J Cole’s Power Trip Cover by Raven Pilar


Here’s something new for Music Monday. Listen to Raven’s cover to Power Trip by J Cole feat. Miguel
(Instrumental prod. by Soulful)

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“I Used To Love Her (Again)” by Murs and 9th Wonder

I fall in love with this song all over again every time I hear it. “I Used To Love Her (Again)” is a great verbal story about the journey of Hip Hop and it’s relationship to our ever-changing culture.

Murs, or Nick Carter, name is actually an acronym that he has said to mean either “Making the Universe Recognize and Submit” or “Making Underground Raw Shit.” He is a member of Living Legends, along with LuckyiamSunspot JonzThe GrouchScarubEligh, Aesop Fables, Bicasso and Arata, 3 Melancholy Gypsys which includes Scarub and Eligh, Felt along with Slug, and Melrose with Terrace Martin. He is also a lead vocalist of The Invincibles along with Whole Wheat Bread. In June, of 2013, Murs released an album as lead vocalist of a band called The White Mandingos. The album is titled The Ghetto is Tryna Kill Me.

9th Wonder, also known as Patrick Douthit, is a hip hop record producer, record executive, DJ, lecturer, and Rapper from Durham, North Carolina, U.S. He began his career as the main producer for the group Little Brother, and has also worked with Mary J. BligeJean GraeWaleJay-ZMursDrakeBuckshotChris BrownDestiny’s ChildJ. ColeKendrick LamarErykah BaduLudacrisMac MillerDavid Banner, and Lecrae. As of 2010, 9th Wonder raps under the name of 9thmatic.


“I did her, not just to say that I did it
But I’m committed, it’s just so many niggas hit it
That she’s just not the same letting all these groupies do her
And make it rain on her, and try to auto-tune her
But I’mma take her back hoping that the shit’ll stop
Cause who I’m talking bout y’all is hip-hop
I say she’s just not the same letting all these groupies do her
And make it rain on her, and try to auto-tune her
But I’mma take her back hoping that the shit’ll stop
Cause I (still love)”

Let Nas Down by J. Cole

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Let Nas Down is probably my favorite song on J. Cole‘s new album, Born Sinner. It reminds me of the reason why, when I listen to rap and hip hop, that I make it apparent to listen and support conscious artists. What often times gets played on the radio are the same certain type of songs that exclude a great majority of artists out there trying to be heard. This scenario had played out for J. Cole, and being frustrated with the lack of radio time he came up with the song “Work Out ,” but was surprised by the reaction from the public. “It was the worst response I’ve ever gotten on any song I’ve ever put out. It was a terrible response,” he said, adding, “When I made that song, it was a triumph.”

J. Cole received a phone call from producer No I.D., who was in the studio with Nas and he said. “I was in the studio with Nas and we was talking about you and he was like, ‘Yo, why did he do that? Why did he put out that song? Don’t he know he’s the one? He ain’t gotta do that.’” The top charting song had put Cole in a difficult situation. “On the inside I was really hurt because I really idolized Nas,” Cole said. The situation soon was resolved and, “eventually ‘Work Out’ became a monster record,” said Cole. “It wouldn’t leave radio, it was a smash, and I’m grateful for that song. But at the time, it was hurtful. I really vented on that song.”

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