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J. Cole, ‘Mr. Nice Watch’ Feat. Jay-Z – Song Review

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Rapper J. Cole‘s ‘Mr. Nice Watch’ is the track fans have been dying to hear from the Roc Nation artist’s new LP ‘Cole World: The Sidelined Story.’ The North Carolina MC had been waiting patiently for his boss, Jay-Z, to jump on the song and, at one point, it looked like it wasn’t going to happened.

Thankfully, Hov did come through and gave his flagship artist a couple of bars. As for the song, it’s not bad, but it didn’t blow us away either. Over a bass-heavy beat with computer blips and whining guitars, Hollywood Cole raps about a myriad of things, including his two-year holdup to release an album.

“Young, black and gifted / I rap like it’s Christmas Eve / Hov wouldn’t let a n—a off the bench / No wonder why I didn’t quit the team / But, I’m cut from a different sleeve / ‘Cole World’ ’til my wrist is on freeze / Hurry up with your pictures, please / I gotta make history,” he rhymes.

Meanwhile, Jay-Z takes the watch theme and the N-word to the extreme with his first verse. He spits, “I got a Hublot I call it Tebow / I strapped that b—h with a ‘gator band / Y’all n—-s ball halftime / Y’all n—-s like the Gator band / Y’all n—-s need a timeout / Who got these n—-s all wound up? / Sucka I’m 7:30, y’all know where y’all n—-s gonna wind up?”

If you really know what time it is, then you would know that J. Cole’s debut album ‘Cole World: The Sidelined Story’ will hit stores on Sept. 27.


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