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Topic subjectHas Phonte and J Cole ever been on a song together?
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3032430, Has Phonte and J Cole ever been on a song together?
Posted by Swol_Belly, Fri May-14-21 03:51 AM
I can’t recall them being on a song together. If I wrong please let me know.
3032435, Fortunately, no.
Posted by Brew, Fri May-14-21 10:12 AM
3032443, Lol
Posted by DJR, Fri May-14-21 02:00 PM
3032446, Rapsody and Cole have...Phonte hasn't
Posted by ChampD1012, Fri May-14-21 04:53 PM
3032453, RE: Rapsody and Cole have...Phonte hasn't
Posted by Swol_Belly, Sat May-15-21 07:10 AM
Thanks ya’ll. I know Rapsody and Phonte been on a track together as well. On the right track, I think Phonte and J would sound nice together.
3032455, I’m honestly curious why you mentioned Rapsody
Posted by Anonymous, Sat May-15-21 08:05 PM
Is she some type of Phonte stunt double?

Lol

OG just asked if Phonte and Cole ever recorded.

3032456, RE: I’m honestly curious why you mentioned Rapsody
Posted by Swol_Belly, Sat May-15-21 08:49 PM
I can’t speak for him but it might be because she’s from NC.
3032457, I get it...just thought it was funny
Posted by Anonymous, Sun May-16-21 09:47 AM
3032536, J. Cole don't shine as bright when other "Lyrical Rappers" are around
Posted by nativesun07, Sun May-23-21 12:21 PM
he wows the fk out of people that only hear lyrical rap once in a while on the radio and think "J. Cole a lyrical nga"

He is...but

Yo gets washed well when he ain't the only backpack in the machine
3032741, I thought Cole edged out Jay Elec, Mos and Kwa on Just Begun
Posted by spirit, Wed Jun-02-21 10:02 PM
Just barely. I’d tie him and Elec. Actually probably tied with Mos too. That was a pretty even song (even though Kweli got dusted IMHO). Wish Cole would step in the ring more often with emcees closer to his weight class or above.

Peace,

Spirit (Alan)
http://wutangbook.com
3032748, Nahh I always thought Cole's verse sounded amateur on that song.
Posted by Brew, Thu Jun-03-21 09:45 AM
Very basic rhyme scheme and flow.

That was one of my first experiences w/Cole and I immediately thought he didn't belong on the song with the other guys hah.
3032905, Music is subjective
Posted by spirit, Fri Jun-11-21 05:04 AM
We can agree to disagree.

Peace,

Spirit (Alan)
http://wutangbook.com
3032907, Yep. You stated your opinion, I stated mine in response.
Posted by Brew, Fri Jun-11-21 10:22 AM
Kinda the point of a music message board. Not sure why you felt the need to frame the discussion. I was well aware of what we were doing haha.
3032976, I feel like he came across as the little brother that he was in that room
Posted by nativesun07, Tue Jun-15-21 12:51 PM
3032913, RE: I’m honestly curious why you mentioned Rapsody
Posted by madwriter, Fri Jun-11-21 12:25 PM
cause she is a 9th wonder artist. so I get it.
3032603, Cole raps like a rapper on a TV show that can’t clear real songs
Posted by DJR, Wed May-26-21 09:25 PM
He’s generic CAR(create a rapper)number 6.

Not horrible, just....there’s not much there. I have no idea how he got his rep up like this. He likely hasn’t rapped with Phonte because he’d get waxed.

Yes, I just listened to his new album. Like always....that’s it??
3032745, He showed promise on songs like Just Begun
Posted by spirit, Thu Jun-03-21 08:29 AM
He also put out a heartfelt BLM song (that he never put on an album). Most of his album discography would land him in the C plus category in the golden era, but he sounds great next to a lot of his contemporaries. He has a couple of different flows. I hear his last album is his best, likely because he produces far fewer beats on it than his other releases.

LOL at TV show they can’t clear songs.

He’s the kind of guy who would say he idolized, say, Canibus, but wouldn’t get on a song with him, even now, because he would probably get burned (even though that guy isn’t in peak 97 form, I think he’d show out if given an opening).

