Logic Reacts To J.Cole’s Lyrics On ‘Fire Squad’ ‘I Think He’s Just F*cking With Everybody’
Let Logic tell it, J.Cole was just playing when on his latest track “Fire Squad.”
Logic sat down for an interview with VLAD TV to discuss J.Cole’s controversial verse about race on the track featured on his latest record 2014 Forest Hill Drive.
The Under Pressure emcee spoke passionately about Cole’s verse on cultural appropriation in hip-hop and as a biracial artist himself (Cole’s mother is white, his father is black) Logic– real name Sir Robert Bryson Hall II–was able to see both sides of the story.
“These things, there is no right or wrong… When discussing race, I see that verse from a different perspective because he’s basically saying how Justin Timberlake, Eminem, Macklemore stole from the Black man. [He says that White people have snatched the sound], which is the truth. Nobody is denying that. You literally cannot deny the fact that Rock and Roll was born because of Blues and Blues is Black man’s music.”
Further on in the interview, Logic then says while he understands the point Cole made, it should be taken with a grain of salt.
“So I totally get where Cole is coming from,” Logic says. “I can’t disagree because that’s his personal opinion. And that’s what I love about music and that’s what I love about people like Cole who are so intelligent — I think he’s just fucking with everybody, man. He’s just having a good time. He’s on the ‘TKO Remix’ with Justin Timberlake. I’m sure they have a good relationship. He’s just fucking around. There’s certain things you just can’t take too literal. But I’m not Cole. And it sparked a debate between me and my friend.”
What say you? Think Logic is right and we shouldn’t take Cole too seriously, or was Cole serious?