Do you know that the first word on 2014 Forest Hills Drive , album by J.Cole is "DO" and the very last word on the album is "LOVE". Deep when you think about it. J.Cole has always spoke openly about serious issues in communities , his personal life, and the world through his music, interviews, videos , as well as on stage. He doesn't just talk about helping , he's helped. He's gone to Ferguson, marched, touched teens lives through "Dreamville" Records, and more. Song after song from J.Cole contains a special message that may go over a lot of people's head. J.Cole is not afraid to high light what's important and what's really happening in the world and that's what I love about him. (I am forever thankful for my friend Davon Gaskins who put me on J.Cole and made me a true admirer of his music). The fact that the "DO" is the first thing J.Cole says on the album is powerful because action is power. The more we do the more that happens. There's always a cause and effect. So the more goodness we do in our communities , schools, homes, families, relationships and most of all ourselves we will start to gain good results. Its also important for us to do great things together. Just think of the transformation that would happen because we put aside differences to be one. J.Cole has also discussed racism in his music and that alone has destroyed lives for years. No matter what color you are , you are a human being and you deserve to be treated as so. If we joined one another regardless of skin color just think of what that would "DO" in the world. Lives would change, the violence would stop, poverty wouldn't be at an all time high. Thinking is definitely something we all should do . Tupac said it "We need more thinkers".
The last word on the album is "LOVE". Love is everything. Love is all that matters. It's a feeling, it's a lifestyle, it's a action, love is everything. You truly have to learn to love life through the good and the bad. Love God and most of all note to self, love yourz. LOVE is something to we all can DO. A lot of drama, pain , and suffering could end if people extended their heart. You don't have to be super rich to give your heart. Last time I checked smiles and words of encouragement are free. Sharing your story, mentoring the youth, helping someone out are all ways to spread love. If you have family be thankful! If you have what you need in life be thankful. The key is to love God, love ourselves, and love another and the world can change for the better. J.Cole is currently on tour, you can get tickets (here). One love!
2014 Forest Hills Drive Album (Here)