The 25 Best J. Cole Verses

23. "Cost Me A Lot" (2nd Verse)

Best Line: "Remember when I did a show with Waka Flocka Flame/Felt naked 'cause the boy rocked about a thousand chains/Guess we rock a lot of ice cause we got a lot of pain."
Album: Friday Night Lights

Looking at both sides of the coin has been a theme of Cole's music since day one (see the devil horn and the halo on his logo). Yes, he has songs criticizing materialism, but he never said he was above the fray. On the second verse of "Cost Me a Lot," over a chipmunked Billie Holiday sample, he boasts of heavy chains and private jets, but he also explains the mindset behind the money: "We rock a lot of ice 'cause we got a lot of pain/That's 500 years of swelling, I'm tryna tell 'em."

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