JonnySelz ∙ 30 weeks ago
"With my heart on my sleeve I bleed pardon my greed
I plead insanity, with a side of vanity
How can it be
I blew up singlehandedly, nobody handed me shit
Granted though, I planned to be rich
Understandably, funny how I talk so candidly
On cameras but won’t holla at family only randomly
After a few drinks come our realest convos
My handle on my thoughts used to be as ill as Rondo’s"
"The Cure"- J. Cole. www.youtube.com/watch?v=jECQtfF0ej8
J. Cole expresses why he may seem crazy in the head, and adresses the stereotypes that may be associated with him. Insanity and greediness can be confused with his determination to make it somewhere all by himself, seeing as he "blew up" singlehandedly. J. Cole then goes on to say that he shows much sincerity on cameras and to the media, however he doesn't even want to keep in touch with his family. The insanity described in the beginning of the 8 bars justifies how his "handle on his thoughts used to be as ill as Rondo's" meaning his mind is all over the place.
J. Cole uses literary techniques such as 1) Figurative Meaning, 2) Internal Rhyme, 3) Line, 4) Literal Meaning, 5) Narrative Poetry, 6) Rhythm, 7) Metaphors, 8) Tone