Just earlier this week, Jermaine Lamarr Cole’s, newest album, “For Your Eyez Only” went certified gold. Now, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, he releases a new single that expresses the oppression we witness today.
His new single, “High for Hours” produced by Elite & Cam O'bi reflects on current issues regarding ISIS, the revolution and the time he met with President Obama.
“Feelin’ nervous, sittin’ in a room full of white folks
Thinkin' about the black man plight, think I might choke
Nope, raised my hand and asked a man a question
Does he see the struggle of his brothers in oppression?
And if so, if you got all the power in the clout
As the President, what's keepin' you from helpin' n*ggas out?”
J. Cole went on to say Obama encouraged him to keep fighting and to never stop believing in change. Another important topic was the actions towards equality. Cole says we cannot try to solve issues using violence because it only leads to a cycle of brutality.
Who knows maybe fans are right and this could be a sample of a mix tape in the near future.
Producer Elite and fans on Twitter, were fast to express their feelings on the song ....