21 Great Artists Name Dropped On J. Cole’s ‘Born Sinner’

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  • Tupac_Jay
    <h2>"Villuminati"</h2>
    “Sometimes I brag like Hov’, Sometimes I’m real like Pac/ Sometimes I focus on the flow to show the skills I got”
  • Jay-Z Biggie
  • Justin Timberlake
    <h2>"Villuminati"</h2>
    "I've gone astray, losing my way like Timberlake/Produced by Timberland on that goddamn FutureSex/LoveSounds"
  • Bobby Brown
    <h2>"Land Of The Snakes"</h2>
    "Now I'm standing in the streets tryna politic with her/ In her mind she calling me a misogynist nigga/ On some Bobby Brown shit my prerogative, nigga, is to hit and never commit"
  • diddy-50-cent
    <h2>"Land Of The Snakes</h2>
    "Man I been thinkin' bout moving out, what?/ Country boy in the city/ In New York nine years ran that shit like Diddy/ Ridin' through South Side Queens like Fiddy"
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  • Michael_AAlihya
    <h2>"She Knows"</h2>
    "Rest in peace to Aalyiah, rest in peace to Left Eye/ Michael Jackson I'll see ya, just as soon as I die"
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    <h2>"Forbidden Fruit"</h2>
    "And Henny don't kill the pain no more/ Now I'm Cobain with a shotgun aimed at my brain 'cause I can't maintain no more"
  • kanye-west
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  • Tribe Called Quest
    <h2>"Forbidden Fruit"</h2>
    "The only man above me is God himself/ All these other niggas is below me/Word to Phife, Q-Tip, Ali, and Jarobi"
  • mase
    <h2>Ma$e</h2>
  • Adam Levine
    <h2>"Forbidden Fruit"</h2>
    "Take a seat baby girl you've been all in my mind/I know I ain't called gotta pardon my grind/Just copped a maroon 5, no Adam Levine"
  • birdman1
    <h2>"Chaining Day"</h2>
    "Iced out crazy, I wanna shine like Baby/ Compared to that nigga I ain't even got a bib yet"
  • Eminem Adele Featured
    <h2>"Crooked Smile</h2>
    “I asked if my skin pale would I then sell like Eminem or Adele?"
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    <h2>"Let Nas Down"</h2>
    "I used to print Nas raps and tape 'em up on my wall/ My niggas thought they was words but it was pictures I saw"
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  • HiiiPower

    ‘Llamars’?

  • Dick B

    Too many name drops come off as a little lame.

  • andy golliher

    You missed the Trinidad James reference on villuminati………. -_-

    • Cocaine Howie

      It says 21 “Great” Artists. Notice the adjective.

  • Jaxon Saibot

    You guys left out Black Star !!
    Mos Def and Talib Qwali !!
    “I aint a black star like mos def and qwali “

  • black star

    yall left out kweli?????

  • RealNiggaRevolution

    XXL IS DUMB AS SHIT THE KURT COBAIN LINE WAS IN RICH NIGGAZ AND THERES LIKE 3 TYPOS

  • Dreamer….

    hahaha….. XXL hating….Born Sinner is the best album this year and just because J.Cole dissed you, it doesn’t change the fact…

  • po’

    he mentioned dana dane in rich niggaz

  • Wavyboi

    Kurt Cobain is on Rich Niggaz, not Forbidden Fruit.

  • Lo

    Kurt Cobain reference isnt forbidden fruit!

  • katie

    they left off wanye from boys to men