Description: J. Cole, is inevitably going down as one of the best hip-hop artists of this generation. We've known this since Cole first hit the surface with his mixtapes. In fact, there is still a plethora of Cole fans that consider his mixtapes to still be his best bodies of work to date. The reason J. Cole was afforded the opportunity to reach this pinnacle in the first place was because of the creative freedom offered to him on his early projects. In the spirit of nostalgia and growth, Audiomack has put together a playlist of the most essential mixtape Cole tracks so you can look back and see the roots of J. Cole moving music forward.
While listening to this playlist, it is clear as day that J. Cole’s mixtapes were nothing short of album material. Some of J. Cole’s best verses can be found across his discography, outside of his 5 LPs. Mixtape Cole was vulnerable, relentless, and hungry; and Audiomack’s Best of Mixtape Cole playlist is a testament to this.