“It is not the critic who counts; nor the one who points out how the strong person stumbled, or where the doer of a deed could have done better.
The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; who does actually strive to do deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotion, spends oneself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at worst, if he or she fails, at least fails while daring greatly.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt 26th President of the U.S. and winner of 1906 Nobel Peace Prize
Wale’s fourth album, The Album About Nothing is due to drop March 31st. After having his third album “The Gifted” debut at number 1, Wale’s follow up is highly anticipated by many, me included. The album features guest appearances from J.Cole, Jeremih, Usher and Sza.
Below is the album tracklist and the second released album cover:
1. “The Intro About Nothing”
2. “The Helium Balloon”
3. “The White Shoes”
4. “The Pessimist” (Feat. J. Cole)
5. “The Middle Finger”
6. “The One Time In Houston”
7. “Girls On Drugs”
8. “The God Smile”
9. “The Need To Know” (Feat. SZA)
10. “The Success”
11. “The Glass Egg”
12. “The Bloom (AG3)”
13. “The Matrimony” (Feat. Usher)
14. “The Body” (Feat. Jeremih)
J.Cole, a rapper closely linked to Wale set the bar very high with his “2014 Forest Hills Drive” album, Wale will have to bring his A game if he is to remain on the list of Hip Hop Saviours like J.Cole. We will find out soon, March 31st, The Album About Nothing hits the shelves.
“Some express an emotion, visually through paint and brush on a canvas, Painting. Some carve out a feeling on a piece of rock, assign character and breathe life into it, Sculpture. Some strum strings, massage keys humming a melody of pain, loneliness, inspiration, hope, joy and love, Music. Some capture a flash fleeting moment along with all the feelings and emotions evoked at a particular moment in time, pause it and store it forever, Photography. I do all of the above in words and call it Poetry.” ~ Takwana Nhamo
That’s right J.Cole has his 3rd Studio Album coming out!!! It is titled 2014 Forest Hills Drive and it is set to be released on December 9, 2014, same day as the first part of Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V.
On November 16, 2014, J. Cole released a video where he announced he would be releasing his third album, titled 2014 Forest Hills Drive, on December 9, 2014. The video also featured footage regarding the making-of the album. Additionally, the album’s name sake was revealed to be the address of Cole’s childhood home in Fayetteville, North Carolina you can watch the documentary on YouTube via the following link http://t.co/nhyCgP9LE9
J. Cole revealed he would be releasing this album with no singles and little promotion. The album is available for preorder on iTunes and contains 13 tracks http://t.co/gjLq6iB4qo
J.Cole’s last two Studio albums have been impressive I expect nothing less from the Fayetteville, North Carolina native. December 9th folks, we waiting in curious anticipation!!!!