J. Cole - "See World" (Dedication To Shaniya Davis)
Sometimes you need more than a dope beat and a hot rhyme to be “hip hop.” J. Cole may be known for his slick wordplay, but it’s what he wrote on his recently launched blog today in dedication of Shaniya Davis (if you don’t know, look it up) that caught my attention (shoutout to DDotOmen for the initial catch). It’s just words, but the words are more powerful than any beat.
*Update: audio is below off of the “Friday Night Lights” mixtape*
Gettin higher than the soul of little Shaniya,
To the ones that killed her, hope you burn in fire.
I’m burnin tires on the strip, tryna get a grip,
Liquor in the cupholder, tryna get a sip.
6 shots of Hennessey, I’m still goin strong.
Please numb me from the bullshit that’s goin on.
That girl was 5 years old that they just murdered,
and did some wicked shit to her that was unheard of,
You fuckin coward.
Ain’t gotta tell em’ go to Hell,
Cuz that’s the shit that make them other niggas sick in Jail;
So you gon’ feel it.
Travel the world reppin this city, know I’m gon kill it,
but yet a nigga ain’t got a clue.. how I’m gon deal with
all the bullshit. Niggas sendin shots my way.
You put a hit out on me, think that I’m gon stop? No way.
Gon have to kill me, or witness a nigga livin so filthe.
Young, Black, and Wealthy, for that I’m guilty.
Still see all the fake shit.
It’s funny somehow thought the money could erase it.
No matter how much dough you got you gotta face it,
and to my niggas gone hope you in a better place,
if I make it I’ll holla…
J. Cole – “See World”