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J. Cole - Lost Ones

by JColeVEVO • 21,524,969 views

Music video by J Cole performing Lost Ones. (c) 2008 Roc Nation LLC

Coming from a teen mother, this song hits hard. I used to listen to this song while I was pregnant, and I know other teen moms probably listen to it too. If you're pregnant, whether you are a teenager or not, my son was the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. Even when times are hard, when I look at him or when he smiles at me, I forget everything that's going on and he makes me feel safe and okay. I would never regret him and I'm so proud of him and proud of myself for choosing to keep him. There's so many programs out there that can help you if you just looked. There's programs that will help you with diapers, clothing, food, formula, anything you need. We live in 2015 and many people cannot afford their children but still make it with help from all these wonderful programs that we have access to but many people do not know about. In my area, there are daycares that will watch your child for you while you're at school/going to work for free. There's so many programs and people that want you to keep your baby and are willing to help. I'm not saying it is not hard being a mother, because it's the hardest job I've ever had in my life, but it's all so worth it. I love my baby and I'll sacrifice anything for him. Always remember: it is your body, and your baby. No one can force ANYTHING on you. It takes two to make a baby, but only one to kill him/her. Your say is the final decision, and most women regret abortions and usually go through depression after abortions. 98% of couples break up after abortions, while the other 2% is held together by grief. There are women who had one abortion, and was never able to have children again or their future pregnancies ended up in miscarriages. Think twice before you make your final decision and know you are never alone.
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Reminds me of 2pac - brenda got a baby. Hard to remind me of the greatest. Only Cole, Kendrick, Eminem can do that.
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+Kayla McNeil ill let you use my pre owned water birth kiddy pool... let my clean the blood and placenta out real quick I have pine-sol
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This song was deep af I can relate to it since my father was never around during my childhood. We need more music like this fuck that trap shit
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+Ian Stiehl True, but I know if my lady and I have sex so freely (even with a condom) like we may have in past relationships, one day natural instincts will kick in and bye bye condom. I know myself too well, lol. I think it's best for me to wait. 
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Coles a genius. Cant wait for the day when we're performing side by side. I know it'll happen 💯
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Cole and Kendrick the only ones that rap real not like these people rapping bout how much weed they smoke and how many "bitches" they've fucked. Got 13 year old kids listening to songs bout drugs and gang war, hip Hop is fucked up. Hip hop/rap should be about the story and the meaning. Then pop music is made to make teenage girls feel self conscious, they should listen to Crooked Smile. A song that makes you take pride in your faults and not worry about them. The music industry is messed up right now. Thank God for J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar for real music.
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Thas where u got it wrong im 13 about to be 14 and i only listen to old school rap if not its all about that j cole kendrick or king lil g look him up his shits good
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"I refuse to bring my boy or my girl in this world when I ain't got shit to give em" that's real shit right there because he's basically saying he's not trying to have his kid living a bad life not even being able to live as a kid, if the child was born it would be hard to raise... Deep
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+George Cach yes thank you at least they're still a few intelligent people in this world
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Logic Kendrick and Cole are the realist
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+Political LeBron vinnie paz, immortal technique, slaine
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How can someone give this song a thumbs down? ... ok...
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+Yvette are its because all the thumbs down are deadbeat dads
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Woooah!!! This J. Cole is a real poet/artist. Where he raps the girl's side of the argument defending her right to have her baby is more convincing than the guys's argument. For a male rapper to own or inhabit a woman's perspective like that is really impressive. Fucking sensational!
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God, I miss my son so bad... I'd have done anything to keep you. I'll never forget holding you and finding what real love feels like. And real loss. May God have a special place for you to wait on daddy to come home. Rest in peace Weston Mack Smith, I love you.
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To all the guys out there who have ever gotten a girl pregnant...just listen this song over and over again. Can't you feel the heart wrenching pain that this girl is feeling. Dam...you guys will never experience what it feels to have a life growing in you....but to have this life that God gave you stripped away and destroyed is the worst thing that any girl could ever have to face. The reality is...the aftermath of abortion never goes away...you can repress the pain and anguish....you can justify why doing it was the best thing, however deep deep deep inside the memory of this precious life never ever goes away. Yeah...my body is mine and I can do what I want...right? Nah Nah...Abortion isn't right...I know...cuz it's my life that I destroyed...a life I can never get back. Do I cry...hell yeah I do...cuz I did it for him...but what if anything has he done for me? Nothin...I'm all alone...lost and abandoned. So guys next time you feel horny and want to get up in her...remember pregnancy is a real thing that can happen. Be smart cuz in the end...it's not just her child but your child also.
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Pretty sure this video is from before he was famous!.
