J. Cole: Next Steps

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J. Cole: Next Steps

J. Cole's smooth flows and deep-thinking lyrics reach every corner of his discography. The North Carolina rapper updates Charles Dickens' historical novel on “A Tale of 2 Citiez,” exploring the disparity between America's rich and poor over a barbed-wire beat. In addition to being a skillful MC, he's got a melodic side, too: Just listen to how he uses his heartfelt croon to add emotional heft to the smoky soul of “Ville Mentality.”

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