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

Hip-Hop Fans, please subscribe to AFH TV, a streaming video service focused on real Hip-Hop culture. We already have exclusive interviews, documentaries, and rare freestyles featuring some of Rap’s most iconic artists and personalities, and much more is coming--movies, TV series, talk shows. We need your support. It is only $1.99/month or $12/year, and is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Google TV, for all subscribers. Start your 30-day free trial now. Thank you.

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.


Related: Men Of The Year: How Killer Mike & J. Cole Represented Hip-Hop Honorably In 2014 (Food For Thought)