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Pullout Game Weak AF 😂
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Ok yea in a video like this
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Top 5 rappers 1. Lupe Fiasco 2. J.cole 3. Kendrick Lamar 4. Logic 5. Big K.R.I.T
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Sup cole i know you wont be able to read this but its crazy how you explain this so accurate about the situations im going thru now. But im only 19 and just graduated high school in 2014. I have no job. I cant find a stable job and i live in Philadelphia pa. But now this girl i mess with is pregnant with my child. To be honest she told me she couldnt get pregnant. But now she is and im just confused and lost. My father just recently got locked up and now im having a child. She doesnt know what to do yet. She seem like she want to have my child. "I refuse to bring my girl or boy in this world when i aint got shit to give them" this is the main thought thats goijg thru my mind. "& what about abortion" i feel like imma kill myself if i kill my child. But i dont wanna let my child stuggle the way i am. Idk cole. Im just lost right now and just needed to vent. Even tho you aint there but i just wish you could hear me out. -Tommy S.
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+Tommy Siv Hello Tommy, no this is not J Cole, but in my opinion, (if it is not too,late), man I suggest you and your kid's mummy keep that child and tell her you want to keep that child, so she gets less confused herself. Then both of you find a way (a legal one) of working hard and paying to support yourselves and that child. By way of working even if it isn't that much for the time being, you can still provide enough to feed him/her, then the next thing the kid needs is lots of love and attention. Raising a child is harrrrrrrrd work and it is even harder if you are very young yourself, but let me tell you there is nothing more rewarding when you are looking after that kid and it gives you a smile, or he/she smiles when you come home from a hard days work. You think about the things you will be missing out on if you have a child, that is the one priceless thing you would miss out on not having a child. There will be alot of struggle, alot of fights, arguments and so on as like I said it will be very hard work, but life in general is hard work, whether this happened now, or later on, doesn't matter it is hard work, but it is necessary and very rewarding believe me.
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This line right here made me change my thoughts on abortions, I swear it did.  "Trying to take away a life, is you God motherfucker?  I don't think so."
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If you guys have some time, come check out my music. I would love you guys opinions.
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I remember this is one of the first songs i heard from cole. It gave me goosebumps. I've been a fan ever since! #coleworld
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+Drknight1212 same here man probably heard it for the first time last year in early 2014/late 13. And have been on the Cole train since. But it gave me chills as well and still does when I listen to it. Same goes for '03 Adolescence.
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This song ain't nothing but a condom commercial.
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+daniel ejiogu weird way of looking at it lol.... but your kinda right
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This is so whack fuck yall j Cole sucks
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i aint you're momma 
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J.Cole is a future Grammy Winner 🏆!
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+Mark Diaz macklemore is actually not bad aritist
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Stop abortion and give your babie for adoption if you haft to
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+pa21thebeast yeah well... it is what it is lol
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+nicholas harrell stop abortion. if you didnt want a baby in the first place then watch your selfs because its not their fault they are coming into this world its the stupid ass parents. when you abort the baby youre pretty much a murderer.
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Tryna take away a life? Is you god mfer? This song is full of the DOPEST lines
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This is one of my favorite J cole tracks. However i really would have loved it if he would have made this into a 3 part series. Its clear to me what his stance on abortions is in this song. However In-compasses so many different reasoning's behind "why" or "why not". My 13 yr. old niece was abused by her step dad and ended up becoming pregnant. The sad part is they didn't even find out until she passed out in school one day and the nurse ended up making the discovery of her pregnancy. The bastard ended up getting 5 years....5 FUCKING yrs, of which he only served 3 on "good" conduct. When a young women becomes pregnant as a product of rape, what gives anyone the right to judge her decision to terminate a life that is the product of such heinous act. J cole fails to address the issue from this perspective, though i don't think he really had that in mind when he wrote it. However i feel if you are going to tackle a certain issue (in his case make a song about it), you have to tackle it from all possible angles, otherwise it might come across as disingenuous. Love this track but perhaps because abortion hits home for me, i would have wanted him to do his homework on the issue just a bit more.
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The best songs come from being in the worst place.
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Man you touched me so hard I cried the whole video. Amazing Cole...
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Kathy Ortiz Shared on Google+ · 3 weeks ago
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This the type of shit I can relate to. Not that other shit like Bugatti, especially cause im broke as fuck. J Cole will always be one of the realest rappers. 👍
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I used to listen to this song ever night before i went to sleep after i found out i was supposed to be a father , i started manning up to it and preparing to be a dad , and it hurt more than anything when the girl i was supposed to have it with had a miscarriage
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❤️❤️❤️❤️ song still gives me goosebumps.
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1:30 You should never cut avocados this way. Use a cutting board.
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Reminds me of 2pac - brenda got a baby. Hard to remind me of the greatest. Only Cole, Kendrick, Eminem can do that.
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To think that this happens to be one of the songs Cole cooked up on a beat machine in his dorm room at St. John's University. This song and "Lights Please" happened to be two of the most powerful songs he had ever written and produced in his own opinion. Cole is the perfect example to prove that dreams really do come true. If you sacrifice enough and have enough hard work to show for your ambitions you can make it. This song is still so powerful. I'll always be a supporter, a DreamVillian.
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It's fucked up how u can relate to this song exactly and I'm only 13😔
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amazing story...really spoke to my heart J.
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use the damn condom then ,, jk i love this shit..
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I wish more people would listen to JC. Finally someone real!
