J. Cole - Cole World: The Sideline Story (2011)

Two more to go in the R&B series before I remind you again we treat all genres fairly here ;).

Another one from Matt – I JUST found his (J. Cole’s – not Matt’s) new album “Cole World: The Sideline Story” on Spotify, released 27 September under Roc Nation.

J. Cole – Work Out

Listening through in full for the first time right now.

The first artist signed to Jay-Z’s label, he also featured on one of my favourite current R&B tracks, All I Want Is You (Miguel ft. J. Cole) and has supported Drake, Rihanna & Tinie Tempah on tour.

It’s the hook that makes this song for me – so simple, so instantly recognisable. Track samples Kanye West’s work out parody, “The New Workout Plan” and also pays homage to 80s masterpiece, Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up”.

I reckon we need a playlist…