J.Cole has no problem showing that he’s in a league of his own. In fact, he’s so confident in his position in rap that he sounds off in his lyrics.
“Only gon’ say this one time and I’ll dip, niggas ain’t worthy to be on my shit.”
Jermaine Cole rapped viciously over his track KOD from 2018’s same-titled album. Taking time to remind everyone that he doesn’t need help in making quality music.
May officially saw J. Cole’s 2014 album Forest Hills Drive hit triple platinum status. Only twenty-three artists have achieved the “platinum with no features” accolade but fewer have hit multi-platinum with no help, let alone triple. This is not something that Cole is a stranger to. In fact, all five of his albums have moved a million plus units individually.
There is something special about his hard hitting flow, confidence and mindful lyricism that captivates audiences. For example, J. Cole’s first single of 2019, Middle Child, was the first song to go multi-platinum this year Wet Dreamz was a coming of age song that just about anybody could relate to and A Tale of 2 Citiez was a brilliant piece of storytelling. Album number six is on the way later this year and there have already been some big time features for him so far. In the music game, longevity & demand is key. Cole has that in excess. Considering that five years later the North Carolina native has fans consistently playing his music, I’d say everything he’s coming with in 2019 will soar beyond belief.