The Rundown: J. Cole, Born Sinner

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"Runaway"

With "Runaway," J. Cole insists that he's more of a distance runner than a sprinter. He slows the tempo and pounds away at the topic of race — one that he doesn't shy away from — with steps that are far from delicate. "Old perverted white man who told me, 'Jermaine / It's all pink on the inside, f--k what color their face is' / Wise words from an indecent man / Made me reflect on the times when we was three-fifths of them."

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