Who Dat
Lyrics J. Cole

Who dat? Who dat? Who dat? Who dat? Who dat? Who dat?

[Verse 1]
Hey who dat?, who dat? That n*gga you been waiting for
I mean the sh*t was all bad just a week ago
Rappers was bullsh*tting, f*ck it I ain't hating though
Because now a n*gga hot enough to f*ck with one of Satan' hoes
And she can't tell the difference, I been through hell conditions
Wishing for air conditioning, feeling God was never listening
Now I'm on television, and did I fail to mention?
Your b*tch is tired of missionary, boy you failed the mission
Speaking of positions just witness how I elevate it
Real n*ggas celebrate it, finger f*ck whoever hate it
My life accelerated, but had to wait my turn
Then I redecorated, that mean my tables turned
Life live, might as well, only way to learn
Is try and fail, clientele the only way to earn
So if you're selling crack, or if you're selling rap
Make sure it's mean so them fiends keep on coming back

Who dat? Who dat? B*tch I got that flame
Who dat? Who dat? B*tch I got that flame
Who dat? Who dat? B*tch I got that flame
So don't worry about my motherf*cking name
I got them saying
Who dat? Who dat?
Cole world
Who dat? Who dat?
I got them saying
Who dat? Who dat?
Cole world
Who dat? Who dat?

[Verse 2]
Hey, the mind state of a winner
When you thinking about summertime I'm thinking about the winter
When you thinking about breakfast I'm heating up my dinner
I was plotting this moment back when y'all was riding spinners
Yeah I'm a menace
God as my witness, with this pen I'm insane, yup
Hungry like the n*gga who ain't got the taste of fame yet
Clown told me, "Ain't you Roc? But where the f*ck your chain at?"
Guess it's something like your girl, n*gga it ain't came yet
The man make the chain, chain don't make the man
How many n*ggas do we know with hella ice but yet they lame?
The cloth from which we came me and them is not the same
It's like we all headed to Spain they took the boat I took the plane, damn
That boy's sick now hoes on his joystick
Heating up like May weather, dog I'm on that Floyd sh*t
Boy stick to your day job, said you was hot? Well they lied
Is that your girl? Well I just g'd her, no A-Rod


Now who else want to f*ck with Hollywood Cole? (Andre 3000)

[Verse 3]
The little engine that could, this little n*gga is good
Rappers claiming they sick, I heal n*ggas for good
A couple of y'all ain't took a field trip to the hood
And me? I'm fresh prince, I'm Will Smith to the hood
Baby, ain't saying names but we not the same
All the money and the fame don't change the fact that you lame
Might want to grab you a chain, want to tip up your hat
Might want to purchase some game, homey your sh*t is so wack
I got my finger on the trigger, tell that n*gga, "hold that"
Want picture perfect baby you can check the Kodak
Hey, so anything you can do I can do better
And any chick you can screw I can get wetter
I'm young, black, gifted, live my life on the run
Bet your bottom dollar before I'm done
They say that I'm the one
Ya n*gga I'm the one
I got them saying


Song facts

"Who Dat" is the first single from J. Cole's debut album.

J.Cole said he chose "Who Dat" to be his first single "because it's really about the beat and the raps and not much more. It's an introduction to those that were unfamiliar and also something for my fans to brag about as opposed to hearing it on the radio and being like 'Ehhh.' He also calls the song "raw" and says it reminds him of his older sound. The song's 3rd verse interpolated the line "Now who else wanna fuck with Hollywood Court (Cole)?" by Andre 3000 from Outkast's song "SpottieOttieDopalicious". The song also samples Godofallofus by New Hope.

Directed by newcomer BBGun, the music video was shot in the final week of May, 2010. It was shot in Fayetteville, North Carolina, J. Cole's hometown and was released June 21, 2010. There was controversy surrounding the use of local college cheerleaders from Fayetteville State University and a local high school marching band from E.E. Smith High School in the music video for the song.


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