Published Jun 16, 2020J. Cole has returned with a new song. Titled "Snow on Tha Bluff," the track can be heard now.
"Snow on Tha Bluff" marks J. Cole's first new solo material of 2020 and finds him addressing "a young lady out there...way smarter than me" that listeners believe to be Noname.
Cole reflects on how he "scrolled through her timeline in these wild times," and takes issue with the "queen tone" of posts concerning her activist work on issues of racial and social justice. Noname has definitely heard the lyric in question.
In late May, Noname called out "top selling rappers" for their silence on the murder of George Floyd and demonstrations against of police brutality across America.
QUEEN TONE!!!!!!— Noname (@noname) June 17, 2020
"Poor black folks all over the country are putting their bodies on the line in protest for our collective safety and y'all favorite top selling rappers not even willing to put a tweet up," she wrote in a now-deleted post. "N*****s whole discographies be about black plight and they no where to be found."
J. Cole last released KOD in 2018. Last year, he released Dreamville Records label comp Revenge of the Dreamers III, executive produced an album for Young Thug and appeared on Gang Starr's first new song in over a decade.
Last November, Noname revealed plans to release new music in 2020. While her last solo effort was 2018's Room 25, she more recently shared a song as Ghetto Sage with Saba and Smino.