Rapsody & J. Cole Get Soulful On New Track 'Sojourner': Listen

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Elizabeth Weinberg
Rapsody photographed on Jan. 8, 2018 at XIX Studios in Los Angeles. 

Rapsody and J. Cole, two of the North Carolina's finest, have paired up for the soulful track "Sojourner" today (Oct. 26).

Slated to reside on Jamla Records' forthcoming compilation album Jamla Is the Squad II -- which is out Nov. 9 -- Rapsody and Cole flex their chemistry as a promising tandem over the soothing production of 9th Wonder.

From the onset, Cole's lyrical aerobics dictate the tempo, as he ruminates about his troubling beginnings. "Born into pain, alcoholic veins/ Over-analytical brain a product of the shame / And runnin' from a past, that's checkered like the game/ Somewhere 'long the way somebody snatched my peace and main," he raps.

After breezing through the chorus, Cole passes the baton to a fervent Rapsody, who manages to namedrop Meek Mill, Swae Lee and Aalyiah during her poignant verse. "The day that we expire, Carolina's where they'll lay us/ I woke up feelin' like Aaliyah, yeah, a million and one bucks," she cleverly brags. 

Take a listen to "Sojouner" below. 


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