Sorry for the timing of the post ya’ll, work has got ya boy running a little late. For today’s throwback, and in honor of the Born Sinner screenings that are going on across the country, I give you some old J.Cole, when he was a struggling New York artist that had not yet signed to Jay-Z or gained national stardom.

In “Can I Live” you hear a vivid story of a man in the pursuit of his dreams; ready to do whatever it takes to accomplish them. So enough of me telling you, go refresh yourself with some old Jermaine and press play.