J. Cole brings the heat on this track. I didn’t love “4 Your Eyez Only” because I felt almost all the songs sounded exactly the same, but this was definitely a stand out track on the record. The beat is really dope but the content of the lyrics is on point. Capturing the life and death juxtaposition from the perspective of someone living in the streets was very well done.
“They tellin’ niggas, “sell dope, rap or go to NBA,” (in that order)
It’s that sort of thinkin’ that been keepin’ niggas chained
At the bottom and hanged
The strangest fruit that you ever seen
Ripe with pain, listen…”