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Cole World - The Sideline Story


Download links and information about Cole World - The Sideline Story by J. Cole. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Soul genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 01:04:39 minutes.

Artist: J. Cole
Release date: 2011
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Soul
Tracks: 18
Duration: 01:04:39
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No. Title Length
1. Intro 1:22
2. Dollar and a Dream III 4:43
3. Can't Get Enough (feat. Trey Songz) 3:45
4. Lights Please 3:28
5. Interlude 1:39
6. Sideline Story 3:57
7. Mr. Nice Watch (feat. Jay-Z) 3:57
8. Cole World 3:04
9. In the Morning (feat. Drake) 3:54
10. Lost Ones 4:23
11. Nobody's Perfect (feat. Missy Elliott) 3:10
12. Never Told 3:31
13. Rise and Shine 4:34
14. God's Gift 3:32
15. Breakdown 4:45
16. Work Out 3:55
17. Who Dat (Bonus Track) 3:57
18. Daddy's Little Girl (Bonus Track) 3:03



Anyone who encountered his numerous mixtapes can tell you that before his official debut landed, rapper/producer J. Cole had spent some time bringing the whole Drake, Wale, and Big Sean style to a more street level. It’s worth mentioning because Cole World: The Sideline Story has little of that debut desire to cross over, and while the multi-talented Cole is a skilled, interesting beat-maker in his own right, a superstar production would have certainly made this album more approachable. Instead, No I.D. — the biggest behind-the-boards name here — turns in a sluggy, druggy construction for “Never Told,” Cole's deep, rich study of father/son confidence. Cole handles most of the rest on his own, turning in B+ stabs at dubstep (“Mr. Nice Watch” with guest and label boss Jay-Z), indie-hop (“Cole World” or “flossin’ with a laptop”), and his own humbler version of the Roc-A-Fella sound (the great single “Lights Please”). Add an “Intro” and then a part III — the first two parts to be found on earlier mixtapes — and you’re practically telling the aboveground crowd they’re stale from the start, but the tradeoff is a talent that has matured in the underground and is free of any forced outside influence. Cole’s fantastic style shoots off bold punch lines one minute (“I blow brains, Cobain-style”) and then goes deep the next, with equal skill and all while stringing together eye-level, real-life stories that have that classic flow. The reservation count is high and the flaw count is zero, and in this case, that’s the proper formula for a rich hip-hop album. Take a couple listens, let it sink in, and then discover that Cole World is one hell of a debut.