Protest Song

J cole-Love yours

love yours by J cole

  • Love yours

  • No such thing as a life that's better than yours

    (Love yourz)

    No such thing as a life that's better than yours

    No such thing, no such thing

  • Heart beatin' fast, let a n**** know that he alive

    Fake n**** mad, snakes in the grass let a n**** know that he arrive

    Don't be sleepin' on you lover cause its beauty in the struggle n****

    Goes for all y'all

    It's beauty in the struggle n****

    It's beauty in the struggle, ugliness in the success

    Hear my words or listen to my signal of distress

    I grew up in the city and though some times we had less

    Compared to some of my n**** down the block man we were blessed

    And life can't be no fairytale, no once upon a time

    But I be God damned if a nigga don't be tryin'

    So tell me mama please why you be drinking all the time?

    Does all the pain he brought you still linger in your mind?

    Cause pain still lingers on mine

    On the road to riches listen this is what you'll find

    The good news is n**** you came a long way

    The bad news is n*** you went the wrong way

    think being broke is better

protest of loving your own life.

the overall issue is J Cole is trying to tell his fans is, if your living in the low-class or someone that's having hard times, to not stress about your life being hard, instead accept your consequences and appreciate what you have. Becuase some people don't realize other people have it worst. and dreaming about another life wont change a thing because your problems or different ones will still be there. Cole wants his listeners to realize that a life with more money, luxury, less problems wont make a difference from your current life.

"No such thing as a life better than yours"

Cole makes this statement because life wont ever change, and thinking that having more money or something you didn't have will make things easy, but it wont your problems will just follow you where ever we go.

"I grew up in the city and though some times we had less, compared to some of my n***** down the block man we were blessed"

each individual life is precious and we have to realize we cant have everything and appreciate what we have and make most out of the situation.

"for what money is happiness"

sure money can buy things you never had but what is the point when that moment will last you only a day. just like the title, you need to love your life, love what you have. you don't need the latest model.
the song came out in 2014. Also, I agree with J cole because I can relate to some of his lyrics. This makes it important because people should just be happy about their own life. No, I don't think it impact the era, but it made the era think about it.

Jermaine cole.

Jermaine Cole (born in Fayetteville, North Carolina), better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American rapper and producer. He is best known for being the first artist to be signed to Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation, and has released two mixtapes, 2007’s The Come Up and 2009’s The Warm Up.|The rap world is at a crossroads. In the face of shrinking budgets, music executives rest on their laurels, searching for the next YouTube sensation with a catchy hook and dance move in order to amass digital single sales. While many artists have tried to break through despite an industry melt down, few have been met with critical praise. And the applause for those that have has not been loud enough to sway the course of the current rap market. Looking to excel where his contemporaries have failed, North Carolina native J. Cole brings promise of a new day in hip hop music.
Raised by his mother in North Carolina, J. Cole’s hometown of Fayetteville would provide much of the sights and experiences that would come to shape his sound. Cole fell into rapping at the age of 12 when his cousin from Louisiana spent the summer in Fayetteville, showing him the basics of rhyming. He was instantly hooked. From there he delved deep into the music of hip hop luminaries including Tupac Shakur, Nas and Outkast, taking from them a love for telling stories with an unbridled rigor. Seizing every opportunity to write, at age 15 J. Cole found himself with composition notebooks full of rhymes but no beats of his own to lay them on. Determined to create original songs, he begged his mother for a beat machine so he could produce music solely for himself. She granted his wish and from there, a young Cole spent all his free time creating sounds and songs that would lay the foundation for what his style has evolved to today.
Feeling the need to be heard, J. Cole used college as a tool to chase his dreams. He attended St. John’s University on an academic scholarship, choosing the school so that he could be in the heart of the music industry