New Music: J. Cole – ‘Work Out’

Work Out

On the second anniversary of his mixtape The Warm Up, J. Cole unleashes “Work Out,” the long-awaited first single from his debut, due later this summer. The Roc Nation rapper, who is currently opening for Rihanna on her “LOUD” tour, wonders if a fleeting relationship will last as he raps over a sample of Kanye West’s “New Workout Plan” and sings lyrics from Paula Abdul’s 1988 hit “Straight Up.” After generating heat with his mixtapes, will the summertime record help Cole cross over? Work up a sweat below.

J. Cole – “Work Out”

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59 Comments

  1. No Siir

    that long wait for this?

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    Yaser Lad Reply:

    @No Siir, I Know I feel like punching myself after listening to it! He gave us hope after that ustream, I feel like scum for believing in him

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    StillAColeWorld Reply:

    @Yaser Lad, Haters needa stop hatin, he sed the album is a mix of deep songs like song for the ville etc, agressive songs like we on, and up beat party songs like this one.. the majority of the album will be deep and agressive songs but for mainstream pple who hear cole on the radio for the first time, work out is gna grab their attention alot more.. pple need to chill and enjoy work out for wat it is, gaurantee after 4 listens it will be stuck in ur hed all day.. so enjoy it and wait for the album.. Still a Cole World!!

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  2. YESSSS

    i’m feeling it.

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  3. Drake&CiaraFan

    No, not the song of the summer, “Who Dat” was better, next single please…

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  4. Drake&CiaraFan

    Next single please!!, why didnt my commeny post,
    anyway “Who Dat” is better

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    j1onder Reply:

    @Drake&CiaraFan, exactly what I was going to say

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  5. COOOOLLLLEEEEEEE

    I LIKE IT…. BUT “LOST ONES” BETTER….

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  6. mr_rosewood

    I LOVE THIS ISH FOR REAL

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  7. lyfechanges

    *sigh* oh J cole….

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  8. Dante

    SMDH…. Cole… what were you thinking releasing this 1st? And what was Jay thinking for approving this?

    “Higher” shouldve been released to radio… There had to be at least 30 or 40 songs better than this…. ughh, and I’m a HUGE J. Cole fan, but this is not the one.

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    WatchTheThrone Reply:

    @Dante, i completely agree… cole represents new real hip hop i dunno why he’d do this song
    it feels like game’s r.e.d, they both have so much more potential than their singles

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  9. Ice

    Love it, COLE WORLD, NO BLANKET!

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  10. jr.

    this is some straight up bullshit j.cole you know damn well you could have done better than this garbage.

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    goldilocks Reply:

    @jr.,

    I agree wholeheartedly. I am a fan, not a stan and i refuse to accept any ol bullshit. folks was crowning him the next NAS and he comes with this lukewarm one night stand bull? I KNOW he can come harder than this-this is some local rapper buzz single shit. Chris Brown should be dropping ‘rap’ like this, not J. Cole. If he thinks this shit will fly for real, then he will see its a ‘col(d)e world indeed. NEXTTTTTTTT!!!!

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  11. Donpablo

    Am feeling this……to the max
    Cole..! World….!

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  12. tachuu

    COLE WORLD REAL COLE WORLD….. YESSSS

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  13. mr golden

    wasn’t he supposed to release a mixtape recently?

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  14. T-Rance LaTray

    T-Rance LaTray APPROVED !!!!!!! Cole World !!!!!!!!

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  15. BLAZE

    Its ok just a fun song maybe a buzz single I hope but he is dope so COLE WORLD LETS GO!

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  16. Yaser Lad

    You shouldn’t have sampled Kanye, Cole! You were warned – this is waaaack… I feel like punching myself!

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  17. Supak

    Nice! Something for the radio!
    If people don’t understand he has to play his cards right. This song is suppose to be summer radio friendly but he still kept it hiphop so stop bitching

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    Donpablo Reply:

    @Supak, atleast someone understands the dynamics
    _______________________________________________
    while the others bitch around……….

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  18. jasz

    love it.yall act like he can put out something like return of simba.that is not radio friendly&if its not radio friendly you don’t sell.

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  19. aton88

    I feel like a proud father listening to J. Cole and Big Sean’s new material…Its exactly the kind of stuff I want to hear!

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    No...just NO Reply:

    @aton88,

    :)

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  20. tbib

    The New Work Out Plan >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> this

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  21. Gunzino

    I Love it keep killing J. Cole you are the future son!!!!

