Exactly three hundred sixty five days ago yesterday, J. Cole unleashed blockbuster debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story upon the listening populace, silencing his myriad doubters and cementing his heavyweight status in one fell swoop. To celebrate the set’s first birthday, the Carolina rapper/producer’s jumped on Major Lazer‘s most recent single for a brand new freestyle. In addition to revisiting his vertiginous rise to fame and reflecting on the evolution of his art over Diplo‘s laid-back Caribbean grooves (accompanied by guest vocals from original featuree Amber Coffman), Cole takes some time out to vent his frustrations with the political system: “I’m smellin’ bullsh*t, it must be an election year / The more I listen man, the more you sound less sincere…” This Twitter-released cut isn’t attached to any forthcoming project but, in conjunction with the recent arrival of promo single I’m a Fool, it might be an omen of big things to come. Whatever the case may be, you can keep it locked to The DJBooth for all the latest.
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