J. Cole may just become your favorite rapper once you listen to his endearing song featuring legendary ladies T-Boz and Chili of TLC.
If you were to sneak a peak through my iPod, you’d probably spot a few pics of a hot Jesse Bradford circa 1995 (remember him in Bring It On? OMG!) but never a hip-hop artist. My tolerance level for the auto-tuned, over-amplified rappers of our time has completely diminished. It wasn’t until just recently, after listening to a few Macklemore & Ryan Lewis tracks did I decide to give the hip-hop a second go.
Among the few artists I thought could resurrect the dying genre was J.Cole. And boy I was right!
The single is not only radio-friendly, but also a great career comeback for the ladies of TLC:
Cole has given us the wholesome tune “Nobody’s Perfect,” which was cleverly collaborated with Missy Elliot. Now, he rises to the occasion one more time with TLC. The second single from his upcoming sophomore album, Born Sinner (slated for release June 18), embraces everything from bushy eyebrows to a “Crooked Smile,” and is one of the few contemporary hip-hop records to really touch home.
In the track, J.Cole’s lyrics inspire women to embrace their flaws without shame, singing, “You wake up, put make up on … No need to fix what God already put his paint brush on.” TLC keep the encouragement going with an uplifting chorus for those feeling down, “Like the sun, you know I found my way back round.”
I’m definitely adding this to my mix, and for the record, I think Mr. Cole is rather attractive, flaws and all. What do you think about the rapper’s latest track?Tags: Born Sinner, crooked smile, Hip-Hop, J. Cole, TLC