Admire the poetry, regardless

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. 


Yeah, life is a balance
You lose your grip, you can slip into an abyss

No doubt, you see these niggas trippin’
Ego in charge of every move, he’s a star
And we can’t look away due to the days that he caught our hearts

He’s fallin’ apart, but we deny it
Justifying that half ass shit he dropped, we always buy it

When he tell us he a genius but it’s clearer lately
It’s been hard for him to look into the mirror lately

There was a time when this nigga was my hero, maybe
That’s the reason why his fall from grace is hard to take

‘Cause I believed him when he said his shit was purer and he
The type of nigga swear he real but all around him’s fake
The women, the dickriders, you know, the yes men

Nobody with the balls to say somethin’ to contest him
So he grows out of control
Into the person that he truly was all along, it’s startin’ to show
Damn, wonder what happened

Maybe it’s my fault for idolizin’ niggas
Based off the words they be rappin’
But come to find out, these niggas don’t even write they shit
Hear some new style bubblin’ up, then they bite this shit
Damn, that’s what I get for lyin’ to myself

Well, fuck it, what’s more important is he’s cryin’ out for help
While the world’s eggin’ him on, I’m beggin’ him to stop it
Playin’ his old shit, knowin’ he won’t top it
False prophets

J.Cole – Born Sinner Album Review

Unknown2nd album from J. Cole, does he deliver?

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

Missed Opportunity: 5 Songs That Should’ve Been A Hit

shouldvebeenahitThere 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

Bas – Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. ii Album Review

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

8 Million Stories: J.Cole – Lost Ones


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