always sort of been guilty pleasure hip-hop for me. For some reason he just hasn't acquired the necessary cred to earn outward praise. But listen, I get as excited as anyone when "Work Out" comes on the radio, and Cole World: The Sideline Story
-- if you don't already know -- is a surprisingly solid debut album. I suppose I'm starting to feel more comfortable about my J. Cole situation, and this certainly helps -- this morning the Roc Nation rapper dropped "Get Free ColeWorld," a remix of Major Lazer's fantastic electro-reggae track, "Get Free." Two high energy verses on top of the same Diplo production and Amber Coffman's (of Dirty Projectors) vocals is pretty much all you need to know, and it sounds as good on headphones as it does on paper.
Take a listen.