The 25 Best J. Cole Verses

8. "Premeditated Murder" (1st Verse)

Best Line: "And even white women want a nigga, Othello/I'm balling with nuggets, like fuck it I'm Carmelo/Now the crib got much rooms, Portobello"
Album: Friday Night Lights

Like his Roc Nation boss, Cole often raps about the hustle—but in the rap world, not on the streets. On the first verse of this song, so named because Cole says he "knew he would kill the game," he details his the good and the bad of his quick come-up from bedroom rapper to Rookie of the Year: "Am I changing right before your eyes?" he asks. Hopefully, he'll never change.

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