J. Cole Breaks Down ‘Power Trip’, Vows To ‘Compete With White People’ For GRAMMY
J. Cole has released the video for “Power Trip,” the first single from his forthcoming album Born Sinner. The video features Miguel and has a morbid twist at the end. While the clip is dark and gloomy, the song came from a bright place.
“I started humming the melodies and I wrote the words,” J. Cole told Hot93.7/Hartford. “I wanted to do it [sing it]. Nobody heard me do that.”
When Cole’s manager Mark Pitts recommended Miguel for the track, the rapper was still on the fence about singing the chorus.
“I kinda like how I sound doing it,” he said. “My fans and people have never heard me like that. I played it for Jay-Z and the first thing he said–even before he said it was crazy– was ‘You gotta get Miguel on that.’” The “Power Trip” video finds the rapper picking up where his record “Dreams” from The Warmup mixtape left off, fantasizing about killing the boyfriend of a woman with whom he is infatuated.
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