Peace,

Spirit (Alan)
http://wutangbook.com
3032910, Phonte does that to a lot of cats…
Posted by Dstl1, Fri Jun-11-21 11:56 AM
I wonder if guys think like that, sometimes. Like…damn, I wanna get Tay on this joint, but…. I love Torae. He had a joint called Clap Shit Up, a few years ago. He went IN, then Tay rapped second and well…
https://youtu.be/ggrdOJxK6Z0
3032914, Damn that song came out 5 years ago ?! Feels like just last year.
Posted by Brew, Fri Jun-11-21 12:29 PM
3032915, Lol…man I did a double take when I saw comments…
Posted by Dstl1, Fri Jun-11-21 12:34 PM
that said 5 years ago. Feels like I was just downloading that album and playing this at the gym everyday for a month.
3032916, Yeah, Clap Shit Up is incredible
Posted by DJR, Fri Jun-11-21 12:45 PM
Cole seems like a good dude, so I’m happy he’s successful. I just don’t really get how he got so highly regarded and stayed there. Good for him though. I’ve tried to get into him, but it just never really happens.
3032919, I’m not gonna pretend I’ve even tried to listen…
Posted by Dstl1, Fri Jun-11-21 01:29 PM
to a lot of his stuff. The two songs I really did love his verses on, though, were Diamonds and Boblo Boat.
3032921, Yep he was good on Boblo Boat. The one time he blew me away was on ..
Posted by Brew, Fri Jun-11-21 02:50 PM
.. this Bas song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2xEfMyBtUg
3033018, He was. I liked him on “A Star is Born” too
Posted by DJR, Fri Jun-18-21 12:35 PM
I bought his debut album on CD and liked it well enough.

I was more than willing to get behind him. It seems like he’s generally considered “the guy” as far as pure rapping goes, and I just don’t really get it. I’ve never loved any of his projects or really connected with more than a few songs off them.

Maybe I’m just missing it as a listener and I’m “wrong”. Every artist isn’t for everybody,

I feel kinda bad if I went too hard up above. I wish him well and will keep occasionally trying to see if his music fully starts to click for me.
3032920, Yep. Nailed it again. I also root for him and am glad he made it.
Posted by Brew, Fri Jun-11-21 02:45 PM
>Cole seems like a good dude, so I’m happy he’s
>successful. I just don’t really get how he got so highly
>regarded and stayed there. Good for him though. I’ve tried
>to get into him, but it just never really happens.
3032923, See, this is why I love music…
Posted by Dstl1, Fri Jun-11-21 03:20 PM
there’s ALWAYS something you haven’t heard, to explore. I’ve never even heard of Bas. This was dope. Cole saying “free ya miiiiind…” was kinda grating, but he blacked out on his verse.
3032938, Hell yea - for sure.
Posted by Brew, Sat Jun-12-21 11:32 PM
>there’s ALWAYS something you haven’t heard, to explore.
>I’ve never even heard of Bas. This was dope. Cole saying
>“free ya miiiiind…” was kinda grating, but he blacked
>out on his verse.
3032912, Haha yes all of this.
Posted by Brew, Fri Jun-11-21 12:22 PM
Not horrible at all, just totally and completely unexciting, uninspiring.
3033013, Yall Bugging, J Cole did a track with your favorite okayplayery rappers
Posted by Buddy_Gilapagos, Fri Jun-18-21 11:13 AM
And had the best verse on the track.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOKROODcPZI





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3033015, he’s had his moments but does he have an album better than 3.5/5?
Posted by DJR, Fri Jun-18-21 11:40 AM
3033023, LOL reply #12 my dude.
Posted by Brew, Fri Jun-18-21 02:00 PM
I thought his flow and rhyme scheme was hella elementary on that track. *shrugs*

Like DJR said, every artist isn't for everybody. And I agree with his assessment in that I root for Cole and am glad someone like him is at the forefront of hip hop in terms of popularity and sales. He seems like a good dude and is clearly very talented.

I just can't get into his music, have never been able to.