first glance, but all 3 artists are white. Basically, Cole calls out these white artists for appropriating black culture, heavily referring to awards shows. I’m sure Cole meant no harm with these lines but you know how lyrics can be taken out of proportion.
Give Fire Squad a listen below and be sure to support good music by pre-ordering the album on iTunes before it hits stores on December 9th.