J. Cole is insanely boring

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on featured songs. he kills. but on his own songs. i see myself getting sleepy and literally dozing off. he will throw in a nice punchline here or there but for the most part i just really cant get into the kid.

and the song ''lights please" ..
THAT! got him signed?  he has better songs included on the warm up than that.

honestly he would be another "XV" or buzzing nyc rapper had he not had the luck.
 
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wow it's really too bad you feel that way...i'm guessing your favorite artist is gucci
 
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Originally Posted by MusicalExcellence

i been sayin this... his album is never gonna drop... not on roc nation...
same ___ without a deal talkin about another dude. Are you even gonna ever get signed? how are you always talking.


and what more do you want OP. Do you wanna lean with it rock with it snap more, or do you want some Drake $%%+ or do you want some real music like he is doing or do you want backpack music? Just shutup already. You dudes a complain about anything.
 
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I can understand people questioning his overall commercial appeal since his style is in-between being underground and commericial but if you are actually questioning his musical merit, your hip-hop credibility is called into question.

Who do you listen to?
 
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Originally Posted by PolosandDunks

Originally Posted by MusicalExcellence

i been sayin this... his album is never gonna drop... not on roc nation...
same ___ without a deal talkin about another dude. Are you even gonna ever get signed? how are you always talking.


and what more do you want OP. Do you wanna lean with it rock with it snap more, or do you want some Drake $%%+ or do you want some real music like he is doing or do you want backpack music? Just shutup already. You dudes a complain about anything.

I tried to hold my criticism but to be completely honest I've listened to everything he's put out...literally everything...and I don't see any real draw to him. I LIKE the music and I appreciate the talent..completely...but I've given him a real chance and dude will not really make it where he thinks he will...the draw really is not there...
 
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real music or not he is boring. no one questioned his musical talent. i am fully aware that he produces his own songs. i even enjoyed a few songs. but overall he is BORING. rap is monotous.
 
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some people think he is boring and others think he is not, thats all opinion. His talent however is evident.
 
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No duh fool. listen to the lyrics.this is like saying Nas is boring. Just enjoy the music and if its boring to you just don't play it.

But, I dare a dude to try and front on a record like "Can I Live" or a "Grown Simba".

NT is starting to get really annoying with all this. First its Drake is too commercial then its J.Cole is too boring.
 
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Thats a good thing then since most of hip-hop greatest lyricist are deemed as "boring" Nas, Common, Lupe, Canibus, GZA.

I find the people that always say such and such is boring usually prefer style over substance. It would be good if both could be appreciated.
 

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Understand this about music. No matter what kind of music you make, there is at least 1 fan of your music in the world. And real artist will continue to put music out for anyone who enjoys it. You call him boring, I call him interesting and fresh. I can say the same about Gucci. Gotta have a balance. And I can't hate on someone's music at all because everyone has a purpose with their music.
 
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Originally Posted by NostrandAve68

Thats a good thing then since most of hip-hop greatest lyricist are deemed as "boring" Nas, Common, Lupe, Canibus, GZA.

I find the people that always say such and such is boring usually prefer style over substance. It would be good if both could be appreciated.
read my comment above


I didn't say dude wasn't good. I said there is something lacking in his appeal. Everyone you mentioned, when I heard one of their first songs I immediately liked it and there was a major appeal. Jermaine Cole? Something...is....missing...
 

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Originally Posted by OptimusPrimeAPhiA

Originally Posted by NostrandAve68

Thats a good thing then since most of hip-hop greatest lyricist are deemed as "boring" Nas, Common, Lupe, Canibus, GZA.

I find the people that always say such and such is boring usually prefer style over substance. It would be good if both could be appreciated.
read my comment above


I didn't say dude wasn't good. I said there is something lacking in his appeal. Everyone you mentioned, when I heard one of their first songs I immediately liked it and there was a major appeal. Jermaine Cole? Something...is....missing...
Your looking for charisma or overall presentation. You know when you get that chilling feeling when a artist spits a verse? Your looking for that in him. I don't feel it when I listen to him, but thats not to say he doesn't have it. I honestly think he has it. It is just that we are waiting to see how an album of his and singles will work. I don't want him on some song with an R&B dude singing the hook. I want a straight hip hop song with a strong chorus and meaningful lyrics in every verse. And to be honest, I think thats what we will get from him.... if we just wait and give him a chance. Don't start the hate till its over. And it will never be over.
 

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I personally wouldn't call Nas or Lupe boring. Lupe especially.

All of those guys you named are lyrically much, much more advanced than Cole to the point they can get away with not conforming to commercialism alot easier.

I like J.Cole...but there are times where I can get lost in his words. I can't ever say I've done that with Lupe. I find myself connecting with Cole because of what he's talking about...not so much how he's saying it. Not too much stands out about his mic skills on a regular basis.
 

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Oh, one more comment. Only thing I dont like about Jay Cole is the over use of cursing.
 
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I personally wouldn't call Nas or Lupe boring. Lupe especially
Thats usually the rally cry from alot of cats especially the newer generation that these 2 are boring.
All of those guys you named are lyrically much, much more advanced thanCole to the point they can get away with not conforming tocommercialism alot easier.
Yeah no way was I comparing J. Cole to them from a lyrical standpoint just saying that if he's deemed as boring thats not necessarily a bad thing since he'd be within the same class of the aforementioned rappers. Cole aint even close to possessing the lyrical prowess of those rappers.
 
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Originally Posted by PolosandDunks

Originally Posted by MusicalExcellence

i been sayin this... his album is never gonna drop... not on roc nation...
same ___ without a deal talkin about another dude. Are you even gonna ever get signed? how are you always talking.


and what more do you want OP. Do you wanna lean with it rock with it snap more, or do you want some Drake $%%+ or do you want some real music like he is doing or do you want backpack music? Just shutup already. You dudes a complain about anything.
what does me being unsigned have to do with anything tho? i cant have an opinion about other rappers cuz i rap? get off my nuts lame

and lupe isnt boring because of his flow...
 
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Originally Posted by MusicalExcellence

and lupe isnt boring because of his flow...
hmm that's interesting...i personally LOVE J. Cole's flow...everybody likes different stuff tho i suppose.
 
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I was trying to tell my friends that he cant keep an album exciting. Halfway through the warm up @+#+ got boring reallll quick
 
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