'Rhetorical Analysis Of J. Cole's High For Hours'

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J. Cole meditates on oppression, meeting with President Barack Obama and the dangers of revolution in a dense new track, "High for Hours," released on Martin Luther King Day. Produced by Cam O'bi and Elite, "High for Hours" boasts a simple soul-tinged beat. In the first verse, Cole reflects on American hypocrisy as it pertains to the religious justification for slavery, the celebrations surrounding the death of Osama Bin Laden and police brutality. The North Carolina MC confronts the State itself, recalling his meeting with Obama during which he asked the President why he hasn't enacted more radical change to help African-American communities. Taking a few creative liberties with Obama's response, Cole spits, "I got the vibe he was sincere
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