Can't Get Enough

Album: Cole World: The Sideline Story (2011)
Charted: 52

Songfacts®:

  • This is the second single from American Rapper J.Cole's debut studio album, Cole World: The Sideline Story. The song features R&B singer-songwriter Trey Songz and was produced by Brian Kidd.
  • Cole told Rap-Up.com how this song came together: "Brian Kidd produced that. When I first got in with No I.D., I'm looking at him like, 'This guy's f---in' incredible.' I saw how No I.D. works and listened to his beats and thought that he was incredible and everything I want to be in a producer. But he would always talk about how incredible this guy named Brian Kidd was. To me, it was like you talking to Kevin Durant like, 'Yo, you're really good,' and he's like, 'You think I'm good? You should see this guy.' It just so happened that Brian moved to L.A. and him and No I.D. got a studio together, so when I was in L.A., I got a chance to meet him and went right next door and heard some beats and I wanted every beat I heard. But I settled on the 'Can't Get Enough' beat because it did something to me."
  • The video finds Cole walking the streets of Barbados, checking out the beautiful girls. Rihanna makes a cameo appearance waving a fiery stick between the rapper and Trey Songz. Cole traveled with Trey to Barbados to film the music video, which was shot by director Clifton Bell. He told Rap-Up.com about the island-themed clip: "The Friday before I went to Barbados to open up for Rihanna, I had an idea that came from one of the homies like, 'You should shoot the 'Can't Get Enough' video down there.' But it seemed so impossible like, 'Yeah, that would be nice.' The very next day, I was like, 'Why not try to make it happen?' I made a call into my management and to Chaka [Pilgrim], who works for Roc Nation and handles the videos, and by the grace of God, it came together quick. We only had a week to do it, but we made it happen. It's like 'Big Pimpin' minus the million-dollar budget."
  • Cole explained to Billboard magazine how the collaboration with Songz came about: "I went [to the Drake show at Radio City Music Hall] and I came out on stage and Trey Songz was there. And I instantly was like, 'Oh what if I put Trey on the song I just did?' He was with it, he was down, so that's how that happened."
  • The song samples "Paulette" as performed by Guinea dance music orchestra Balla et ses Balladins.

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