After his latest album 4YourEyezOnly, was Certified Gold , J. Cole is already blessing fans with new music. Last Night, On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Fayetteville, North Carolina spitter unleashed “High for Hours”.
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The track is produced by Elite and Cam O’bi and was obviously not included on Cole’s most recent album which dropped back in December.
Why the track was released as a single is unknown, but Cole is spitting from his heart throughout the cut, with the entire second verse about his meeting with President Barack Obama.
The first verse includes lines about religion, Osama Bin Laden, police brutality, and race. The second focuses on a thought-provoking conversation with President Barack Obama.
“He broke the issues down and showed me he was well aware,” raps Cole. “I got the vibe he was sincere and that the brother cared.” He added Obama’s message here: “Don’t stop fighting and don’t stop believing .You can make the world better for your kids before you leave it.”
With his third verse, Cole goes back to thoughts of revolution. He ponders its effects and claims corruption leads to corruption in a never-ending cycle. Thus, he realizes: “The only real revolution happens right inside of you.”
Cole gets rather deep throughout the soulful track, rapping about oppression and sharing his thoughts on abusive life cycles during the powerful third verse.
It’s clear that even with his new album out, Cole still has plenty to say and will use his art to do just that.