Regardless of which album was your favorite of the season, you have to acknowledge the impact that both J. Cole and Wale have had on this action-packed summer of hip-hop. Despite heads’ efforts to pit their respective LPs against each other, the two blazing-hot emcees have joined forces to stake their claim on another, colder season with new promo single Winter Schemes. If you aren’t excited to hear the two on the same cut, perhaps the presence of Jake One, the creator of the soulful, stretched sample-driven beat, will seal the deal. First to flow over his crisp production, Cole grabs listeners’ attention with a precise, demonstrative flow. Wale takes over on the back, exhibiting a unique, almost stream-of-consciousness approach in his closing 16. Who had the better verse? Might as well ask a mother which child is her favorite.
Written by Lucas G. on 07/9/13
Submit your Rating
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Grown Simba" (2009)
You Might Like...
Commentsblog comments powered by Disqus
- Tayyib Ali - Keystone State of Mind III
- 10 Must Have Hip-Hop Downloads of the Week (11/21)
- Best/Worst of the Week: Wale & Seinfeld, Kendrick on “SNL” & More
- Isaiah Rashad’s “Cilvia Demo” vs. Mick Jenkins’ “The Water[s]”
- What Rappers Would You Pick for “New York vs. Everybody”?
- Is Madonna Working on a Secret Rap Album?
- Estonian Trap Rapper Tommy Cash is Going to Take Over the Internet
- Your Favorite Indie Rapper is Secretly Signed to a Major Label
- The DJBooth - Top Prospects EP (Vol. 2)
- The Best Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of 2014 (Ongoing)