J Cole Analysis

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J.Cole, the music producer, songwriter and rapper has been awarded multiples of times because the impacts of his raps for example 2015 Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Album and 2013 BET Hip Hop Award for Best Impact Track. He also went platinum with album 2014 Forest Hill Drive which he infact did not have any featurings.As a child, he moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina where he was raised by his mother and stepfather and later on attends and graduate from St. John University. As a young black male, he experienced obstacles of which help him shape his songs with everlasting messages. These event that happened for instance the #blacklivesmatter movement, J.Cole a advocate of this movement uses his song to create awareness and motivates…show more content…
In Fire Squadz, J.Cole emphasis that the system placed in our country not only limit our black youth but forces them into a category making it hard for them to rise for expectations. J.Cole is interviewed by columnist Nia Porter from saintheron.com, about the stories behind singers and rappers like J.Cole, and states in the interview, “The video is really more of a commentary on the need for unity and togetherness more so than it is a comment on racism, because [the black community] knows—we all know about oppression. We’re all aware of that. What we’re not aware of is the dysfunction within our own community. You know what I mean? The fact that there are levels to us economically and because of the different skin colors within our own race. We’re not aware of that. We’re aware of the other shit.”Fire Squadz is a song based on the never ending problem on white supremacy in society. when J. Cole says “there are levels to us economically and because of the different skin colors within our own race. We’re not aware of that. We’re aware of the other shit” show how messed up the whole system because of not only the long lasting stereotypes but because people of color let these…show more content…
In those lyrics J.Cole is trying to awaken black rappers to realize that they are the foundation of Hip Hop and Rap and their thrown is being over taken by white people. He also calls out to those black rapper who fight with each other to see who 's the best rapper because they look childish and aren 't what happening with their genre which are being gentrified. Later on, Macklemore, one of the white names said in the song, agreed with the J.Cole 's statement of hip hop being gentrified and releases White Privilege II where he raps "My success is the product of the same system that let off Darren Wilson guilty, We want to dress like, walk like, talk like, dance like, yet we 2just stand by, We take all we want from black culture, but will we show up for black lives? We want to dress like, walk like, talk like, dance like, yet we just stand by, We take all we want from black culture, but will we show up for black lives?"(). J.Cole song help motivate other rapper speak out against the injustice with in our community. When Macklemore uses the phrase "We take all we want from black culture, but will we show up for black lives?", he acknowledges the effort of not only him
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