By Nicole Menzie/Christian Post Reporter
The Internet was abuzz Wednesday morning after rapper J. Cole announced the world premiere of the new video for his hit song “Lost Ones,” which tells the story of a young, unmarried couple dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.
The video, which debuted around midnight, was filmed in 2008 on the budget of $1, according to Cole. So far, “Lost Ones” has proven a hit with fans online, who praise the rapper for a no-frills, real-life approach to an issue many young people find themselves dealing with in life.
“Lost Ones” is said to be one of Cole’s favorites songs from his debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, which was released in September. Cole, 24, is from North Carolina and was reportedly the first artist signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Label.
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In the song, which features language some might find offensive, a young man, played by J. Cole, shares his feelings with a young woman about being unequipped to care for a baby, and that perhaps she should consider an abortion.
The second verse features the young woman’s response, in which she criticizes the young man for sweet-talking her into sex, vows to keep the child and take care of it, with or without the young man’s help. The young woman also reveals that the guy is the victim of an absent father himself and had promised that he would never abandon his own children.
The final verse features Cole rapping about the common perspectives guys who hear that they are suddenly going to be a father might have. On one hand, Cole raps, some women are known for using pregnancies to “trap” men, so perhaps a guy should be suspicious. In the end, though, Cole asks men to think about one thing: the “seed” inside the woman’s womb.
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