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10 years ago J Cole dropped this masterpiece. This mixtape/album changed my life forever. Seeing how I am from North Carolina and grew up 30 minutes from Fayetteville allowed me to put everything he said into perspective. This same mixtape got me through my first year of college an entire year later after it dropped. It’s crazy how fast 10 years past. You made it cool for a small town kid to express his daily obstacles of dealing with college life when it seemed like nobody cared to understand. I still remember how I felt when I heard the beat on “Lights Please” drop for the first time in my brother’s car on a Friday night. Times have changed for me since 10 years ago, but I can never forget being in my small dorm room planning my entire life out while listening to this mixtape with my roommate who was from DC haha true story! You made the state proud J Cole, keep rising! Lastly, as the old saying goes.... Nothing could be finer than to be from Carolina!
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