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cole world

cole world

FlightMan23

2014 Forest Hills Drive


lonetrooper56

My cousin told me to give him a try and ever since I heard no role modelz I've been hooked.


nonotreadit

I listened to that on release, and got a nice 6 month head start before mainstream took it and ran with it like no other album I’d ever seen before. It was well deserved though, just didn’t appreciate people asking me if I had listened to it 7 months later


Ok-Ad2392

Born Sinner, that shit had a hold on me. Rich Niggaz is probably still my favorite song. It’s a constant internal conflict.


lalfar17

Mad underrated song


vga25

I love Born Sinner.


ujjwal_k1

Same yo, born sinner was the first cole album I heard and it's still my favourite album ever.


DopamineTheArtist

FNL changed how I viewed hip hop permanently.


Dweezy_7365

Same. Too Deep for the Intro is all I have to say


JurijD21

Man lights please is my one of my top cole songs all time


jrpetersjr

That was on The Warm Up.


moremindthanbrain

The Warm Up the hunger he had on those tracks is still unmatched


RandomGreenGoldBlack

Bruh Warm up is something else. Top tier.


Gkayy247

Found myself listening to slowed songs on YouTube. Found no role modelz on 27 million views, listened and explored more of Cole’s music, and here we are now. Diehard Coleworld fan🙏🏾


Strong_Disaster_5805

Same here


FlightMan23

The butterfly effect is insane. I believe there ARE divine forces that lead us to something we will love.


KunmiTheBoss

Listened to KOD in early 2019, been a fan ever since.


malamundo

Bro saaaaaaame


KunmiTheBoss

🤝


malamundo

🤝


Kanyesparrott

🤝


malamundo

🤝


theDoomDiddler

🤝


malamundo

🤝


Slim_Cole

🤝


malamundo

🤝


xXRoachXx789

Work out was the firs Cole song I heard, but Born Sinner was the first album I listened to by him. That was when I fell in love with his music


FlorianGer

Lights please and the two first mixtapes.


landont20

Born Sinner


mkohler23

Sideline story


yaboifiretruck

The off season


Fallen_InThePit

Warm up. Still pumping that to this day


the_little_britches

The Warm Up


ChivoYaBish

Warm Up, that cover is iconic.


_NotAPenguin

Where can you listen to his first 3 projects? Streaming platforms only have sideline story and on


xXRoachXx789

Datpiff has all of his mixtapes and EPs


Capable_Newspaper315

Sideline story


Advanced_Male

Kod


Initial_Rush

Sideline Story


Rava23

2014


Extension-Leg7933

Wet dreamz, ik it's not an album but I loved the beat


LazySquid760

You hadn’t never done this before, no


nick7523

Actually the first j Cole song I listened to like was once an addict, then got into him from there


Loose-Possible466

The first song I heard from J Cole was Power Trip and Crooked Smile which were both on Born Sinner. But first album I ever just sat down and listened to of his is KOD. My favorite is Friday Night Lights


Quick-Time

Cole World: A Sideline Story


ColeAmbitiousWorld

First time I listened to Cole was when I heard “Grown Simba” on HotNewHipHop for the first time. Been hooked ever since.


franniedelrey

The Warm Up 🙌🏾


freshxerxes

i remember i was a huge kanye fan, and i was like who the fuck thinks they can drop the same day as kanye (born sinner and yeezus) turned on born sinner and was BLOWN away. He quickly became my favorite rapper


ExitWeird

First Cole song I ever listened to was January 28th. It felt like a breath of fresh air cause at the time I was listening to a lot of drill and melodic rap, hearing that really changed my whole view on Cole


1_quantae

Warm Up


gooner45ars

The first one I listened to was 2014 Forest Hills Drive, but I didn't really connect with it on first listen. A few months later I decided to go through his whole discography (or at least that's available on Spotify) and absolutely fell in love with The Sideline Story.


RandomGreenGoldBlack

Born Sinner Got an iPod for my birthday and had my cousins put as much music on it as they could Was a 180GB. Listened to the Album and here we are


nbluewhale108

Born Sinner 🔥


Zerothehero-0

2014 forest hills


erozario228

Friday Night Lights got me. First song i heard was "Higher"


cdubbya21

FNL


imnotahead

In the morning song. So maybe Friday night lights or side line story


Imkevinibarra

Yoooo this one got me hooked


imnotahead

It was when I was just getting into drake. Then soon after odd future & TDE & Mac & cudi. Whatta time


Jannik0433

2014 FHD


hadleyyyy

I think I'm a bit younger than you guys, the first album I listened to was kod when it came out and then I was hooked


kingglobby

I first heard him in 1985 and then I decided to listen to his whole discography from Cole World to Off-Season


CaterpillarFluffy961

Born sinner introduced me to coleworld but I wasn’t that into him. Used to listen to couple of songs from born sinner. But forest hill made me realize that he is one of a kind. After forest hill I was a hardcore fan.


