The music industry has changed quite a bit in the last few years. Artists and labels are electing to release more than one EP in a year. Some are dropping singles every month. Aaron Cole, on the other hand, has moved at a frantic pace during the past year and it's been tough to keep up! After dropping his Virginia Boy EP in mid-2018, this guy dropped eleven more singles before years end! I wanted to highlight a few of those singles that has me excited about what's to come. He's got his work cut out for him to keep the pace going in 2019! Let’s go, Aaron!
“Promised Land” This song is “real talk.” through and through. Aaron hits on issues such as being a young black man who has been profiled and stereotyped while his mom was strung out on drugs and his dad locked up. With all of the calamities we face, better days and the hope of heaven are offered as a source of encouragement.
“Patient With Me” and “Mama Said” Anthems! Aaron sings over a Gospel sample on a gem that is extremely catchy. While expressing his shortcomings, Aaron explains that he is working on his struggles. On “Mama Said,” Aaron Cole takes the wisdom of his mom to encourage himself despite the snags and darts that sometimes comes from everyday living. He serves double duty spitting bars on the verses and singing the hook.
“Greed Money Power (feat. Beleaf & Derek Minor)” A banger that flat out “slaps!" Beleaf, Cole and Derek Minor all demolish their 16’s. The biggest travesty concerning this song is the fact that he only released it on SoundCloud. Really, Aaron?! This is a song that speaks of the ills of cupidity in this era of narcissism and self while breaking your neck during massive head nods! Give the people what they want and release for streaming and downloading!
“Down Like That (feat. Koryn Hawthorne)” Okay, it happened! Two hot young artists, Aaron Cole and Koryn Hawthorne, collaborated! This is definitely a banger, even if Aaron Cole channels Drake on different parts of the song. He’s dope being himself and thankfully, this does not happen often. Koryn really begins to “go off” at the very end of the song.
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