Sacrifices

Album: Revenge of the Dreamers III (2019)
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Songfacts®:

  • This Revenge of the Dreamers III track features J. Cole and his Dreamville signee Johnny Venus linking up with Midwest rappers Smino and Saba. Johnny Venus is one half of the hip-hop duo Earthgang; his partner Doctur Dot co-wrote the track.
  • During their rhymes, each artist outlines the sacrifices they made to get to where they are. Cole also talks about his wife, Melissa Heholt, thanking her for supporting him since his early days when he had "nowhere to go." At the end of the second verse, he reveals that Melissa is pregnant with their second baby.

    She gave me the gift of my son, and plus we got one on the way
    She gave me a family to love, for that, I can never repay
    I'm crying while writing these words, the tears, they feel good on my face

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