J. Cole, Lute and Da Baby- “Under The Sun”, Song Review

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Imagine the sounds of an old record on a record player. Have you ever felt the anticipation of a song that’s about to play? Well, on the first track on the new Dreamville album, “Revenge of the Dreamers III”, that’s exactly how it went when I hit play. “Under the Sun”; without question, one of my favorite songs on the album.

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The song features Dreamville’s own, J. Cole and Lute. It also features the Queen City’s heavy hitter, Da Baby. As a NC native, I felt a sense of pride when I heard the song. Not only are they representing NC, but Lute and Da Baby put on for Charlotte, in their individual verses. The production is wild, to say the least. The song was sampled from the song “I’ll be Waiting for You”, by an old gospel group called ‘The Argo Singers’. The song was a great opener to the rest of the album. I heard it and thought to myself, “Oh, so they didn’t come to play with us?”
I was impressed at how each verse contained a flawless flow. Each artist came with their own individual style, yet all following the same cadence. I can’t recall the last time that I heard a song that contained so much individuality, yet so much cohesiveness, all at the same time. The song literally FEELS right. Whose idea was this? They’re genius.

J. Cole, Lute and Da Baby- "Under The Sun", Song Review
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Cole, Lute, and Da Baby killed this song!! However, I’ll be honest by saying that both Lute and Da Baby included small Charlotte references in their verses, that made me feel like I had VIP passes to an exclusive event, put on by both rappers. I couldn’t have loved Charlotte more than I did at the 1:56 mark of the song- “I’m Beatties Ford till the wheels fall” and the 3-minute mark of the song- “I’m from Charlotte, you know how these niggas do…” Be on the lookout for a full review of the entire “Revenge of the Dreamers III” album, at the end of the week. It’s a hot one, for sure!