A day after performing his first single, “Power Trip,” alongside Miguel at Hot 97’s Summer Jam XX, J. Cole releases his second, “Crooked Smile.”
The “Born Sinner” track is an uplifting ode to all those who continue to hold their heads up, especially women, and the importance of inner beauty. “Killin’ yourself to find a man that’ll kill for you/ You wake up, put make up on/ Stare in the mirror/ But it’s clear that you can’t face what’s wrong/ No need to fix what God already put his paintbrush on,” he raps.
TLC’s T-Boz and Chilli come in on the hook singing, “On my way, on my way, on my way down/ On my way, on my way, on my way down/ You’re the one that was trying to keep me way down/ Like the sun now you know I’d find my way back ’round.”
The subject of self-love on “Crooked Smile” goes hand-in-hand with TLC’s “Fanmail” song, “Unpretty.”
J. Cole will embark on a tour in support of his sophomore album due June 18. Tickets for his North American tour, “Dollar & A Dream,” presented by D’ussé, will go for $1.00 USD. Tickets will not be sold in advance but will be available for purchase day of the show. The intimate venues J. Cole will performing at will not be revealed until the day of the show.
Check out the “Dollar And A Dream” tour dates:
June 11 — Miami, FL
June 12 — Atlanta, GA
June 13 — Baltimore, MD
June 14 — Boston, MA
June 20 — Washington, DC
June 21 — Philadelphia, PA
June 23 — Chicago, IL
June 24 — Houston, TX
June 25 — Detroit, MI
June 26 — Toronto, CND