The arena of Christian hip-hop can be a tricky one, but in the era of artists like Lecrae and NF, the stigmas typically attached to the subgenre find themselves dissolving as both artists and listeners continue to challenge just what the label means.
Enter Aaron Cole. A signee of Gotee Records, under the direction of Christian hip-hop artist TobyMac, the 19-year old Cole already has five albums and countless loose offerings under his belt. Throughout his catalog, Cole has mastered the art of translating simple encouragement for all listeners across the board, a trait best exemplified in his Virginia Boy EP released back in May.
Now, he’s back with more inspirational sounds as he delivers his “Off My Back” single, a track penned in reference to searching for relief from life’s struggles.
“I rarely talk about politics, or racism but please know I’m woke and aware,” Cole said of the track in Twitter. “Off My Back I had to speak my mind and vent it’s too many people, families that need hope right now.”
Man I’m just feeling a mess
My sister friends with my ex
She just been hitting my phone
I gotta let that thing go
My family falling apart
It’s eating up at my heart
I don’t know where this gon’ go