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Review: J. Cole's 'K.O.D' Is a Tough, Rewarding Meditation on Addiction

It’s ironic that social media jerks tease Jermaine Cole with “J. Cole went platinum with no features.” Once seen as an understudy to generational talents like Kendrick Lamar and Drake, the North Carolina musician didn’t reach artistic fruition until 2014 Forest Hills Drive, when he abandoned the typical cameo-heavy big-budget formula for an idiosyncratic, self-produced organic sound that plumbed his ...

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Review: J. Cole's 'K.O.D' Is a Tough, Rewarding Meditation on Addiction

It’s ironic that social media jerks tease Jermaine Cole with “J. Cole went platinum with no features.” Once seen as an understudy to generational talents like Kendrick Lamar and Drake, the North Carolina musician didn’t reach artistic fruition until 2014 Forest Hills Drive, when he abandoned the typical cameo-heavy big-budget formula for an idiosyncratic, self-produced organic sound that plumbed his ...

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Hear Flatbush Zombies Tackle Mental Illness, Addiction on New Song 'U&I'

Brooklyn rap trio Flatbush Zombies unveiled a nimble new track, “U&I,” featuring Dia. The song will appear on the group’s upcoming album, Vacation in Hell, out April 6th. “U&I” opens with a soulful a cappella intro from Dia before settling into a steady groove of clacking drums, muted bass and warped vocal loops. MCs Erick “Arc’ Elliott and Zombie Juice ...

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