See essential post
Essential gotta be one of the coolest nter
Just grabbed the album, it's nice. No radio singles, definitely remember him talking about how he wanted to really show how he could push an album without one and do something new.
Forget this chain cause this aint me
Though I’m eternally grateful to Jay Z
Was so elated, we celebrated
Like Obama waited Until his last day in office
To tell the nation brothas is getting they reparations aye
A man can dream can’t he?
In terms of change I haven’t seen any
Maybe he had good intentions
But was stifled by the system
And was sad to learn he actually couldn’t bring any
That’s what I get for thinking
This world is fair
They let a brotha steer the ship and never told him the ship was sinking
But I got other **** to think about
Like my bank account
Forget that watch you paid too much for it
You ought to be ashamed
When brothers back home be dreading when the seasons change
Cause they aint got no heat and they aint got no AC
Walmart distribution fired my homie he just had a baby
You wonder why there’s been so many b&e’s lately
While brothers from the hood shooting like this is TNT lately
And since all the ballers leaving college early
I turned on the TV and don’t see no brothas with degrees lately.
I might have missed a few words but thats the verse.
Just saw the Letterman performance...wow....mad real. A lot of respect to Cole to use that platform to promote this instead of his own album.
Video on YT for anyone who hasn't seen it.