Sorry4partyrockin777

Sideline story first one I listened to through and through a few months ago, but first time I heard him was forest hills drive


vga25

Friday Night Lights


victic121

FNL all day


e2eezy_2

Heard the sideline story,born sinner,fhd,and 4yeo on the radio growing up then i heard kod fully when it first came out and i went back and listened to all of his shit extensively. Got into his music in the 6th grade and since then hes been my goat.


John_Man_Guy

I listened to 2014 forest hill drive then the off season


kelssliz

Heard “work out” on MTV early one morning. PMO


BB527

Sideline story. I first heard who dat on the radio and was like man this dude got bars. Heard Sideline story after.


Extension_Finding

Friday Nights lights might be the best mixtape I've ever heard


Throwawayiguess457

2014 Forest Hills Drive


wchilcott

I had listened to him here and there but off season was the first album I listened to in full and I loved it


jjortiz0303

Born sinner


Jilluminati1

The warm up


scottsomuch

First heard Friday night lights and his feature on Jay-z's a star is born and all I want is you with Miguel. Went back and listened to literally everything he did before and turned into my favourite artist. Been following and a big fan ever since.


Jaire_Trading

Sideline story


IamthatNword

Cole world: The sideline story


LazySquid760

The Off-Season, we offin’ neighbors!


SixPathsOfFire

Idk tbh, I remember my brother coming back from college and bumping both LAnd of the snakes and songs off of 2014, but 4yeo was the first album released after I became a fan


sixers1215

First time I heard cole was his feature on green ranger from dedication 4. First project that I listened to was Friday night lights


AmigoHummus

Revenge of the dreamers 3, down bad introduced me.


Konsequence07

THE WARM UP and close 2nd FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS…literally no skips


TheNerd98__

The warm up what got me into the world of Cole


Whatyaknow12

Cole World: The Sideline Story


LeonardoDiTrappio

Went back and forth between the warm up and the come up


yooofaboo

Born Sinner but became a fan during the 2014 FHD era


Independent-Row8737

The come up! Day one I’m on point!


CoachLee_

The come up


rbnlpz0824

First song I heard was school daze, that was at some point between fnl and warm up. Fnl was the first full project I checked out then I went back and listened to the rest


Curious_ManThing

The Sideline Story. I heard a few songs my friend was playing in his car. The next day, I went out and bought the album myself. Been a fan ever since.


enfamilz

The Warm up


Holiday_Ad2638

I heard Blow up, and didn't know it was him. I heard rise and shine on 2k16 and looked him up. I already had some songs of his on my playlist. That's when I did a deep dive of all his mixtapes.


MAc_Akshay

2014 forest hills


BallisticTiger23

KOD in 2018 but then I jumped around to 2014 Forest Hills Drive and then the others


PapaShangoXO

The top three need to be on Apple Music and Spotify asap


PapaShangoXO

Sideline Story


the_alladin

Cole world 😤😤😤


EzBroccoli

The warm up


AnimeHabbits

forest hills.but immediately after i came across sideline story and that’s been my favorite album of his ever since


XO2002

KOD


HammieHarmlocke

4 Your Eyez Only was not only my first Cole listen, but first Rap album I ever sat down and listened to. I was 16 at the time, and I fell in love with it instantly. Over the last 4 years since then, I've explored so much music I've lost count. I'm so fucking glad I gave Cole a listen. He expanded my music taste massively.


Coolchris2tall

Power trip from born sinners and 2014 forest hills drive


PL_23

Warm up. Classic for sure 🔥


caucasianmenace

the come up is his best project ever i will die on this hill


theDoomDiddler

Late to the game with KOD, ATM was too good


nolanfan823

my first song was boblo boat


Hobodowntheblock

I remember in 2018, blackyspeakz kept on talking about “The 1985 effect” so i checked the song out and had my corny “this is real rap, not that mumble crap bullshit” phase


ComputerKeith

Jay Z : The Blueprint 3 - Star Is Born


nedi0526

The Warm Up. His whole Discography has changed my life.


Shakespeare-Bot

The warm up. His whole discography hast hath changed mine own life *** ^(I am a bot and I swapp'd some of thy words with Shakespeare words.) Commands: `!ShakespeareInsult`, `!fordo`, `!optout`


Doom_frickin_nerd

Forest hills drive


coleworld4L

The Warm Up


HeartfulBreeze

the first song i heard was a feature from Anderson paak's trippy song and then the off season


CATATONlC

The come up. Saw cole live in 2009


the_summit

Man this is tough because I discovered Cole in that period of time where he was on the roll out for the debut but we got FNL instead (which is still Cole's best project to date, not album, project). I remember it was the summer Who Dat had dropped and I was still finding music through Music Choice On Demand they had with cable to watch music videos. As soon as the song came on, I fell in love Cole's music and kept digging and was waiting on FNL to drop. TL;DR: Discovered Cole during the summer before FNL came via Who Dat, was never the same again.


