Here we go. We’re getting to that point where we stop hyping and start forming opinions. This is the new single from J.Cole.

We already heard “Work Out,” and while it seemed to have the instant mainstream appeal, it left a lot of hardcore Cole fans slightly disappointed. With this one, it seems like we might be dealing with the same kind of thing, but to a lesser extent. Almost everything that we like about Cole is there, just polished down and smoothed up. He shows off his his wit, his dexterity, and his ear for production for an all-around solid track. The only thing that’s gone is the rawness – the rough, human edge that might be the thing we like most about his standout tracks like “Lights Please.”

Cole World: The Sideline Story is out September 27th.


J.Cole ft. Trey Songz – “Can’t Get Enough”

Buy it on iTunes.