Monday, December 13, 2010

Friday Night Lights: Reveiw by J.Vappie

Friday Nights Lights, the highly anticipated mixtape from RocNation recording artist J.Cole, has blown away the expectations for the rookie lyricist. Friday Night Lights is by far one of the better mixtapes of this year; arguably better than most albums which are out to date. The mixtape begins with usual piano-styled intro, and then dives right into to a story line with deep meaning with "Too Deep for the Intro". The song includes a sample from the songstress Erykah Badu that soothes you in to listening to the tale J.Cole is trying to tell. Then in "Before I'm Gone" the rappers give us an oder to his native Fayetteville, North Carolina that refers to the trials and tribulations in his home. The mixtape has its big name features as do most mixtapes now-a-days, J.Cole enlists the likes of Wale, Drake, & his close friend and producer in Omen. The driving force behind the mixtape is the internet hit "Villematic" over Kanye West's "Devil in a New Dress" instrumental. After, "Villematic" J.Cole turns his attention to his nonbelievers in the song "Blow Up". Even, the bonus track shows off the talent of the young lyricist, "Looking for Trouble", previously featured on Kanye West's �G.O.O.D. Fridays'; J.Cole lyrically destroys everyone else on the track, which is saying a lot, given the fact the song includes Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, and Cyhi Da Prince. In conclusion, J.Cole released the mixtapes with the purpose to keep his fans interested in him and his music, but he accomplished much more by nearly solidifying his spot as the next up in Hip-Hop.
J.Cole - Friday Night Lights 4.25/5

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