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Over the weekend, J. Cole told fans that he would be dropping the video for his latest single “Middle Child” today. Right on time, the Dreamville artist has released the clip and as you may have expected, it’s pretty damn good.

Cole has been one of the most consistent artists in the game for the last little while, rising to the top of the industry and striving on everything he touches. After K.O.D. released, the North Carolina spitter started a string of phenomenal features, outshining the artists he was helping out on their own songs. That hasn’t stopped with Cole still showing up on his peers’ albums. However, he’s still dropping music of his own, coming through with “Middle Child” and dropping the new Mez-directed video today.

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J. Cole took control of 2018 with a classic album, KOD, and a slew of immaculate features. It looks like 2019 will also be the year of Cole and his Dreamville cohorts. Jermaine and Dreamville as a collective made their way to the studio along with storied producers and adept lyricists just a few weeks ago to create Revenge Of The Dreamers III. Now, Cole has touched down with his first single of the year, which may have been recorded during the Revenge sessions. Entitled “Middle Child,” Cole has been teasing the new single online all week.

Produced by T-Minus, “Middle Child” is a mood. Regal horns open the track to signal the arrival of King Cole. Jermaine employs a steady flow that exists within the pocket of the track. He references Drake, calling himself and Drizzy legends that fans once wished were beefing. He also name drops Kodak Black, JAY-Z, and 21 Savage. It is unsure if “Middle Child” will end up on Revenge Of The Dreamers, or Cole’s other project The Fall Off.

Quotable Lyrics
Just put the Rollie right back on my wrist
This watch came from Drizzy, he gave me a gift
Back when the rap game was praying I’d diss
They act like two legends cannot coexist
But I’d never beef with a nigga for nothing
If I smoke a rapper it’s gone be legit