J. Cole: The Off-Season Review

J. Cole's artistry is on display once again and he's brought some friends back. He's also managed to once again find a new natural progression of his craft, which forces the entire genre to be forced to step up over yet another high bar as a result.

That's perhaps the brilliance of J. Cole's catalog.

The dude is both progressive while remaining on firm ground with a more classic leaning style, creating a hybrid blend that stands out from the crowd. Many try to imitate, but no one has managed to replicate.

The Off-Season is another fantastic album full of confidence. Give it a look.

Rating: ****