J. Cole ft. Jay-Z - Mr. Nice Watch

Posted 5 years ago
Tags: J. Cole , Club , Hitmaker
Featuring:
Producer:
J. Cole
Album:
Cole World: The Sideline Story

In a world where seemingly everything is “highly anticipated,” we can truly say that J. Cole’s collaboration with his Roc Nation boss Jay-Z is highly anticipated. Ever since the NC rap protégé signed with the almighty Hova we knew this day would come, and when it did we expected it to feel less like a single and more like a passing of the torch. Well DJBooth Nation, now that Mr. Nice Watch is here, is it everything you hoped for? Like most of his material, Nice Watch is a self-produced affair, alternating between a high octane synth line and a more organic, piano laced chorus (shades of Kanye’s work on WTT?). On the mic Cole, if you couldn’t guess by the title, is at his most swagger fueled, vowing that his Mr. Nice Guy persona’s been replaced by, you guessed it, a more success hungry Mr. Nice Watch – a persona that Beyonce’s baby daddy is sure to remind us he’s already cultivated in his guest verse.  The (actually) highly anticipated album Cole World: The Sideline Story drops on September 27. Until then, I’m going to kick back and enjoy the inevitable brewing in the comments below, starting in 5, 4, 3………

J. Cole Jay Z ClubHitmaker

Written by
Posted 5 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

More from J. Cole

2015-6-22-jay-z-sign-j-cole

Nice Watch: The Overlooked, Astounding Story of Jay Z Signing J. Cole

Excerpt: He stands outside Roc-The-Mic studios with a freshly burnt beat CD and a bottle of E&J waiting, hoping, waiting, praying and waiting for Jay Z. The waiting, there's always more waiting. It's... Read More
Posted on Jun 22, 2015

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

Don’t Get Your Hopes Up, But an André 3000 Comeback Seems Imminent

The original ATLien is showing all the signs of a full-fledged leap back into music. Read More
Posted about 7 minutes ago by Brent Bradley

Dave East on the Intersection of Fatherhood & Hip-Hop: “I Gotta Have a Filter”

The East Harlem, New York native is now signed to Def Jam, but his approach to music is changing. Read More
Posted one hour ago by DJ Z

Young Thug is the Prince of Hip-Hop

Thugger’s role in hip-hop resembles that of the Purple One more and more each day. Read More
Posted 3 hours ago by Brent Bradley

D.R.A.M. on How Life’s Changed: “For The Next Six Months, I Have Two Free Days”

The rising star breaks down the difference between being actually busy and fake grinding on social media. Read More
Posted 4 hours ago by DJ Z

Juicy J’s “Ballin” Single “Featuring” Kanye is an Exercise in Unmet Expectations

Juicy J and Kanye on the same track is a guaranteed banger, right? Wrong. Read More
Posted about 21 hours ago by DJ Z

Strange Music & Monster Energy Announce Winner of Tech N9ne’s Warrior Built Contest

The winner will be flown to Kansas City to record a new version of the indie superstar's "P.T.S.D." single. Read More
Posted about 22 hours ago by DJ Z
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.