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I'm sorry i let her do it, i should've done more to keep you. i should've fought harder. I'm having such a hard time living with myself, ill never forget, ill never leave it. I'm sorry i wasn't man enough.. i cry about it all the time..
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Melissa Avila Shared on Google+ · 2 weeks ago
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This is amazing I love you j.Cole
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Maybe you should think before opening your legs to some guy
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Great Song.  Still tired of hearing anti-abortion chirps though, the shit's getting old.
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The beat is sexy as fock
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This song means alot and coming from you all my respect goes to you cole. sober thoughts.
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Am I the only one that thinks that girl could be a good rapper lmao
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Unfortunately this is the reality of so many young girls that in just a matter of seconds find themselves in a life changing situation. My momma her self has been thru that and I thank god everyday for helping her put everything together and rase all her kids in such a young age. It ain't easy, but sure it ain't impossible. She was a fighter but not all situations are the same and I can actually understand what Cole trys to say with this video. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that bringing a new life to this world ain't the best choice. If your life situation ain't very nice maybe condemn a innocent soul to such hard times isn't right. You have a choice and you know what's best. No disrespect it's just my point of view. Stay strong.
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I love you J. Cole.
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my daddy was never to be seen. :o
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I dead could relay to this song. My baby father told me to get an abortion. I told him my baby gonna be good with u or without u. I know he gotta be thinking about everything hes putting me through. Its gonna hurt him more than me
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I literally get chills every time I listen to this song.
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Why does this song make me want to cry?
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One of the most iconic songs J.Cole has released by far. The lyricism and the message in this video makes me fall in love with hip hop over and over again :)
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Doing an Eminem..not bad, don't hate, emulate.
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Deep I grew up without my father dis deep all Coles shit is deep It takes two to make the baby and 1 to kill him but Cole was saayinng he ain't got button to give the baby
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This song really hit me the fact the j.Cole is speaking real shit real facts and this happens to young girls every were j.Cole is the reales
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Joh_11:35  Jesus wept.
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Cole be telling my story right here, this one hits deep
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Damn tell the story PREECH it's been a while this song tells the realist story every
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This song is deep. I have the same emotions each time I listen to it because I can relate.
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yo on some real shit this is my life right now...except I don't consider this chick my girl now she pregnant but she doin heavy ass drugs right now and I cant fade that shit  she blames me for everything talkin mad spiteful it kinda hurts because that's not how I pictured this thing happening in my mind its a fucked up situation she actin mad distant and Im borderline about be on some fuck you shit I don't know what to do I don't wanna bring a kid in to a broken home honestly idk what to do I don't wanna deal with her ass at all
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You do realize almost all of that shit isn't true
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Always hitting the perfect line with great passion. Nothing more can be asked of this artist.
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This is why I love J Cole man all he does is talk and rap about real shit that goes on in our everyday life . Huge inspiration .
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i lyk dis dude,his music is dope
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I love j.cole music it inspires💕🔥
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Noooooo by roc nation, I thoroughly dislike them.
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Wow that's some Deep stuff💭
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"My momma raised me without no mother fu**men help from a man "...
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I give props to all the women that support there kids all by them selves you women go through the most hardest phase in life having to give birth to a child is amazing then to raise that child or children by them selves it's just unbelievable. I idolize y'all.
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Everyone who disliked this song are deadbeat father.
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This song is so deep
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Shout out to those 2,802 Dead beat dads! who abandoned their child.
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Sad how some people this this a joke. Smh.
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+Kris Peterson yeah i hate people that this this a joke man i feel you
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anyone impressed that the girl had to talk in the same pace as the song :D
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wait hold up so he wants her to like abort the kid?
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wait jk i diddnt finish the rest of the song before commenting lol i get itttt
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Janeria Mcclellan Shared on Google+ · 4 days ago
Check out this video on YouTube 💋
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Cole is the man, the rap is sooooo damn original
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Anjuli Para Shared on Google+ · 2 weeks ago
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Song literally gives me chills
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I'm 23 & I don't want a kid although I have sex with many different women and use condoms just recently I didn't and now this girl is saying that she's pregnant and I'm scared as fuck cuz I'm not ready and I wanna travel and live my life with out the hold back you know I just wish she would get an abortion and get over it and its possible its not even mine... so before you go judging on how I'm an asshole or whatever just know that my perspective is mine and fuck you if you don't respect it!
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Met my baby daddy, 8 months later got pregnant, he told me to get an abortion, I punched him, I would have married him in a heart beat, he came back to us but he wasn't in love and cheated for a year, now I'm single and he's out of our lives and we couldn't be happier. This is my son to him.
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2'803 people need to listen a little harder...
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This song gives me shivers
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Real message sent thru this .....well said
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J Cole makes no fuckin sense whatsoever. He hates his BLACK father for leaving him and says he ain't shit, yet he's out here acting like a civil rights activist. I think he is simply trying to appear concious in order to boost his sales (which it did look at the sales of 2014 forest hills drive)
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+CokeBoiiMontana your mad dumb. he doesnt hate his father becauae hes black he hates him leaving him as a child
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