With his sophomore album Born Sinner due out next week (June 18), J. Cole has been subject to the bright spotlight once again. The rapper recently talked about how critical the spotlight can be, how he embraces his own imperfections, and how he is continually working to better himself as a person.
Cole’s latest single is the TLC-enhanced “Crooked Smile,” and while the rapper really does have a crooked smile, the message of the song is bigger than his own imperfections.
“The song is bigger than just my thing, it’s about everybody’s thing,” he told Hartford, Connec. station Hot 93.7 (a Radio.com station). “Society tries to tell you there’s something about you that makes you inferior to the images they’re trying to put out there. [The song] is really me embracing my [imperfections] and trying to get other people to embrace theirs.”
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