My admiration of North Carolina rapper J. Cole goes way back to his The Warm Up mixtape during the summer of 2009. Over the last couple years, his stock has steadily increased in value and will very shortly reap massive dividends. Even though his debut album on Jay-Z’s Roc Nation has been delayed innumerable times, it’s supposed to drop this summer fall and will undoubtedly bring the heat. The latest single to drop via his official website (MP3) is called Work Out and whilst it isn’t my favourite song of his, it should keep the buzz going.
Whilst were on the topic, a track leaked without Coles approval a week ago and he vented his frustrations via twitter. The song is called Lost Ones and features the consious and lyrical style that has earned him praise in the first place as he tackles the issue of abortion through the story of a young couple. Stream it below:
Last but not least, I’ll leave you with a hard hitting track called Return of Simba. It’s unclear wether it will make the final cut for the album but there is no doubting its awesomeness. (MP3)