So I’m late on reporting, but J. Cole did drop something for us exactly a week ago – an EP with 5 tracks. Then another song I heard on Power 105; I’m assuming it’s the first single off the album, Born Sinner.
I appreciate you giving me the time I needed to grow, experiment, and find the direction for my 2nd album.. And I have.
Along the way I’ve recorded at least 4 albums worth of material, lots of it being unfinished demo versions waiting to be polished up, some of them are great songs and important stories that just won’t make the album (either they don’t fit Sonically, don’t fit Theme, or there’s just not enough space) .
Tonight, I want to give you a few of these songs because you deserve them. It’s hard as fuck for me to keep all this music from you for so long, so I know it’s been hard for you to wait. Thank you for your patience. Vibe out to these songs in their raw form, no polish.. just a lot of my soul..
The wait is over.
PS- 1st single coming this week. The album is hands down my best work yet. Can’t wait to share.”
I really felt like, as a fan, he’s been gone for a minute. But in that time, he has created a great EP.
I really wasn’t expecting much because I have been let down by one of my favorites, Wale. So I’ve been trying to keep the excitement to a regular. But J. Cole really did put a lot of soul in these 5 tracks. He got me vibing. Something I feel that Wale has lost, soul. But on to the main focus…
J. Cole’s story telling is on point. Every song with a purpose, a story to be told. He really has used that time to grow with his music. I’m not sure if he’s still producing is own tracks, but the EP felt so right as a whole.
My favorite track? I’d have to say, Stay. The delivery, the soul – he really just got me on this one.
I heard J. Cole’s new single (Power Trip Ft Miguel) off his upcoming album this week. I think it’s hot but, I know a lot of people are gonna say it’s too mainstream. I say hey, as long as you keep making some raw shit like with his EP, why not get the best of both? The label will always need a more commercial sound but either way, he’s still making great music.