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Local Love: J.Cole

If you don’t know who J. Cole is, then you’re just plain behind. Though he was born in Germany, J. Cole grew up in Fayetteville, NC before attending St. John’s University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a major in communication and a business minor. His debut mixtape “The Come Up”, featuring one of my favorite songs, Lights Please, got the attention of Jay-Z, and J. Cole became the first artist signed to Roc Nation.

This dude has ridiculous flow and his lyrics are seriously on point! So glad to see a rapper who appreciates and approaches his music with a level of dedication that J. Cole exhibits, and even better, his songs aren’t all catchy hooks and synthesizers…he weaves stories with his words that anyone can relate to. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m proud to have homegrown NC talent making it big with legit music, not some Soulja Boy garbage.

“Lights Please” is just an awesome track. It’s one of J. Cole’s oldest songs, but everyone can relate, because everyone has those times when they just want to turn out the lights and…hit the bed 😉

J. Cole / Lights Please

illRoots Catch-Up / J. Cole

NOTE: Check that UNC hat J. Cole is rockin….yeah who got that flamee 😀

J. Cole / Who Dat

His album drops this year, so make sure and go grab it!!

FFB Love,