Drake’s much-anticipated album, “For All The Dogs,” made its grand debut at an unconventional release time of 6 a.m. Among the standout tracks is the sixth song, “First Person Shooter,” which features a verse from J. Cole that has quickly become a hot topic of discussion online.
In “First Person Shooter,” J. Cole delves into his sustained success in the rap industry and raises a compelling question about the top echelons of the rap game. He raps, “Love when they argue the hardest MC/ Is it K-Dot, is it Aubrey, or me?/ We the big three like we started a league/ But right now, I feel like Muhammed Ali.” This line not only places J. Cole alongside rap giants Kendrick Lamar (K-Dot) and Drake (Aubrey) but also alludes to their collective dominance in the industry.
Further, J. Cole makes a humorous reference to the popular Spider-Man meme, likening his relationship with Drake to the meme where Spider-Man confronts a villain resembling him. He quips, “The Spider-Man meme is me looking at Drake.”
The song also offers insights into J. Cole’s aspirations. He expresses his hope for a potential collaboration with NBA Youngboy and confirms that his upcoming album, “The Fall Off,” is in the pipeline. This feature on Drake’s album follows J. Cole’s recent collaboration with Lil Yachty on “The Secret Recipe.” In that track, J. Cole humorously mentions Drake’s impressive streaming numbers, stating, “I’m on your song, your streams going up, not quite the Drake effect/ But don’t complain, bitch, take what you need and cut the label a check.”
The collaboration between Drake and J. Cole in “First Person Shooter” is a testament to the dynamic synergy between two of rap’s most influential artists. As fans dive into “For All The Dogs,” this track, among others, showcases the depth and versatility of both artists, further solidifying their positions in the annals of rap history.