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GetAtMe-RealTalk- "J.Cole might be that dude"

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Man J Cole might be that dude……

J. Cole is a true artist.  I mean just go check his video “Micheal” (a mashup from the show The Wire) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F3wIzlUk3o .   J. Cole is a modern day griot, he’s where Kanye used to be and where Kool Ace was.  He told a story to beats.  The stories have structure and the stories go somewhere.  In a day where rapper’s bars are no more than twitter phrases strung together, it’s nice to hear someone who really put structure in his work.

“Crooked Smile” is no exception (I mean the video went nowhere where any of us would have thought it would go.  The music went one place but the video went somewhere else and both were just as impactive.  I mean this guy just might be that dude.

Hip Hop has always had generation definers.  From The SugarHill Gang to Salt N Pepa to Tupac to Solja Boy.  Different people came along to set the tone of what their generation’s idea of what hip hop should be delivering to fans in their perspective.

J. Cole not only does this but he also stays true to making sure hip hop continues to be a medium for his generation to stay informed on issue that they should be aware of, as with the case of “Crooked Smile”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzzMOMkjm8A  .

Check out J.Cole’s new issue check for his fan.  Man as long as J. Cole’s around, hip hop will be just fine.

I’m ReggieRedd and this was RealTalk…..

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J. Cole tackles the War on Drugs with “Crooked Smile” video

J. Cole tackles the War on Drugs with “Crooked Smile” video | GetAtMe | Scoop.it
The Roc Nation star gets political.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzzMOMkjm8A&w=420&h=340
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GetAtMe:NewSongOnDeck-J. Cole ft. TLC - "Crooked Smile" (LYRICS)

Born Sinner is available now. Go and buy it: http://smarturl.it/BornSinnerDLX J. Cole ft. TLC - Crooked Smile (LYRICS)

 

Oooh Weee we on a roll.  This is another great cut waiting to break into the market.  This thing here.  Its no doubt about it J Cole and Kendrick Lamar is owning the block right now.  Everyone else just playing.  This cut was a surprise.  The beat is hot and that base line, (boy that thing is hard),  Here's the stats:

THE TRACK- 5($$$$$) After "Power Trip" you had to wonder what's next? Now you know

THE PERFORMANCE- 5($$$$$) J Cole brings it home. Great wordplay and the delivery is superb.

MUSCLE- 3($$$) this is not a street song but it will emerge in the streets and online

JUICE- 3($$$) all I can say is radio, don't play around on this.  You don't need Little Wayne on this for it to be a hit.

TIMING- 4($$$$) after "Power Trip" this is a smokin follwup

THE SONG- 5($$$$$) If I didn't know better I would have thought this was a gospel song.  Its has the fully loose feel that southern gospel groups have when they perform.  From the contrepuntal arrangements (the real music folkes will get that statement) to the choiry (is choiry a word?) background vocals, this song is tight.  This is definately a GetAtMe GoGetter

TOTAL- 25 pts out of 30 (grade B+) This song got a great grade just on the strenght.  Its a Hit.

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These lyrics on this song is crazy.  #CheckThemOut  Check out the way the wordplay and the base interacts.  Now that;s production yall.

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GetAtMe-J. Cole - Crooked Smile ft. TLC

J.Cole's new album Born Sinner ft. "Crooked Smile" available now: http://smarturl.it/BornSinnerDLX Music video by J. Cole feat. TLC performing Crooked Smile....
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New J Cole "Crooked Smile" #GetAtMe

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