Joe Budden Roasts J. Cole's "7 Minute Drill" Response to Kendrick Lamar: "I want to hear him sound alive"

Joe Budden Rips Apart J. Cole's "7 Minute Drill" Diss Track Aimed at Kendrick Lamar

Joe Budden Critiques J. Cole’s Response to Kendrick Lamar’s Diss Track on ‘7 Minute Drill’
In a recent podcast episode, Joe Budden offered his critique of J. Cole's response to Kendrick Lamar's diss track, "Like That," in which Cole fires back with "7 Minute Drill" from his latest mixtape, "Might Delete Later."

During the episode, Budden expressed his disappointment with Cole's delivery on the track, suggesting that it lacked the energy and intensity he was hoping for in a lyrical retort. He likened the subdued tone to something that would put him to sleep, expressing a desire to hear Cole sounding more alive and engaged in his response to Lamar.
The tone. This is my issue with this f**king narcoleptic sounding s**t. This sounds like... if I was actively looking to cop fentanyl this is what I would put on, I want to hear him [Cole] sound alive.

- Joe Budden

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Meanwhile, members of Kendrick Lamar's former record label, Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), also weighed in on Cole's response. TDE artist Reason took to social media to express his excitement about the friendly lyrical battle between the two rappers, emphasizing the playful nature of rap beef and hoping that fans don't take it too seriously.

TDE President Terrence "Punch" Henderson also chimed in, expressing his surprise at Cole's dismissal of Lamar's critically acclaimed album, "To Pimp a Butterfly," in his lyrics. Punch hinted at underlying tensions within the music industry, suggesting that some individuals may harbor hidden animosity towards Lamar despite his success.

Overall, the reactions to Cole's response track varied, with some, like Joe Budden, feeling underwhelmed by his delivery, while others, like Reason and Punch, appreciated the friendly competition and playful banter between the two rap heavyweights.

The exchange between Cole and Lamar has sparked renewed interest in the rap community, with fans eagerly awaiting further developments and potential responses from both artists. As the feud continues to unfold, it serves as a reminder of the competitive spirit and creative energy that drives the hip-hop industry forward.

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