Miguel and J. Cole reunite once again on “Come Through and Chill” and prove why the duo makes for this generation’s ultimate male hip hop and R&B collaborators.
Though the Dreamvillian teased his last feature would be on All-Amerikkan Badass‘ record “LEGENDARY”, he’s risen from the depths of the desert to present two verses on Miguel’s new single from his upcoming album War & Leisure. Exemplifying the perfect union of chill musical vibes, Miguel and Cole express their unquenched thirst for their respective past lovers. With Cole recently showing his concern for current events, he’s able to slip in his usual social consciousness to his female friend as Miguel serenades her with his soothing vocals.
Though the duo have only collaborated on a handful of records since 2010, it seems that whenever they link it’s always about a woman from the past. Cole unveiled his thoughts about his ‘old girl’ and his need for her to “boomerang” back into his life on Miguel’s debut album and title track “All I Want Is You”. This record’s formula was mimicked in “Come Through and Chill” as Cole introduces the song during the first and last verse, Miguel handles the second and third verse and chorus, and all while using the same producer Salaam Remi who’s produced records like “Moonlight” by Jay-Z, “Fu-Gee-La” by The Fugees, and “Girl On Fire” by Alicia Keys.
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Though the song peaked at 58 on the Billboard Hot 100, their track record proves that when they create music, it only gets better. Miguel’s vocal appearance on “Power Trip” from J. Cole’s sophomore album Born Sinner (2013) peaked at 19 on the Billboard Hot 100, Nonetheless, Miguel is setting himself up for having an untouchable R&B opus considering the album’s last single, “Skywalker“, is in a lane of relaxing R&B; a genre that’s basically unknown in the mainstream.
“In case my lack of reply had you catchin’ them feelings/Know you’ve been on my mind like Kaepernick kneelin’/Or police killings, or Trump sayin’ slick shit/Manipulatin’ poor white folks because they’re ignant” – J. Cole
Miguel is having a War & Leisure release party at the iHeartMedia LA Theater on Tuesday, December 5th.