Boi-1da & Vinylz Explain Why J. Cole’s ‘Deja Vu’ Uses Bryson Tiller’s ‘Exchange’ Beat
If you have been listening to J. Cole’s new album 4 Your Eyez Only you may have heard a familiar beat on the project. On the introspective “Deja Vu,” Cole appears to be rapping over production that sounds similar to Bryson Tiller’s Grammy-nominated ballad, “Exchange.”
On Friday (Dec. 9), hitmaker Boi-1da jumped on his Twitter account and accused J. Cole’s producer, Foreign Teck, of jacking the beat. “Maybe @ForeignTeck can explain why to y'all why Exchange and Deja Vu sound similar... right @Vinylz?” he tweeted. “Just letting the ppl know that you're a thief and this has nothing to do with anyone but you.”
Vinylz, who is the co-producer of the “Exchange” beat, would also go on his Twitter account to explain how the beat ended up on Cole’s project. According to Vinylz, Teck allegedly reverse engineered the beat gave it to Tiller and then try to cover it up by allegedly offering Boi-1da and Vinylz publishing on the Tiller track.
In response, Teck appears to be accusing Boi-1da and Vinylz of just being petty.
"Got more money than me, wayyyy more placements than me and still come for me on a daily. yall the definition of petty lol," he tweeted.
Foreign Teck has a lot of explaining to do. We must also mention that there's no beef between J. Cole and Bryson Tiller. This is strictly between the producers.
Peep the exchange below. (See what we did there?)