Wale Sets the Record Straight in ‘Groundhog Day’ Video [WATCH]
Wale has released a new video for "Groundhog Day," his lyrical response to J. Cole's verse on "False Prophets" where was very critical of the DMV rapper. Ironically (or maybe coincidentally?), Wale dropped the visual on Groundhog Day (Feb. 2).
In the eight-minute-long clip, Wale is in sunny Los Angeles where he walks down the famous Sunset Strip and greets fans along the way. But the centerpiece of the video is his rapping testimony about his estranged relationship with J. Cole a few years back. With Palm trees and blue skies as his background, Wale details his early struggles in the rap game, dealing with his bipolar disorder and thoughts of suicide.
"I’m heavily flawed,” he raps. “But far from a false prophet. I’m a motherf---ing honorable Folarin, Cassius, Muhammad, McGregor, Conor of these rap artists.”
“I remember me and Cole would open for Hov,” Wale later adds. “Everyday a star is born, I guess I died in the womb / I ain’t make it on Blueprint, so made me a blueprint / You got you a nice watch, my minutes was finished.”
Near the end of the video, Wale delivers a 5-minute rant to the media who continues to count him out in the rap game. The 32-year-old rapper run downs his accolades and future achievements to come.
And since Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today, you can expect a very Cole winter. See what we did there? Watch Wale's video above.