If you're not up on the Fayetteville prodigy Hov signed and Nas cosigned, keep it to yourself. But peep VIBE's 9 J.Cole Essentials and act like you know.
1. "GROWN SIMBA" - THE WARM UP
Hot line: "I'm a star, converses, conversing with them girls, with them curves like cursive/They open like curtains, because my shit is unheard of like curses on the radio"
2. "A STAR IS BORN" - JAY-Z'S THE BLUEPRINT 3
Hot line: “The flow cold as the shoulders/of gold-diggin’ hoes/when a broke nigga approaches/told you I’m focused man/I’ll let you motherfuckers soak it in”
3. "WHO DAT" - AS-YET-UNTITLED DEBUT
4. "LIGHTS PLEASE" - THE WARM UP
Hot line: “I tried to show her, about the world and about just who we really are/and where we going and how we still have to go really far/Like, baby, look at how we live broke on the boulevard/But all she ever want me to do is unhook her bra.”
5. "JUST BEGUN" - REFLECTION ETERNAL'S REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE
Hot line: “A couple years ago the game had they pajamas on/But now they on my dick, man I should thrown a condom on/Cause a nigga comin’ raw like I ain’t got one on”