The 25 Best J. Cole Verses

7. "Grown Simba" (3rd Verse)

Best Line: "What they taught us? Man, them bad bitches only want the ballers/The starters, we hooping now the hoes wanna guard us."
Album: The Warm Up

On this 2009 fan favorite, Cole once again used the Disney film Lion King as a metaphor and personal mission statement. On the third verse he's at his sharpest, flipping the same rhythm and cadence on each bar and repping his Fayetteville hometown. "I'm finna put the Ville on the map, I'll be back, and I'm coming with a deal and a plaque," he spits. Hear him roar.

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