Music: J. Cole – ‘Procrastination (Broke)’
Music: J. Cole – ‘Procrastination (Broke)’: A new song from the Dreamville rapper J. Cole called “procrastination (broke)” appeared out of nowhere on producer Bvtman’s YouTube page alongside a text message from Cole, who said he was feeling uninspired one day when he typed “J. Cole type beat” into YouTube. Bvtman’s beat was the first he saw and he immediately got to work.
“On a day when I couldn’t find much motivation, I was looking for anything to inspire me,” Cole told Bvtman. “Out of curiosity, I typed in ‘J. Cole types beat’ into YouTube. Yours was the first I saw. I pressed play, focused, and wrote this.”
The song serves as just one of many tracks Cole has kept hidden. “I don’t even know if somebody gon’ hear this / Got so many songs that get lost in the endless folders of the hard drive / I wish I was more fearless,” he raps.
He also confirms that he is working on a new album (“‘Cause I need to finish this album”) and provides some motivation for aspiring MCs (“You got the skill and you got the will to make it no matter how long that it takes”).
Cole goes on to say that he normally would keep a song like this in the vault, “but I don’t want to hold onto the music like that no more.”