It's been a minute since we checked in with young Mr. Cole, but the boy from Fayetteville, North Carolina has been putting in work, releasing a series of jaw dropping songs in the lead up to his debut album (dropping on October 26th). These two tracks are no exception as J. Cole demolishes each instrumental, dropping one-liner after one-liner. The first samples Dirty Money's "Angels" and sees Shawn Carter's protegé celebrating the one year anniversary of his critically acclaimed mixtape, The Warm Up. The latter samples Kanye's "Devil in a New Dress" and will be the title-track to an upcoming mixtape (an obvious allusion to Nas' classic debut that escapes no one). Both tracks are further testament to J-Dot's skill as a rhymesayer and why many consider him to be the best new emcee around (perhaps only rivaled by Wale). Hearing these songs makes me drool just thinking about Cole World.
Peace, Love, & J-Dot,
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