Editorial: “Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It,” Diggy Simmons and J. Cole

Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It, inspired by the Ice Cube track off Raw Footage, is an ongoing series alluding to the braggadocios and grimy predicaments many rap artists find themselves in.

The first case is a cold one by the son of a Reverend, Diggy Simmons and the parable hymns by Jermaine Cole. Recently the cherubic 17-year old rhyme speaker lit up the Internet with a (old) diss track addressing his reservations with J. Cole‘s lyrics in “Grew Up Fast.”

“What up Vanessa? I loved ya that one semester” 

It could oh be so simple, but artists rather make it hard. Judging by the above lyric, name-dropping was enough fuel for Diggy to break the child safety on the lighter and spark up. Apparently Jermaine and Vanessa did attend St. Augustine College and it is rumored Coley Cole developed a crush. He addresses the line, “Heard you lying on my sis telling people that you hit.” Assumptions? Or maybe there is more to the story. Consider the lyric below:

“You n—as is not Russell, you’re more Diggy/ Me I’m more Biggie” 

Of course the Carolina defendant claims he didn’t mean to dis Diggy he was just rapping. In any case, Diggy went flying with a rebuttal in mp3 form in “What You Say To Me?” where the young contender took a few jabs and upper cuts flexing his right to be young and free.

Diggy may not be a thug but he’s got thug passion. He’s a young man in the public eye so it is not a surprise that he would engage in such tom foolery. The question becomes is this truly foul play or a ploy to boost album sales? Check out the lyrics and track below ripped from KHH.

Let me pop my collar
Pick it up, pick it up
Like I dropped my wallet
Litterer, everything you dropped’s been garbage
Got me all wound ya’ll done got done got me started
Wish a nigga would try I ain’t with the drama
Take me for a good guy, Michael Jordan’s number
I ain’t with the (?) All I do is holla
I can bring the wolves out
Let em’ satisfy they hunger
The number one question: What’s up with your fam?
Seen pictures of your sister doin’ yoga in the sand
How is you and Jojo? Is he mad I’m just sayin’
And we ain’t seen Vanessa since the show thats premiered (Damn)
I’m tired of hearing it
I just wanna rap my way to the top of the pyramid
Be the best lyricist alive dead period
I’m made for the crown yo peep the way I’m wearin’ it
Whoever claim King nah I ain’t dissin ya
Hey you might be king but your title’s only ?
Everybody listen up: Blows I hick em up
Tear down shows, every stage I rip em up
Taking ya’ll to school give up with your curricular
If you ain’t talking money keep it movin’, vehicular
I got thick skin with a coat and I zipped it up
So when you talk out your lip

I say nigga whatHa[Hook]
What you say to me?
What you say to me?
What you say to me?

[Verse 2]
The other day I was listening to Purple Rain
Couldn’t believe all the things I heard em’ say
“Who Dat? Who Dat?” You know who it is
Heard you lying on my sis telling people that you hit
When your album drops I’mma hit you with your bricks
So I’m gonna bomb first on you since you wanna rift
Who you gonna call? You ain’t got no friends
This fight is fixed (hah)
You ain’t got no wins
Lil nigga think he Cold, think he live like me
Jetsetter, trendsetter nah you not like me
Can’t find a girl you know that do not like me
I can’t find a girl I know that know you, you local
Wasn’t even poppin’ in the school you used to go to
Got aight lyrics but can’t deliver your vocals
I’m about to read you your rights, Miranda
Only thing you hittin in the morning is your hand(uh)
Stand up, matter of fact sit down
Don’t try to call Hovi Hov for a sit down
College boy, actin’ like a criminal
Knowing you brokeback, Jake Gyllenhaal (Uh)

You imaginary player Even TMZ didn’t notice you was there Jeez you are such a dweeb and your shirts don’t fit: Long arms, short sleevesHeesh[Hook]
What you say to me?
What you say to me?
What you say to me?

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