14 Lessons on Love From J. Cole’s Debut Album
From WWMD–Today our favorite 20-something-year-old spitter, J. Cole, drops his hella anticipated, gleaming debut Cole World: The Sideline Story (cop a copy!) and we’re toasting to our boy’s well-earned spoon of success. The chicks of WWMD are loyal Cole cheerleaders not only ’cause dude’s a nice guy with a mean flow, but because he’s forever dishing out an array of no-chaser gems centered on the politics of love and lust. Need the scoop? Just peep all the lessons on sex, devotion and heartbreak we learned from spinning his first disc. Tell your boyfriend he can thank us later…
Love Lesson #1: Lose the ego when your man has a sustainable dream (that includes you)
Rhyme of Reason: ”My goal this year is a real one, gonna stack a million/And as soon as I do, mama that 9 to 5 is through/And I know I ain’t been callin’, but I’m thinkin’ bout you/And all the shit that you been through/My girl and then my brother too” — “Dollar And A Dream III”
Love Lesson #2: Fellatio is the quickest route to forgiveness…
Rhyme of Reason: “Never fuss or fight, on the grind tryna find this lettuce/I love it when you give me head, I hate it when you give me headaches”— “Can’t Get Enough”
Love Lesson #3: …However fellatio is not the quickest route to his heart.
Rhyme of Reason: “I had this little bad thing somethin’ like them 10′s/She gave a nigga mad brain somethin’ like the wiz/But you see the sad thing fuckin’ with her is/Is the chick ain’t even have brains dummy like a bitch” — “Lights Please”
Love Lesson #4: Only you can decide what’s tolerable enough to stay down.
Rhyme of Reason: “Back when Martin King had a thing for Coretta/Wonder if she seen all the dreams he was dreamin’/Did she have a clue of all the schemes he was schemin’/Still loved him just enough to put up with the cheatin’/Months go by and only see him for a weekend/I say a prayer, hope my girl ain’t leavin’”— “Sideline Story”