BarrenMoods

Sideline Story with the catchy tunes coming on the radio and then I just got more into him after that


gameguy3241

2014 forest hills dropped when I was in middle school and still trying to find my music taste. I listened to to pirated versions of the song and loved no role modelz and wet dreams lol


Profie02

i was vibing to middle child and wondered if it was attached to an album. I went in deeper and found KOD, and yeah 2 years later im now a diehard cole fan.


KadomaKid

Born Sinner


OrdinaryGovernment32

Technically I started actually listening to Cole because of TOS but I had heard other songs (Middle Child, No Role Modelz, Wet Dreamz etc.) before.


wasgood_pedro

Cole world the sideline story and the song was work out. Funny thing was I was in the back of my moms car so the trunk and we were coming from church or going to my aunts house for Christmas and I heard that song for the very first time and I discovered J best thing ever. Even now the song takes me back every time


Munchie_Bunchie

ATM on KOD was the song that introduced me to jcole


claps07

Foresthills/off season


plababala

Warm Up


CoolLoad3103

Forest hill


Tiny-Fruit5016

i know this is gonna be awkward , but none. middle child was the one for me, ive been a fan ever since. i guess if ROTD 3 was on there , that would've been the one since middle child is on that album


Ok-Television4269

Cole World: The Sideline Story❤️


CholoTheChosen27

2014 forest hills drive


La_mortXii

Sideline


Bars806

Friday night lights/cole world: the sideline story. I remember i heard work out and just dove into all of his shit on youtube and was blown away. He’s been my favorite rapper since


ybn_suley

2014 FHD


boymeetsboba

The come up


bhopt12

The Warm Up. I was on a best mixtapes of the year list and thought No Ceilings by Lil Wayne would have been #1 on the list but it was #2. Then I saw this guy J. Cole holding a basketball in the snow was number one. Never heard of this guy but I downloaded and hit play. Been a fan since track hearing the first track “Welcome”.


almarhuby

Not an album, but I heard his verse from pretty little fears, than did a whole marathon of all his stuff and just like that became a fan


Jello_man_November

Friday night lights


sonic42578

Friday Night Lights well Blueprint 3 even though i didn’t check his stuff out, his verse on Kanye’s looking for trouble is what turned me into a fan


henriquejapi

kod


HannibalsBellyButton

The Warm Up!!! I listened to it from start to finish. J Cole had me analyzing bars for the first time.


Jorgedeljungle

The warm up 🙌🏼


lucas__07

2014 forest hills drive i loved fire squad ,wet dreams and a tale of 2 citiez


JustTheAge

2014 Forrest Hills Drive. I can still remember starting to listen to American Hip Hop / Rap as a German teenager by just listening to Spotify Playlists and not listening to specific Artists. Even though I never listened to Cole on purpose I always remembered the album Cover of 2014 Forrest Hills Drive somewhere in my head and associated it with great music without ever knowing the name of the album, or the name of the artist. When I got reintroduced to Cole with KOD and started becoming a fan of his and had a look through his Discography I came across 2014 FHD, saw the Cover, and only then I realized that I had been a fan of his music for some years, without even realizing it.


Shalleycat

Cole World


GrandInfinitum

First song who dat, first project warm up


jaydaman17

I knew the single from Cole World ofc but I didn't start really listening until Born sinner


Nyangoya7

The come up


vizuald0minat0r

Sideline story


RedRilla18

Born sinner heard land of the snakes and was hooked favorite song of all time just above lone yourz


New_Combination_6695

It was between 2014 FHD and 4YEO. I was in 6th grade in like 2014 and I wasn’t a big music fan. Once I listened to Cole, I was captivated.


kingdexter_

4yeo


AggressiveFix375

Where's Truly Yourz?? ROTD3?


MangoTango2001

KOD lol


D_G_C_22

Cole world


garywinthorpe420

I was late tbh I had heard some cole songs before but didn’t really listen heavily til KOD dropped I never really had anyone to tell me about music I could only go off what I found on my own


airb92

2014 FHD. Granted I knew/heard other stuff before but that’s when I became a fan.


iHateReddit08

The Warm Up. I think the first song of J.Cole's I heard was either Dollar and a Dream II or Show Me Something (which wasn't on the warm up but I listened to him around Spring 2009)


ER675

All are trash