Published Apr 30, 2013J. Cole's next album Born Sinner is due June 25, just after the solstice, but he's celebrating the sunny season ahead of schedule by dropping new tune "Cole Summer."
The sped-up Lauryn Hill sample on the track is plenty playful, and leads Cole to crack wise about how, comparitively, he has a tighter grip on his billfold than Drake ("Throwin' thousands in the strip club with Drizzy/Difference is I'm throwing four, he throwin' fifty"). Another punchline has him bracing for a return to the 9-to-5 if Born Sinner tanks.
Cole also weighs in on the influence of '90s rap game predecessors, talks his own accomplishments, and even notes how Born Sinner has faced a few setbacks. You can stream or download "Cole Summer" down below.