Watch J. Cole Break Down ‘Crooked Smile’ For MTV’s ‘Life & Rhymes’

With his sophomore album Born Sinner already certified gold, J. Cole isn’t scrambling to pay his bills these days, but the struggle isn’t too far in the rearview mirror for the Roc Nation rapper. In MTV’s special, “Life & Rhymes: J.Cole,” which debuted Wednesday night (October 23), Cole took fans back to his old Queens, NY apartment to dissect some of his current lyrics. Watch above.