J. Cole Addresses Rap Industry's Woes in "Middle Child" Video

The Dreamville superstar isn’t playing any games this year.

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Towards the end of last month, J. Cole served up his very first single and musical release of 2019, “Middle Child.” Produced by T-Minus, the record debuted at #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 and ascended to the fourth spot in the following week, making it the highest-charting track in J. Cole’s career. Continuing to support that effort, J. Cole teams up with director Mez and producer Daniel Yarp to deliver its official music video. Read some notable lyrics from the song below:

“I’m dead in the middle of two generations / I’m little bro and big bro all at once / Just left the lab with young 21 Savage / I’m ’bout to go and meet Jigga for lunch / Had a long talk with the young n***a Kodak / Reminded me of young n***as from ‘Ville / Straight out the projects, no fakin’, just honest / I wish that he had more guidance, for real,” J. Cole raps on “Middle Child,” touching Kodak Black’s past legal troubles. “Too many n***as in cycle of jail / Spending they birthdays inside of a cell / We coming from a long bloodline of trauma / We raised by our mamas, Lord we gotta heal / We hurting our sisters, the babies as well / We killing our brothers, they poisoned the well / Distorted self image, we set up to fail / I’ma make sure that the real gon’ prevail.”

You can check out J. Cole’s new video for “Middle Child” above. Next up, J. Cole is planning on dropping his sixth studio album and Revenge of the Dreamers III.

Late last week, J. Cole made an appearance on Migos superstar Offset’s long-awaited debut studio album, Father of 4.

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