J. Cole – “Middle Child” Video

Middle Child” debuted at #4 on the Hot 100 a few weeks ago, immediately becoming J. Cole’s highest charting single — deservedly so given that the T-Minus-produced track is one of Cole’s best. It’s a darkly catchy head-bob with bars that manage to be clever without overdoing it as Cole is wont to do, lines like: “I hope that you scrape ever dollar you can/ I hope you know money won’t erase the pain.” And as of today, it has an official music video by Mez that mirrors the song’s ability to be artful without making a big show of it. The scene with rappers’ heads mounted on the wall after Cole out-rapped them on their own song is an enjoyable touch. Watch below.

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