Cole World - The Sideline Story
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||ExplicitIntro||J. Cole||1:22||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDollar and a Dream III||J. Cole||4:43||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCan't Get Enough (feat. Trey Songz)||J. Cole||3:45||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLights Please||J. Cole||3:28||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInterlude||J. Cole||1:39||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSideline Story||J. Cole||3:57||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMr. Nice Watch (feat. Jay-Z)||J. Cole||3:57||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCole World||J. Cole||3:04||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIn the Morning (feat. Drake)||J. Cole||3:54||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLost Ones||J. Cole||4:23||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNobody's Perfect (feat. Missy Elliott)||J. Cole||3:10||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNever Told||J. Cole||3:31||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRise and Shine||J. Cole||4:34||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGod's Gift||J. Cole||3:32||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBreakdown||J. Cole||4:45||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWork Out||J. Cole||3:55||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWho Dat (Bonus Track)||J. Cole||3:57||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDaddy'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.
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What a debut!!! Detris Simatiz u probably listen to Lil B, Gucci mane nd Brick Squad! ahah COLE WORLD! :L
This is a solid debut from j.Cole. I love this album so much. He is exactly what hip hop needs. "lost ones" and"breakdown" are real standouts. Keep it up j.Cole.
Born: 28 January 1985 in Frankfurt, Germany
Years Active: '00s, '10s