Trae has always had a connection to the streets because he's made music that people can relate to in their most difficult times. Likewise, J Cole has had the same appeal with listeners helping them through lifes' problems, so when the two collaborated on "Children of Men" you knew that the lyrics were going to hit you before you even press play.
"The storyline is about a kid that came from an orphanage, just dealing with life, getting caught up, dealing with the pressure, and at the end the pressure becomes so much that he kills himself," Trae explained to Complex.
Providing a social critique, J Cole and Trae tha Truth speak on the ills of society today and the obstacles faced when trying to overcome adversity as a youth in America in 2016. Oh yea and the beat and hook on this one is crazy. Singer/songwriter Ink laces the hook for this.