Logic On J. Cole’s ‘Fire Squad’ Lyrics: “He’s Just F**king With Everybody”
by Staff Editor
The Under Pressure rapper Logic chopped it up with VLADTV where he spoke up his rough upbringing in Maryland, Iggy Azalea and the importance of understanding the authenticity of hip-hop. The rapper also weighed in on J. Cole calling out white rappers on his “Fire Squad” track off his latest effort, 2014 Forest Hill Drive.
“These things, there is no right or wrong… When discussing race, I see that verse from a different perspective because he’s basically saying how Justin Timberlake, Eminem, Macklemore stole from the Black man. [He says that White people have snatched the sound], which is the truth. Nobody is denying that. You literally cannot deny the fact that Rock and Roll was born because of Blues and Blues is Black man’s music,” he explained.
Initially agreeing with J. Cole, Logic goes on to explain that we should take these lyrics with a “grain of salt.” “So I totally get where Cole is coming from,” he said. “I can’t disagree because that’s his personal opinion. And that’s what I love about music and that’s what I love about people like Cole who are so intelligent — I think he’s just fucking with everybody, man. He’s just having a good time. He’s on the ‘TKO Remix’ with Justin Timberlake. I’m sure they have a good relationship. He’s just fucking around. There’s certain things you just can’t take too literal. But I’m not Cole. And it sparked a debate between me and my friend.”
Do you think Cole is simply stirring the pot or is it deeper than just music?