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J. Cole - Immortal


[Verse 1]
Now I was barely seventeen with a pocket full of hope
Screamin' "dollar and a dream" with my closet lookin' broke
And my nigga's lookin' clean, gettin' caught up with that dope
Have you ever served a fiend with a pocket full of soap?
Nigga I can tell you things that you probably shouldn't know
Have you ever heard the screams when the body hit the floor?
Flashbacks to the pain, wakin' up, cold sweats
Six o'clock in the mornin', gotta hit the BowFlex
Get my weight up on the block, keep watch for the cops
God they love to serve a nigga three hots and a cot
Nowadays crime pays like a part time job
And the drought got me prayin' for a Carl Thom vibe
Summer Rain come again
Numb the pain 'cause it's hard for a felon
In my mind I been cryin', know it's wrong but I'm sellin'
Eyes wellin' up with tears
Thinkin' 'bout my niggas dead in the dirt
Immortalized on this shirt

Real niggas don't die
Forward with the plot
Form at the plot
Real niggas don't die
Form on the block
Real niggas don't lie
Form in the plot
My niggas don't die
Form on the block
Real niggas don't die
Form on the block
Real niggas don't die
Real niggas don't die

"Immortal" is a song by American rapper J. Cole, released on December 9, 2016 from his fourth studio album "4 Your Eyez Only". The song was recorded at the Sheltuh in North Carolina and Electric Lady Studios in New York City. The song was produced by Cardiak, Frank Dukes with additional production from J. Cole. "Immortal" also features background vocals from Kay Foxx. The track was generally well-received from critics. Paul A. Thompson of Pitchfork compared the song to 2Pac saying Cole "comes to life on “Immortal,” which sounds as if someone played Cole an unheard 2Pac song from the Makaveli sessions and then dared him to recreate it from memory. The song’s narrator feeds baggies through a burglar bar, watches Bic lighters wave under spoons, wakes up early to hit the Bowflex. It’s details like that last one that set “Immortal” apart from so much of Cole’s early work: you can see the speaker bathed in the artificial light of 3 a.m. infomercials, figuring he needs to put some weight on." Upon its first week of release, "Immortal" debuted at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100, which marks as one of his highest charting positions to date, and at number 6 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

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