Let’s take a look at the first verse:
Life is a balance/You lose your grip you could slip into an abyss/No doubt, you see these n****s trippin’/Ego in charge of every move, he’s a star/ And we can’t look away due to the days when he caught our hearts/He’s falling apart but we deny it/ Justifying the half-assed shit he drop, we always buy it.
When he tell us he a genius but it’s clearer lately/ It’s been hard for him to look into the mirror lately/There was a time when this n***a was my hero maybe/That’s the reason why his fall from grace is hard to take/’Cause I believed him when he said his shit was purer and he the type of n***a swear he real but all around is fake
Does that sound like anyone we know? Certainly not a rapper who is undergoing a serious mental health crisis. But at least Cole isn’t a complete monster, admitting that “Well fuck it, what’s more important is that he’s cryin out for help.”
Who else will get the chop on J. Cole’s new album? Find out when it drops on December 9.
J. Cole also just dropped a new video titled “One Day Everybody Gotta Die.” Watch it below: