J.Cole's presence in the rap game is a very much needed breath of fresh air.
With all the gold chain and Bentley raps bombarding the radio, it's nice to actually hear that people can spit without all the fluff. J.Cole has worked hard to get to the position that he holds now in his career. From mixtapes to signing with the Roc, Cole's been on
his grind. I'm sure at this point he is at the crossroads trying to decide if he should go commercial an make millions or stay true his heart and gain loyal fans.
"God's Gift" is a cut from his Cole World-The Sideline Story debut album which also gave birth to gems such as "Breakdown" and "Rise And Shine". This song has a lot of great things going on with it, for example he Produced it. Not many people know that Cole's also a beatsmith, but that is something that he does to support his craft, as well as, his love for music. Now, I know your probably saying a lot of people do that, but a big difference with Cole is that he isn't bragging about it. Unlike, some other big time rapper/producers we know. (You Know who you are, we'll review you later)
The sound recording on "God's Gift" consists of smack-you-in-the-back-of-the-neck drums with a sample from Milton Nascimento's "Franciso". This combination of sample an drum, along with, a few more sprinkles of sound make for one of the best hiphop tracks out of 2011. And we definitely can't forget the confidence-laced lyrics he tosses about with lines such as "Jigga wouldn't even take my cd when he seen me 2 years later *itch we made it on on to the blue print". It's almost as tho fate has propelled him to the point that he is at now, which I'm sure is right where he wanted to be his Cole life.
When a lot of new artist get into the game they tend to jump on the hottest trend or swagger popular, but Cole seems to stick to his own brand of flavor. That's why here at Unhinged Reviews his "God's Gift" was selected to be presented to fans of music that don't just jump on the band wagon when we hear the horn. We don't have time for the "My drink cost more than your rent" or the "My chain gave her frost bite" bullshiet we hear on the radio. Music such as that is petty and redundant. Cole puts effort into his music and it is for this reason that he will outlast many of these hot today gone tomorrow acts that keep coming off the assembly line.
So if you haven't heard "God's Gift" click the video below and give it a listen. I guarantee that you will hear quality music. And if you like it, like the post or comment below.