One of the most anticipated Hip-Hop albums is being released this week. J. Cole’s debut album “Cole World: The Sideline Story”. Is it worth buying/Listening to? Lets see what I have to say about “The Sideline Story”.

J. Cole first came to my attention with “In The Morning”. This was when he was touring the UK with Drake. From then I’ve downloaded his mix-tapes and tried to keep tabs on him. I’ve been anticipating this album for a while.

J. Cole is an Hip-Hop artist who I think is Versatile. His versatility is shown throughout this album. We all know that not every Rapper talks about having sex with girls and cars, but I believe J. Cole touches on topics that really hit home. The track “Lost One’s” Is a track where J. Cole could make a “thug” cry. I don’t want to give the topic of the song away but its worth listening to. If you’ve been through it, it will be a personal Favorite.

Another track that is quite deep is “Breakdown” which in the first verse J. Cole is talking about meeting his father after so long and how he felt. I personally can relate to this song and in the words of Mr. Cole himself – This track is some “REAL SH*T” mark my words. With lyrics such as:

“I want a Father so bad I can’t help but Breakdown.”

Another track that has lyrical depth is “Daddy’s Little Girl”.

The album ain’t going to put you into a thinking/depressing mode. Tracks like “Mr. Nice Watch” are my personal favorite which defiantly would make J. Cole go more mainstream with the banging beat that lays on the track! However I don’t think that Jay-Z’s verse is needed. For me Jay-Z verse is not one of the best verse’s I’ve heard from Mr. Jigga Man himself.

When I was listening to J. Cole’s mix-tapes he did a remake of Missy Elliott’s “Best Friend (feat. Aaliyah)” and what J. Cole did with that track was PHENOMENAL!  I was hoping that Missy would work with him. I wasn’t expecting it on this album but THEY DID! The track “Nobody’s Perfect” Totally reminds me of “Best Friend”. “Nobody’s Perfect” is defiantly one of my favorites on the album. J. Cole talks about relationship so freely. Females if you want to know a males perspective of relationships I’ll suggest you listen to this album. “Nothing Lasts Forever” to be specific! This track summarizes up so many things in a nutshell. Its worth listening to!

I think J. Cole most defiantly kept it real as possible on this album. I wish him all the best with this album as I will be buying this album I think its a good Debut album from Cole! I hope you guys feel the same!

Recommended Tracks

  • Can’t Get Enough (Feat. Trey Songz)
  • Lights Please
  • Mr. Nice Watch (Feat. Jay-Z)
  • Cole World
  • In The Morning (Feat. Drake)
  • Lost One’s
  • Nobody’s Perfect (Feat. Missy Elliott)
  • Rise and Shine
  • Breakdown
  • Work Out
  • Nothing Last Forever
  • Daddy’s Little Girl
  • Who Dat

What’s your favourite tracks from the album?

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