I don’t know about you, but there’s something amazing about listening to an inspiring rapper who knows how to unfold a story on a song and make it relate to different types of people from different walks of life. The way each verse in the song can reach into the pit of your soul and make you feel like you are not the only person going through something. When an artist becomes vulnerable and truthful it makes them create music that speaks to the inner core of a listener, it dives into a melodic place where the music somehow fine tunes everything.
That’s the unique element about J. Cole and his music. Whether you are rich, broke, dealing with a drug issue in a broken neighbourhood, or you are someone who is trying to make their dreams come true, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from but when you listen to J.Cole you feel like his songs were written just for you. This is why J.Cole stands out today, because he has been rapping about his truth since he started in the music industry, he didn’t switch up in-order to stay relevant. He told his story, as well as other people’s stories without plastering any wounds, but constantly keeping it real.
Most people appreciate his music because it comes from an imperfect place where everybody can reach into. With Songs like ‘Apparently’, ‘Love Yourz’ and ‘Crooked Smile’. J.Cole definitely knows how to touch our arteries with his artistry.
Written by @sasamotale