J. Cole tooted a much anticipated TLC feature on his upcoming album “Born Sinner,” and it comes today in the form of “Crooked Smile,” the second single from the June 18th LP. “I wanted to go with my favorites and then have them do the things that I love them for doing,” Cole says of the album’s features. “They doing what I loved them for. Those are incredible features. TLC, that’s like a blessing even having them. That’s crazy.”
“Crooked Smile” is much along the lines of TLC’s “Unpretty,” being that Cole embraces his and other’s imperfections, suggesting his is what made him successful: “We ain’t picture perfect but we worth the picture still / I got smart, I got rich I got p*ssy still / And they all like my eyebrows, thick as hell,” he raps. TLC give the song an R&B flare on the hook, then a choir takes it for a spin at the song’s end.
Great record, take a listen!