J. Cole Throws Down Gauntlet with “Red Leather” Lyrics Amid Kendrick Lamar Drama

Future and Metro Boomin’s latest collaboration has hit the airwaves, bringing with it a continuation of the ongoing rap drama.

J. Cole makes a cameo on the track “Red Leather” from the album “We Still Don’t Trust You.” In a seven-minute lyrical whirlwind, Cole appears to take aim at Drake, weaving lines that suggest a lingering tension.

“Kept my nose out the streets, but I love to get a whiff / Of the action, with risk comes attraction / The blicks get to blastin’, I turn into a track star,” raps Cole, subtly asserting his prowess.

This release follows just a week after Cole extended an olive branch, apologizing for his diss track aimed at Kendrick Lamar. The track, “7 Minute Drill,” featured on the first part of Future and Metro Boomin’s project, “We Don’t Trust You.”

Notably, A$AP Rocky, known for his ties to Drake’s ex Rihanna, also threw some verbal jabs at Drake in “Show of Hands,” questioning the staying power of Drake’s recent music endeavors.

The rap landscape is no stranger to alliances and rivalries, with the trio of Lamar, Cole, and Drake often at the forefront. Cole’s recent apology signaled a departure from the ongoing saga, marking a significant moment in the rap community.

Amidst the drama, J. Cole’s surprise album, “Might Delete Later,” dropped, featuring the controversial “7 Minute Drill.” However, during his headlining set at the Dreamville Festival, Cole openly admitted his track was a misstep, embracing vulnerability in front of his hometown crowd.

The camaraderie between the “Big Three” has been a cornerstone of modern rap, with collaborations and mutual respect shaping their intertwined careers. Yet, the occasional rift, such as the one sparked by Lamar’s 2013 call-out on Big Sean’s “Control,” adds layers to their dynamic.

As the second half of Future and Metro Boomin’s project unfolds, it’s evident that the rap landscape remains as vibrant and unpredictable as ever, with alliances tested and rivalries evolving.