Noname has launched her first solo tune of the yr. “Track 33” references the killings of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter activist Oluwatoyin Salau and in addition seems to deal with J. Cole’s new monitor, “Snow on Tha Bluff.”
On the Madlib-produced single, the Chicago rapper discusses Salau’s disappearance and killing. “A child simply 19/I do know I dream all black/I seen her the whole lot immortalized in tweets, all caps/They are saying they discovered her useless,” she raps. “One lady lacking one other one go lacking/One lady lacking one other.”
In one other verse she seems to deal with J. Cole’s “Snow on Tha Bluff,” which J. Cole dropped earlier this week. In it, he discusses latest Black Lives Matter discourse, which prompted backlash from many who imagine he was being critical of Noname, although neither artist names the opposite of their songs, and that his intentions have been misguided.
Noname has been essential of her friends’ lack of response to the present contentious local weather. J. Cole’s tune particulars studying the social media of somebody whom he calls “means smarter than me” and her reference to celebrities, which he thinks could also be referring to him. He raps, “there’s one thing about queen tone that’s bothering me.” Following the discharge of the tune, Noname tweeted, then deleted “QUEEN TONE.” J. Cole tweeted that he stood by his tune and in addition tweeted to observe Noname. “I really like and honor her as a pacesetter in these instances.”
“He actually bout to jot down about me/When the world is in smokes?,” Noname raps in her new tune. “When it’s individuals in bushes?/When George begging for his mom saying he couldn’t breathe/You thought to jot down about me?”
Cole tweeted Noname’s “Track 33” after she launched it on Thursday.
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) June 18, 2020