J. Cole’s MLK Day release, “High for Hours” debuts at No.1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated February 4.
Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks, which began in June 2014, is a weekly ranking of the most shared and/or mentioned songs on Twitter in the US.
“High for Hours” gives J. Cole’s his first taste at the top of this particular chart after 13 other attempts since the chart began.
Produced by Elite and Cam O’bi, the single features lyrics detailing a conversation the rapper had with President Obama. It also addresses oppression, ISIS, the death of Bin Laden, and recent instances of police brutality.
“High for Hours” dropped less than two months after the release of his fourth studio album 4 Your Eyez Only, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Cole joins a list of artists who have released politically charged songs since President Trump was inaugurated on Jan. 20. Others include Joey Bada$$, Father John Misty and Arcade Fire.
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