BRACKETS

Album: KOD (2018)
Charted: 30
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  • Here, J. Cole details his journey climbing up the "tax brackets."

    Yeah, I pay taxes, so much taxes, s--t don't make sense
    Where do my dollars go? You see lately, I ain't been convinced
    I guess they say my dollars supposed to build roads and schools
    But my niggas barely graduate, they ain't got the tools


    Cole doesn't believe that his dollars are going to the prime targeted areas that should be receiving the benefit of the taxes. He believes that taxpayers and minorities should have more stake in how their wealth is used.
  • While answering a series of fan questions on Twitter, Cole revealed his favorite lyrics on KOD come from this track.

    One thing about the men that's controlling the pen
    That write history, they always seem to white-out they sins
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