Benny The Butcher and J. Cole didn't disappoint with their collab "Johnny P's Caddy," the lead single from Benny's 'Tana Talk 4' project. But there's one bar from Cole that some fans say is a subtle shot at Benny himself…
Released on Cole's 37th birthday, he fittingly kicks off his verse by imagining what it was like when he entered the world back in 1985: "On the night I was born, the rain was pourin', God was cryin' / Lightnin' struck, power outage, sparks was flyin'!"
He then labels himself "the best rapper alive" despite being next to one of his peers. "Headshot, now go and ask the best rappers that died."
The line that really had people talking though was Cole's suggestion that rappers are "lyin'" and "stretchin' the truth" when they rap about guns and selling drugs. "Got these nerds thinkin' that you n****s hard as I am," he adds.
The only issue is that Benny has built his career with wild tales of his time hustling in the streets of Buffalo.
Chopping it up with The Breakfast Club, Benny addressed the idea that Cole could be throwing shade at him. "I got den numbers. I did mine's," he said, alluding to the fact he's served time behind bars for distributing drugs.
In fact, he told HipHopDX he has three felonies on his record. Safe to say that Benny isn't worried about Cole's alleged "diss."
Benny also replied to Cole's "best rapper alive" claim: "The guys who everybody compare him with and put him in the ring with, like, to me, that's who he was talkin' to." It's likely he's referring to artists like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye and more in the never-ending debate of who's the modern rap GOAT.
There's no doubt Benny's status in hip-hop will continue to climb, especially if he finally releases his secret collab with none other than Drizzy.
The two linked after Drake shouted out Benny and his Griselda crew during his 2019 interview with Rap Radar. "The respect of my peers is really what I'm in this s**t for," Benny told The Breakfast Club.