Jeremih continues his comeback sprint following his collaboration with producer Shlomo on the No More EP, being featured on "Party Girls" with Ludacris, Wiz Khalifa and Cashmere Cat, and his other recent, and successful singles. Today we get Jeremih's nex single with a song featuring J. Cole, titled "Planes".
This song originally surfaced months back at a Chance The Rapper show; the track was supposed to see a feature from Chance himself but it looks like things have changed and J. Cole has taken on the role. I can imagine based off the clip we featured of the original Chance version that it must have been dope, but J. Cole did manage to step up here and kills it. This song blends hip-hop and R&B seamlessly for a song bringing out the best of both artists. Listen below and we will keep you updated on the official release. Enjoy!
Jeremih – Planes (Ft. J. Cole)
So we are a music blog, not a news website, so it felt a little weird reporting on the tragic killing of the unarmed man by a police officer and surrounding events happening in Ferguson, Missouri, yet when J. Cole, a rapper who we've featured extensively on our site decides to release a song dedicated solely to it, it felt even worse not reporting on the subject.
J. Cole delivers this new song "Be Free" which his a quite a powerful 4 minute ballad over a simple piano line that couldn't set the mood anymore right. We hear an unbelievably passionate sounding Cole on the break of tears simply fed up with the corrupted actions of his country.
Here is a statement from J. Cole himself to go with the song touching on "tired of being desensitized to the murder of black men."
There was a time in my life when I gave a fuck. Every chance I got I was screaming about it. I was younger. It's so easy to try to save the world when you're in college. You got nothing but time and no responsibility. But soon life hits you. No more dorms, no more meal plan, no more refund check. Nigga need a job. Nigga got rent. Got car note. Cable bill. Girlfriend moves in and becomes wife. Baby on the way. Career advances. Instagram is poppin. Lebron leaves Miami. LIFE HITS. We become distracted. We become numb. I became numb. But not anymore. That coulda been me, easily. It could have been my best friend. I'm tired of being desensitized to the murder of black men. I don't give a fuck if it's by police or peers. This shit is not normal. I made a song. This is how we feel.
Rest in Peace to Michael Brown and to every young black man murdered in America, whether by the hands of white or black. I pray that one day the world will be filled with peace and rid of injustice. Only then will we all Be Free.
J. Cole – Be Free | Stream Only
Nas just reaffirmed how incredible of an artist he is by clearing the air about one of the newest J. Cole tracks. The song “Let Nas Down” on J. Cole’s recent Born Sinner album is a reference to J. Cole being a lifetime fan of Nas and then finding out that he hated Cole’s debut single “Work Out” from his previous album.
Nas delivers a response to “Let Nas Down” by adding his own verse on the song. Instead of letting him down, he encourages him with advice on working with Jay-Z, labels and future pressure. He even goes as far to say how he “plays Born Sinner loud”, and how he “Made Nas Proud”. It gives me goosebumps hearing Nas give J. Cole so much respect, who idolizes the man.
J. Cole – Let Nas Down (Remix Ft. Nas) | Download
J. Cole – Let Nas Down (Original) | Purchase Born Sinner
J. Cole is right on the tip of releasing his sophomore record Born Sinner set to drop next week on June 18th. On the release is “Forbidden Fruit” Cole’s highly anticipated collaboration with Kendrick Lamar. The result lives up to the buzz with some amazing production providing just the right soundtrack for Cole and Kendrick lay down their signature styles. Having these two forces on one track is deadly. I can only hope we see more from this unstoppable collaboration. Pre-Order J. Cole’s Born Sinner Album. Enjoy!
J. Cole – Forbidden Fruit (Ft. Kendrick Lamar) | Pre-Order Album
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