J. Cole’s PSA To New Rappers On 1985

J. Cole KOD Album Cover

1985 he arrived
Now he speaks my mind
Continuing on from Everybody Dies
With a smooth flow and funky beat
Sharing thoughts and advice
On the music industry
Impact of artists
And the mentality they hold
His name should ring a bell
J. Cole, I believe.

Following trends won’t keep you relevant
Especially once your core demographic grow up
Longtivity in the game comes from timeless classics
That captures attention
The interest of the listener no matter the age
Nas, Cole, Kendrick, Logic, Joey & a few more
They’ll be around for a while ’cause their skills are tip-top
Yes the state of music has changed
But I’ve been on a quest for the next wave
Hip-hop beats and conscious rap
But the new school is young now
Popping pills, dabbing and tatted from head-to-toe
Everything’s commercial
Trap drums are the trend now
What’s hot?
Flexing for the ‘gram
But who are you impressing?
The whip’s foreign
A bag of jewels and clothes are what you own
Where’s the house?
Waisting energy at parties
Acting woke but you’re broke
I wish you good luck
And hope you change your ways
Before the shows start looking light
And the money slows up
Regrets are all you’re filled with
In five years you’ll be on love and hip-hop
No real assets
Clothes from last season
Oh no
You’ve become irrelevant
A has-been

Overmedicated society
Kids on drugs
Wishing to kill their demons
Dedicated to addiction
Cole addresses major issues
Death, taxes and relationships
So much to take from the new album
Take a seat and enjoy the ride
Then listen again
Just in case you missed a line
A core piece of wisdom
That could affect your life in a positive way
Round here there’s good vibes only

What are your views on Cole’s new album?

Until next time, stay fabulous,

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