Cause labels ain’t hollering, and niggas ain't downloading
Nobody see your vision, they walking around blindfolded
It’s difficult to remain confident in your abilities when a label doesn’t show interest and people aren’t even downloading your free releases. Cole tells us that if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Cole has experience with this after all since his first mixtape The Come Up failed to get the recognition it deserved in 2007. 3 years later Cole was signed to Roc Nation
The next line tells us that some lines may go over people’s heads, and they may fail to see your vision, but it doesn’t mean that you should give up because of it. The only way to get people to see your vision is to show them your vision.
Could this line also allude to the Greek Goddess Themis or as we know her Lady Justice? Lady Justice is depicted as having a blindfold and a balancing scale, so Cole could be saying that although the public may be blind to you at first the balances of justice will go back in your favor if you continue to grind and work for your craft.
Although this interpretation of the line does seem far fetched at first, let us remember that he did show Lady Justice in his Miss America teaser trailer.
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