Back in the summer of 2016, Cole visited Bada$$ and played him a demo of his song "False Prophets (Be Like This)
,"which sampled the Brooklyn rapper's 2012 tune "Waves." He then asked Joey for his blessing before releasing "False Prophets." In an interview with LA Leakers
, Bada$$ explained he knew Cole would supply some rhymes for the song, despite him being tied up with the release of his 4 Your Eyez Only
"I already knew off of the strength of that, he was going to come through with the verse," he said. "He was telling me for a minute like, 'Yo, you're the only person I got on my feature list. I got you, I'm gonna make it happen, just wait. I gotta finish my album and s--t.' He literally sent the s--t the day before his album came out."