April 21, 2020

J. Cole x The Neptunes "In Search Of... Cole" (Mixtape)

DJ Critical Hype returns after the major success of his phenomenal Kendrick Lamar & Dr. Dre blend tape, The DAMN. Chronic. This time, the project takes The Neptunes' beats and blends it with vocals from J. Cole, titled In Search Of Cole. Word is, Critical Hype was able to get the blessing of Dreamville's president Ibrahim Hamad, who shared unreleased copies of J. Cole's acapellas for the project. My first instinct was to leave this project to mainstream blogs, but I wanna be as transparent as possible - if I'm listening to it AND I enjoy it, I'll share my appreciation for a project. Blend tapes of this kind are a serious labor of love, and if nothing else, this post is to show respect to DJ Critical Hype for his excellent work! I respect The Neptunes' work, but it's not always my vibe.