^^^^^he can spit but is devoid of swagg(hate that word), attitude, a presence. There's nothing about him that COMMANDS your attention. If you happen to catch him spitting somewhere, hear a line or two, you'll stop , wait til he done, then say this boy nice. But then keep walking again. Some ppl get by wit swag alone and no substance, for him its the other way around. Ide rather have his problem tho.
P.S. unfortunately he may need to catch a bullet or get to shankin some low level artist fr more attention
Where does this Stigma that he needs attention come from. The boy has been world touring.... Outsold Ross, 2 Chainz, Gonna outsell Meek, & all the other cats that are suppose to be the "Hottest" right now. And he did it by releasing Great music and building a fanbase that is going to have incentive to actually purchase his album the next go round.
It's come to a point where someone gives you good music but their swag is off and they can't **** with em. But dudes can respect the swag of a ***** who has MTV tatted on em & that of a troll who calls himself a princess. Like is this really life
Truth. I don't get this phenomenon either, like dude's produciton skills have grown a lot and although I didn't think Sideline Story was his best work (his sophomore album should give him more leeway to return to more of the Warm Up style, which will be great) it was still a very very solid debut and he did good numbers. I really think it boils down to people being almost lazy listeners, rather have all hype and bravado with ZERO substance than have the bravado scaled back and have a dude's lyrical talent shine thru smh Those who can master both of these elements go down as the greatest ever (Jay, Big, Pac, etc.) but there's no denying Cole is extremely versatile and if that video a couple pages back is a preview of whats to come then I can't wait
Lets not go overboard though.
Not everyone who isn't feeling Cole doesn't appreciate lyrics FYI. You don' get to diminish others tastes as them being simple minded. Not everyone is trying to "learn" or feels like they need to "study" lyrics to get the point. If folks aren't being entertained, thats on the artist. Lyricism isn't the end of what makes an artist, and J Cole fans don't get to pull this argument out when someone says they're not feeling him.
Cole definitely gets off on a FEW tracks undeniably, but hes far from the lyrical scion he gets praised as. He's very inconsistent, often boring, and rather underwhelming from time to time. Mind you, these are some of my criticisms of the dude, but I feel like people are drawn to his presence and appearance of a time in yesteryear than his actual skill. People are drawn to what they think he looks like he could talk about and not what hes actually done thus far. They're banking on his "potential" and not his actual execution.