1) Regardless of J. Cole’s seemingly flawless flow, his MC manhood is at stake. Now that Diggy has fired his shots, Cole needs to solidify his status and evade the shadows of being Jay-Z’s golden boy. No more Mr. Nice Guy and farewell Mr. Nice Watch.
All’s fair in beef and hip-hop until it gets personal. While Cole’s remarks on “Purple Rain” suggest some intimacy with Vanessa, Diggy calls him out on his bluff to defend big sis. This presents an opportunity for Cole to set the record straight.
With Diggy’s "Unexpected Arrival" pushing only 21,000 units since its release last week, the junior Simmons may have leaked the diss for a boost in sales. Given Cole’s popularity, his beef record was virtually nonexistent till Diggy sought him out. Call it publicity stuntin’.
Just because fame and hip-hop runs in the Simmons family, carrying Rev Run’s genes is no EZ pass to success. If Diggy didn’t need daddy’s permission to make this diss, then Cole is at liberty to son him.
Regardless of his age, Diggy is mature enough to compete in a full-fledged rap combat. J. Cole needs to take this opportunity to put other emcees on alert: whether newcomer or veteran, it’s a Cole world, the rest of you are just living in it.