After having reached a new milestone of 2 million followers on Twitter, J. Cole released “Grew Up Fast” as a ‘thank you’ to his fans. His song samples “The Double Cross,” a 1969 record by former Temptations lead singer, David Ruffin. “Grew Up Fast” immediately sets the mood with Ruffin’s warm and raspy tenor vocals, before stirring some of that classic J. Cole flow into that old-school Motown soul—perfect synthesis!
“It’s only right I brought back the soul/ Y’all got way too electro, damn near techno.”
Download: J.Cole – “Grew Up Fast”
*You can also download the song by clicking the down-arrow on the Soundcloud audio player*
For those of you who wish to hearken back in time and muse on the ‘good ole days’ of an earlier generation…