Underrated: "He Stays In His Lane, Lets You Know Who He Is & He's Passionate About [It]"
Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 12:15AM
[SOHH features a new entertainment personality each week to speak on who they feel is the most underrated artist. After Gucci Mane gave Z-Ro the title earlier this week, Brick Squad member Waka Flocka Flame crowns J. Cole as SOHH Underrated.]
A rapper in the game that doesn't get enough praise, besides me?
I'd say J. Cole.
He's underrated. He's original. His words ... that boy is real talented. [Cole] doesn't go out his lane [when he rhymes], he stays in his lane and lets you know who he is and he's passionate about [it].
Alotta new guys that's out right now, first they're suburban, then [all of a sudden] they're dope boys. They're pimps, then wanna be school boys and then skateboarders. But J. Cole's just in one lane.
He's lyrical. So I respect him for that.
Born in Queens, New York, Waka Flocka Flame is a Georgia-raised artist whose first album, Flockaveli, debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200. Flocka is a member of the Brick Squad family. Ferrari Boyz, his first collaboration album with group leader Gucci Mane, is now available in stores.
Check out some of J. Cole's music below: