I’ve never been eager to meet my favorite MCs, go to any of their shows, or get any autographs. I wish them well, but they are never as godly as they seem. I’ve passed that stage of looking up to these guys. I can understand Cole’s words because when you are growing up, they are who give you hope. Remember this post? Many of those words help get me through the days, weeks, etc. The words themselves speak volumes for me. Quite frankly, they’ve saved my life. All the other news, rumors, surrounding the artist doesn’t matter to me, I respect the art.
Villuminati S.G.: This production has that Timbo bounce feel to it. The lyrics are very tough and his metaphors are witty. The part when he said f#ck Jay-Z had me rollin. I like the vocalist part, it’s got that typical soulful Cole feel to it.
Satchford: Way darker huh? Allow him to reintroduce himself is what this intro shows. It seems that Cole wants another chance to prove himself to his fans and whoever else. We all know his last album was good but didn’t showcase his true potential. Rapping over something that sounds close to what Timbo would produce back in the early 2000s, this one is a cool track that will get some replays. This is the Cole I like to hear.
Kerney Sermon (skit) S.G.: I like how he used this skit to help communicate his message and theme for the album. It’s not a revelation; it’s more about moments when we reach out for something to make ourselves better. Satchford: Damn shame Continue reading →
There have been countless times that I have put on the A&R/record executive hat and say what should have been a single for an artist. Some songs are just THAT good and the world needs to hear it. I pay attention to the choices these labels make regarding album singles. Back then, it used to be that the single would showcase what the artist is all about, the best song was the single. It’s pretty much the opposite now. For whatever reason, these songs didn’t have enough mass appeal to make it to the #1 spot but they could have. Some great songs shot themselves in the foot and killed any chance of it being a #1 hit. There are countless variables that played a part with each track but these are 5 tracks that should have been a hit….at least the ones I can think of at the present moment. Continue reading →
So I got a little treat in the inbox and it’s from an artist that I haven’t heard much from before. Dude is on DreamVille so he gotta have some heat. I’m curious about a few things and that’s will he sound like J.Cole, if not has he found his voice, does his sound blend right in with all of the monkey say monkey do shit that’s out today, and finally can he make me a fan. This should be interesting so let’s get into it. Continue reading →
Thought of this track after watching a show on the whole Rae Carruth’s tragedy that occurred back in 1999. A truly sad situation that reflects a problem that many people go through today unfortunately J.Cole illusrates this tug of war battle regarding abortion between a man and a woman so well. The lyrics are emotionally charged and passionate especially in the 2nd verse when speaking from a women’s vantage point. This was a gem on his debut album.
[Verse 1] Baby girl, I can’t imagine what it’s like for you I got you pregnant, now inside there is a life in you I know you wondering if this is gon’ make me think ’bout wifing you Like if you have my first child, would I spend my whole life with you? Now I ain’t tryna pick a fight with you, I’m tryna talk Now I ain’t tryna spend the night with you, I’m kinda lost See, I’ve been giving it some thought lately and Continue reading →