Thursday, November 11, 2010
New Music: J. Cole Friday Night Lights Mixtape Promo Video w/ Leaks + Looking For Trouble
Promo video for J. Cole's new Mixtape - Friday Night Lights
I seriously think that J. Cole is the answer to what a lot of people have been wanting from Hip Hop for a long while - Talent. He's been real since day one. Every hook, every lyric, every interview, he exposes his the truth as he sees it. I know a lot of people compare him to Drake...and believe me I can see the comparisons (fast ride to fame, big hip hop icons as their mentors, young black rappers etc.) but at the end of the day their both on another level. I may be Canadian but I don't automatically say "Drake is the Greatest" or anything like that because I don't relate to him...especially as a Canadian. I feel like he is very mainstream and appeals more to Americans and to an international audience. J. Cole may not be as mainstream - or pop -as Drake, who seems to be in demand to feature on every artist's track, and you may not even like all of his songs, but I think he is definately a great promise to hip hop, an icon in the making.
...and if your sleeping on J. Cole...Heres a quote from a recent G.O.O.D friday music feature called "Looking For Trouble":
J. Cole - Before I'm Gone
J. Cole ft. Wale - You Got It
The first two tracks (above) are featured on his upcoming mixtape.
The song below is from Kanye West's G.O.O.D Friday series.
Kanye West ft. Pusha T, Cyhi the Prynce, Big Sean & J. Cole - Looking For Trouble
Although everyone did their thing on this track, the only parts I listened to were Big Sean and J. Cole. They seemed like they were on a mission to body all their haters. The last few seconds that J. Cole used to spit some lines without a beat - MURDERREED ! COLE WORLD !