It is the city of dreams filled with people originally from a different place at a different time. New York City has been the origin and the surrogate home to numerous rappers including J. Cole. He may hale from North Carolina but it was his “New York Times” that gave Cole his starts in the game.
Included on Truly Yours 3, the bonus CD within Born Sinner, “New York Times” is all about the love-hate relationship Cole has gained from his time spent in the Big Apple. Next to NY natives 50 Cent and Bas, Cole explains how New York can be a gift and a curse. One minute there is good news about Cole’s gold records in the “New York Times” but then the next there are headlines of murder, robbery and scandal.
Listen to “New York Times” below.