Cole is one of those artists that polarizes hip hop fans. You either adore him, or you think he’s some fake deep corn ball. Trust, I’ve met a lot of fake deep cornballs and Jermaine Cole is certainly not that. I don’t understand the hate that’s been collecting towards him and his fans over the past couple years.
Maybe, people just don’t want to actually feel something.
With his last album, 4 Your Eyez Only, I was digging into Cole’s subconscious, you know? His fears; his goals; his unique perspective. It rarely happens in today’s music industry where an artist on such a high popularity level as J Cole lets us in so close. (Ya girl can’t even score tickets to his concert. They disappear that quickly y’all. But, that’s a personal problem.) It’s something that he’s done ever since the beginning (The Come Up, Friday Night Lights etc.), but he still hasn’t lost “it”. I appreciate that as a listener.
Just ran across this song on YouTube. It’s not that new, but hey it’s new to me y’all. It’s short, but I swear it’s got my soul rocking. Check it out.
Also, check out his own tapes too. That’s the beauty of the internet; an artist’s catalog can be at our fingertips at a moment’s notice.
Take advantage of it.