To make it clear from the jump, J. Cole states at the beginning of “Cole Summer” that this is “not a preview of what the album’s gonna bring you.” That album, of course, is his sophomore full-length, Born Sinner, which is set to drop June 25. Still, single/preview or not, “Cole Summer” is a nice lil’ track to hold over fans until he gives us something proper. It’s a little sloppy and rough, but that’s also where it gets its charm. Also, it’s hard to argue against that Lauryn Hill-sampling beat.
You can stream/download the track below.