The Rundown: J. Cole, Born Sinner

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"Forbidden Fruit" featuring Kendrick Lamar

That Biggie reference in "Villuminati" becomes much more important here, where J. Cole, like B.I.G. on Ready to Die, learned to build an equal parts interesting and humorous interlude into a song on this, the K. Dot-assisted "Forbidden Fruit." It's the first real hint that he may one day put together that cohesive, polished project. Meanwhile, before the skit, there are much less emotional and personal verses than any on the rest of the album. Still, it manages to be summertime-cool because it's done over a flip Ronnie Foster's "Mystic Brew," the same sample used in ATCQ's "Electric Relaxation."  

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