On Thursday (June 18), two days after J.Cole dropped the single “Snow on tha Bluff” and received widespread criticism for allegedly taking shots at Noname, she seems to have rapped about the incident on a new single titled “Song 33.” Cole’s song featured him criticizing Black women for not taking the time to educate the Black community on social justice issues in a way that is easier to comprehend.
The rapper-activist shared a link to her new record via Twitter. In a follow-up tweet, she posted an image containing the song’s lyrics. The song follows a series of tracks she previously released over the years titled “Song 31” and “Song 32.”
— Noname (@noname) June 18, 2020
“One girl missin’, another one go missin’/One girl missin’, another,” she rhymes, before presumably addressing the events that took place earlier this week. “He really ’bout to write about me when the world is in smokes?/When it’s people in trees?/When George was beggin’ for his mother/Saying he couldn’t breathe, you thought to write about me?,” she spits over the Madlib-produced beat.
“He really ’bout to write about me when the world is in smokes?” appears to be directed toward J. Cole
On “Song 33,” she shifts the conversation back to the Black Live Matters Movement. She relies on her bars to express that whatever issues have spurred from Cole’s comments do not outweigh the importance of spreading awareness about the lynchings and killings of Black people at the hands of the police and racists.
Shortly after the track was released, Cole tweeted a link to “Song 33” to help further spread awareness of Noname’s message.