New Music: J.Cole Feat. Nas, “Let Nas Down” [NSFW]

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*sigh*

I don’t even want to do a lengthy introduction to this remix because my ovaries clearly jumped up and ran out of the building upon hearing, and I am far more concerned with retrieving them. Too much intellect and overall fineness on one record. Man, I quit.

J. Cole’s new album Born Sinner, is hit the ground running last Tuesday, and shows no signs of losing momentum. One particular track off of my fellow Aquarian brother’s new compilation is the much talked about “Let Nas Down” track. A response to hearing of the iconic Queensbridge rapper’s dismay regarding Cole’s “Work Out” single, Cole waxed on about feeling hurt from his idol’s sentiment:

I used to print out Nas raps and tape ’em up on my wall
My niggas thought they was words, but it was pictures I saw
And since I wanted to draw, I used to read ’em in awe
Then he dropped Stillmatic, rocked the cleanest velour
Fast forward, who thought that I would meet him on tour?
I’m earnin’ stripes now nigga, got Adidas galore
Backstage I shook his hand, let him know that he’s the man
When he said he was a fan it was too hard to understand
No time to soak up the moment though, cause I was in a jam
Hov askin’ where’s the record that the radio could play
And I was strikin’ out for months, 9th inning feeling fear
Jeter under pressure, made the biggest hit of my career
But at first, that wasn’t clear, niggas had no idea
Dion called me when it dropped, sounded sad but sincere
Told me Nas heard your single and he hate that shit
Said you the one, yo why you make that shit?
I can’t believe I let Nas down
Damn, my heart sunk to my stomach, I can’t believe I let Nas down
I got defensive on the phone, resentment was in my tone, fuck it

Welp, Nas wants it to be clear, Jermaine may have redeemed himself and #MadeNasProud, as Nas hops on the song about himself describing going through the same journey as Cole. Gotta love this Hip Hop camaraderie.

I ain’t mad at you, young king, this unsung song is haunting
Along comes a one son called a offspring
The Earth spins, my Old Earth grin, sung a church hymn
She birthed in September, took my first wind, again, the Earth spins
I jumped in my first Benz, fled out, led out
Screams got in the game and took bread out
The nerve of these niggas, weak flow, yo Cole let’s murder this sequel
Freedom or jail from Fayetteville to QB though
Cause back when I was young there was massive niggas
But I passed them niggas, just being nasty nigga
Military hat, fatigue pants sagging, Henny’d up
Execs asking will he live to see his own release date happen
Straight off the corner with the armor, arm and hammer
But I had a appeal, I was a charmer
Yet still being my mama’s son was my biggest honor
This shit was just kinda just a hobby in my project lobby
We was trying to be the Queensbridge Cosby’s
But the street life robbed me of that, so I had to put it in raps
And who could I ask for help? Older niggas was getting mad
But that’s the gift and the curse, that’s the good and the bad

At least you got Jay, but he already one of the greats
And it’s hard for the great to tell somebody how to be great
Nigga I tried and niggas threw that shit right back in my face
They took my cosign, but they ain’t let me EP their tapes
And when they joint tanked, that’s when they point blame
So point blank, young Cole, you won’t be the same
The first album freedoms and them fourth album pressures
A big difference between ’em but I get why you said it
Radio records are needed, I just wanted it to bring the warning
Global warming to that cold world you was breathing
That’s some advice I never got
If I don’t sell another record, I’ll just steady rock
While you was writing down my rhymes I was just trying to show you
That if you say what’s on your mind, you can stand the test of time
Now I’m playing Born Sinner loud, saw you live, rock the crowd
Like wow, you made your nigga Nas proud

Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock

 

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