There’s a Cole front approaching quickly–you’ve been warned. The latest freebie on the road to the release of J. Cole’s sophomore album Born Sinner is the self-produced “N–az Know,” which kicks up the tempo from “Power Trip,” with a flow to match. Jermaine pulls a couple lines from Biggie’s classic “Notorious Thugs,” as he makes it clear that success has earned him some bragging rights.
Born Sinner wasn’t scheduled to drop until June 25, but last week Cole confidently announced that he was pushing up the release date to coincide with Kanye West’s Yeezus. “Kanye West is one of the greatest artists of our generation,” he tweeted. “Which is exactly why I’m moving my release date up. Born Sinner June 18th.”