Cole World - The Sideline Story
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||CleanIntro||J. Cole||1:22||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||CleanDollar and a Dream III||J. Cole||4:43||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan't Get Enough (feat. Trey Songz)||J. Cole||3:45||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||CleanLights Please||J. Cole||3:28||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterlude||J. Cole||1:39||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||CleanSideline Story||J. Cole||3:57||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||CleanMr. Nice Watch (feat. Jay-Z)||J. Cole||3:57||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||CleanCole World||J. Cole||3:04||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||In the Morning (feat. Drake)||J. Cole||3:54||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||CleanLost Ones||J. Cole||4:23||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||CleanNobody's Perfect (feat. Missy Elliott)||J. Cole||3:10||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||CleanNever Told||J. Cole||3:31||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise and Shine||J. Cole||4:34||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||CleanGod's Gift||J. Cole||3:32||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||CleanBreakdown||J. Cole||4:45||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||CleanWork Out||J. Cole||3:55||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho Dat (Bonus Track)||J. Cole||3:57||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||CleanDaddy's Little Girl (Bonus Track)||J. Cole||3:03||Album Only||View in iTunes|
Anyone who encountered his numerous mixtapes can tell you that before his official debut landed, rapper/producer J. Cole had spent some time bringing the whole Drake, Wale, and Big Sean style to a more street level. It’s worth mentioning because Cole World: The Sideline Story has little of that debut desire to cross over, and while the multi-talented Cole is a skilled, interesting beat-maker in his own right, a superstar production would have certainly made this album more approachable. Instead, No I.D. — the biggest behind-the-boards name here — turns in a sluggy, druggy construction for “Never Told,” Cole's deep, rich study of father/son confidence. Cole handles most of the rest on his own, turning in B+ stabs at dubstep (“Mr. Nice Watch” with guest and label boss Jay-Z), indie-hop (“Cole World” or “flossin’ with a laptop”), and his own humbler version of the Roc-A-Fella sound (the great single “Lights Please”). Add an “Intro” and then a part III — the first two parts to be found on earlier mixtapes — and you’re practically telling the aboveground crowd they’re stale from the start, but the tradeoff is a talent that has matured in the underground and is free of any forced outside influence. Cole’s fantastic style shoots off bold punch lines one minute (“I blow brains, Cobain-style”) and then goes deep the next, with equal skill and all while stringing together eye-level, real-life stories that have that classic flow. The reservation count is high and the flaw count is zero, and in this case, that’s the proper formula for a rich hip-hop album. Take a couple listens, let it sink in, and then discover that Cole World is one hell of a debut.
Worth the wait
Perfectly balanced real hiphop album. Not just an artist who had a hit single and that's it, this is a guy who will be around for at least 10 years. He deserves his hard work. Now let's just pray he don't get cocky like another certain Roc artist did.
Out of all of the new rappers flooding the industry J. Cole would have to be one of the best. Lyrically he is good, his beats are solid and he has a decent image. All in all J. Cole just might have what it takes to be the next big thing.
Must have for the straight hip hop heads.. This man on fire
Born: 28 January 1985 in Frankfurt, Germany
Years Active: '00s, '10s