When fans get a listen to J. Cole's Born Sinner next month, there will reportedly be an introspective track about Nas.
Hot 97 radio personality Peter Rosenberg got an early scoop on Cole's sophomore effort, and revealed that he spits about letting the Queens MC down. Rosenburg dropped the details during his "The Realness" report. "Supposedly there's a song on the J. Cole album called something along the lines of 'I Disappointed Nas,'" he said.
The "disappointment" stemmed from "Work Out," the lead single off Cole's first album. The record was unlike much of the work on his mixtapes and other projects, and apparently Nas wasn't impressed, so he made his feeling known. "Nas supposedly reached out to J. Cole after he heard 'Work Out' and was like, 'Nah, fam. I expected more from you than this," Rosenburg continued. "And supposedly J. Cole gets really personal and has a whole song about how it felt to have disappointed obviously one of his heroes in music."
Cole is known to use rap as a musical diary of sorts, and is comfortable opening up about his mistakes. On the recently released "Cole Summer" track, the 27-year-old encourages fans to critique him, rapping: "If you feel like my s--- is weak, when u see me on the street then speak. I'll refund you."
The "Power Trip" rapper hasn't confirmed the existence of "I Disappointed Nas," but he has made another annoucement. “I got TLC on the album, yes T-Boz and Chilli…..it’s crazy," he told Charlie Sloth of BBC 1xtra.
Born Sinner is due out June 18.
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