News: Drake Rallies Behind J. Cole's 'Cole Summer' Tell-All: "Bars Too Real. Too Ill"

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 2:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Young Money's Drake is one of many to publicly speak out and vouch for his Roc Nation pal J. Cole's new, buzzing "Cole Summer" anthem.

Blown away by the personal track, Drizzy applauded Cole's newest music release.

"COLE SUMMER!!! Haaaaa. That's my brother man. Bars too real. Too ill.," Drake tweeted late Monday (April 29) night. (Drake's Twitter)

On the record, Cole rhymes about dropping dollars at the strip clubs with Drake.

"Throwing thousands in the strip club with Drizzy/Difference is I'm through four, he's throwing fifty/Lord, forgive me/B*tches saying: "you a rappin' n*gga, ain't you s'pose to tip more?"/I don't see no p*ssy, baby, ain't you s'pose to strip more?/Confessions of a cheap-a** n*gga" ("Cole Summer")

A few years ago, hip-hop pioneer DJ Premier applauded Cole and Drake for bringing freshness back to the rap game.

"[Drake] brought lyricism back," he said of the Toronto-native. "For a 22-year-old man, he brought lyricism back. When [Gang Starr's] Step In The Arena came out, I was 22-years-old. And I just thought about it, I was like, 'D*mn, I was a youngster.' I wasn't 30, 31. I was 22 and coming with heat. And that's why I like that he's bringing stuff back....J. Cole, I like that he's bringing lyrics back. Everything doesn't have to be super, over-lyrical, but we do pride ourselves on cats that can spit, because [rap music] was always a competition about who got the dopest rhymes." (XXL Mag)

Drizzy previously predicted Cole could turn into a modern-day Nas when all is said and done.

"I'm at the starting line," Drake said in an interview. "Those guys are at home, putting on their tracksuits, getting ready to make their attack. When J. Cole gets it super-right, I think he's gonna have a place as a Nas-type character who really stands for hip-hop, but still makes ill records that everybody f*cks with." (Complex)

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