We've all done it. Went on to YouTube and looking through the millions and millions of instrumentals looking for that perfect one that inspires you. Sometimes that inspiration comes from a song you've already heard and from an artist you that everyone knows, but what happens when it’s the artist everyone knows that’s doing the typing? And what if he’s curios enough to type “J. Cole type of beat”? That’s exactly what J. Cole did with his latest single “Procrastination (Broke)”.
We talkin’ J. Cole? Yes. Jermaine? Yes. Mr. The real is back, the ville is back. Flow bananas, here, peel this back? Yes. J. Cole. he actually typed in “J. Cole type beat”. And the beat inspired him so much that we actually wrote a song to it. And from his message, it seemed to come at a time where he truly felt uninspired. And looking at the views the song is doing well with over 2 million views on YouTube in its first 48 hours. So, let’s take a look at just how good this song is.
The song was created by producer Bvtman. It uses his signature style of building the beat, it gives space for J. Cole to have fun as the electric guitar plays in the background and gives it that old school reminiscent feel. But the real feeling of the track comes when the bass kick hits. It gives the track depth and deeper emotions. You gonna feel these bars. It also gives it that hip-hop feel. That boom bap. That pure hip-hop track where you can hear the artist clearly because their voice is also an instrument that needs to be heard and when they have something to say, it should be the main instrument. The snare drum creates the pace for the track. At times it speeds up as J. Cole’s raps speed us. At times it slows down as J. Cole’s rap also falls in line with the pace the snare creates.
The beat is good but what about J. Cole’s bars? The first verse starts out with J. Cole rapping about being uninspired. He’s being truly transparent. Artists have all been there. Writer’s block. Anyone can a song and just have bars in it, but those songs don’t last, that’s not the J. Cole way. J. Cole makes music that people can feel, but when you’re not inspired that’s when the procrastination comes in, hints the title of the song. The last part of the verse is where he explains that he’s no longer broke, and it leaves him thinking can he still make “struggle” music when he’s no longer struggling as expressed in these 4 bars.
Or maybe the real is I’m so, um
I think this is one of the dopest things that could happen to a producer. He hacked the system. Our maybe the system glitched. But wither way, J. Cole found this unknown YouTube producer (Bvtman), and overnight gained millions of streams and thousands of followers. And he was actually able to inspire J. Cole to write a song at a time when he was uninspired. Also, the song isn’t bad. It’s more conversational than a turn up track. But the curiosity has gained it more than enough listens to be considered a win. The next question of course is. Will he be able to make another hit? Who knows who will be the next to log on to YouTube and type in “type beat”.
Tell us what you think of the song.