J. Cole Returns With ‘Heaven’s EP’

Just a few months removed from dropping the album of the year, J. Cole is back with new music. ‘Heaven’s EP’ sees Cole going in over Drake’s ‘Pipe Down.’ The soulful beat provides the perfect soundbed for Cole’s raw stream of consciousness flow. Unbridled honesty, a complete disregard for fame-chasing, introspection, nostalgia, braggadocio, and powerful punchlines swirl over the near 3-minute effort. Two bars summarize the track perfectly, “The tales official, the best nigga breathing, it just failed to hit you/ You couldn’t tell ’cause you fell for the bells and whistles.” Fuck the bells and whistles, this is true greatness.