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Artist Watch: J. Cole

Although he may not be a household name (yet), J. Cole is certainly an artist to watch as his first two mixtapes have left listeners wanting more. His clever wordplay, lyrical substance, and smooth flow earned him the first spot on Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label and one of the only featured verses on Jay-Z’s most recent album (next to Kanye West and Young Jeezy). J. Cole is a breath of fresh air in a hip hop industry that has recently been filled with dumbed down lyrics and repetitive voice effects. He has speculated that his debut album should be out next Spring and I look forward to hearing more from him in the future.

Hear for yourself: J. Cole – Lights Please
Want to hear more? Get his most recent mixtape here: J. Cole – The Warm Up (Mixtape)