Lyrical beast, J. Cole stunned his fans late last week with his fifth album, KOD. Fans have mixed reviews about it, but for the most part, we are feeling it! He dropped a video for one of my favorite songs on the album the same day. The ATM (Addicted To Money) video is more animated than usual for Cole, but it works. It gave off vibes of Busta Rhymes’ Gimme Some More video. J. Cole elaborates creatively on his addiction to money, and the disturbing impact it has on people’s livelihood.
The opening of the song captivates me.
Life can bring much pain
There are many ways to deal with this pain
Choose wisely– genius.com
This somber message foreshadowed the rest of the song perfectly. Although the uptempo might get you riled up, Cole makes sure his lyrical delivery is still solid enough for you to identify the purpose of ATM.
What are your thoughts? What are your favorite songs on the KOD album?