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J. Cole on Kanye West: “False Prophets”

Grammy-nominated J. Cole, seen November 2016,  announces a new album, 'KOD,' free New York show and album title. It will be released April 20, 2018.
Grammy-nominated J. Cole, seen November 2016, announces a new album, 'KOD,' free New York show and album title. It will be released April 20, 2018. AP

J. Cole, North Carolina’s own platinum-selling and Grammy-nominated rapper, has his fourth studio album on the way -- “4 Your Eyez Only,” scheduled to appear on Dec. 9 -- and now we have the first video of one of the new album’s 10 songs.

Online now is a track called “False Prophets (Be Like This),” which seems to be about Cole’s controversial and deeply troubled peer Kanye West. “False Prophets” describes a once-idolized hero whose “fall from grace is hard to take,” in a tone of disillusionment; check it out below.

David Menconi: 919-829-4759, @NCDavidMenconi

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