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  22. Duh

    hopefully this grows on me because it isn’t all that great at all…

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  23. YnBeats

    I’m messin with this hard bro, lovin the sample he did with Ye’s “new workout plan”, im stickin with 1 of my fav upcomin lyricists!!!!

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  24. flawda

    “you can play the game or watch the game play you, or be the broke mf talking about i stayed true”

    Jay-z, Pac, Nas, Outkast,Kanye,etc (all the great artist) play the game. Make those radio friendly songs and fill up the albums with the good quality stuff. J Cole is a new artist, he isn’t at the point like a Kanye where he can makes what he wants to make and it will sell. This song is to build up his buzz

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    STFU Reply:

    @flawda, exactly. this isn’t too bad considering. a commercial track is always needed for an album

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  25. trina

    Dis song is so radio friendly and is great for a first single

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  26. Aquierra

    Eeeh I hope he’s playing the right cards :O

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  27. Gaz2010

    Wow!! Cole Killed It!! I can’t stop listening to this track. Finally Hip Hop is looking up again

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  28. Pierre

    Love it :)

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  29. maya

    I CAN’T! He got mainstream -_- more songs like “Enchanted” please & thank you!

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  30. Colest Summer Ever!

    I listened to this a second time w/ headphones & a 3rd time in my ride… The bass was perfect. I think it grew on me. I like it. Perfect for my new summer time mix. I can’t live with not jammin a Cole joint.

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  31. StillAColeWorld

    Haters needa stop hatin, he sed the album is a mix of deep songs like song for the ville etc, agressive songs like we on, and up beat party songs like this one.. the majority of the album will be deep and agressive songs but for mainstream pple who hear cole on the radio for the first time, work out is gna grab their attention alot more.. pple need to chill and enjoy work out for wat it is, gaurantee after 4 listens it will be stuck in ur hed all day.. so enjoy is and wait for the album.. Still a Cole World!!

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    LOL Reply:

    @StillAColeWorld, will u clam up with all that “hating” BS!!!!! I was expecting more…ALOT MORE and we get this??? Please….take ur meds, sit down and shut da hell up!

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  32. cynthia

    I LOVE THISSSS!

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  33. Drew

    like it for the radio…lost ones is better though

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  34. thecool

    Not Hating but this is not all that good but its not horrible, it’ll have to grow on me

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  35. jb

    Is Jay Z and Kayne coming in July so maybe the push back J .Cole show respect for the boss…….

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  36. Mr C To Tha B

    THIS ONE IS CRAZY!
    Been listening to it all day!

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  37. tehe!

    i don’t think it’s his single.. why would he put it out for free if it’s his single?

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  38. Um.Well.Sure.

    I’m not a huge fan of his, although I do check up on him from time to time. For some reason he gives me great lyrics but the beats that are given to him are just blah. He needs to capitalize on the hype QUICK or it could become too late.

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  39. Mark London

    This song is so BORING. He is usually better than this.

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  40. BoyWonder

    DISAPOINTED!

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  41. LOL

    Im really disappointed with this. I like his lyricism but the beat and the sample is WACK!!! What made his think that sampling kanye’s workout plan would be hot???

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  42. D

    he is SO much better than this but i so hope it does well so we can get a album release date #coleworld

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  43. Real Issh

    #Cole Worldddd

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  44. Whoa Now...

    Wack.

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  45. fan of a fan

    S’rong with it ? im not a fan of him but this songs cool

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  46. ed

    i really like it. it’s dope.

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  47. Aventus

    You guys are idiots. This is a single for his album, it NEEDS to be light-hearted and radio friendly so it can get radio play. Why do you think Who Dat didn’t get much play? It went 100x more hard then Work out but that was the problem it was too hard for the radio. Have you heard Lost Ones that got leaked a week ago? Awesome track that will be on his album, and a lot of his songs are going to be that deep which isn’t what the mainstream wants right now.

    At first I wasn’t feeling Workout either, but after a couple more listens I am starting to love it and already see myself dancing to it. When this song gets blown up on the radio it will be a huge hit.

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  48. albania

    cheer up should defently be on the radio is firree fcknn amazingg best song of j cole no doubt about it

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  49. mike in coleworld

    @LOL, hey man he’s kinda right bra i didnt expect it as the single either but the shit is hot and radio material.

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  50. mike in a coleworld

    shit nice#DoPeASfuCk Work out

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