J. Cole & Omen Prove Things Change, But Thoughtful Music Has Not (Audio)

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While Bas and Cozz have jumped up early to show Dreamville’s fast-track to a full-service record label, Omen has been with J. Cole since nearly the beginning. From 2009’s The Warm Up, MC/producer Omen has been with Cole, sharing a similar perspective. Omen’s 2010 Delayed mixtape featured an early Kendrick Lamar appearance to boot.

Today, the Chicago, Illinois native just released his debut LP, Elephant Eyes. Opening single “Things Change” is the perfect takeaway from two artists who have more than five years together. Here, Cole and Omen explain their lofty goals and greater purposes, while still admitting that they’re young guys, who enjoy some fun and ignorance in their downtime too. After years of paying dues, is Omen’s time upon us? Things do change.

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