New Music: J. Cole – ‘Miss America’

Miss America

J. Cole is back for the second time with “Miss America,” the first single off his sophomore album Born Sinner. The Roc Nation rapper weighs good over evil (“Am I about dollars or about change? Am I about knowledge or about brains?”) on the introspective track, which he calls a public service announcement.

“Only young ni**a do it better than the old ni**as,” raps Cole, who says, “They’ll never play this shit on the radio.”

The self-produced song, which debuts on the second anniversary of his mixtape Friday Night Lights, will be available on iTunes tonight, while the album drops January 28, 2013.

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43 Comments

  1. Dan

    Meh. A step above “Work Out,” which is a good thing b/c it shows he’s not selling out after his debut. However, this will get little to no radio play, which I suppose is okay since Kendrick Lamar proved you don’t need a HOT radio track to sell. Looking forward to the 2nd single already! Cole World!

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    Ice Reply:

    @Dan, Swimming Pools is huge on Urban radio right now.

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    Jake Reply:

    @Dan, Well, THAT’S a surprise. Didn’t Cole just say that at the end of the track?

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    Speak Reply:

    @Jake, was there a real need to be rude?

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  2. kels

    J.COLE IS BACK B*TCHES!!!! BEEN WAITING ON THIS FOR A LONG DAMN TIME

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  3. Gods son

    Finaaaaaally!!!

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  4. Hov

    Lets get this work

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  5. MmmHmm

    THIS IS BETTER THAN ANYTHING PLAYING ON THE RADIO RIGHT NOW! IM SO GLAD!

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  6. Hov

    this is a weak single – hov

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    Ewan Reply:

    @Hov, LIES.

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    Breeangel Reply:

    -_-………

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    GKMC Reply:

    @Hov, cool story bro! Now sit down

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    that nigga Reply:

    @Hov, jay z = washed up

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    Mr Nice Watch Reply:

    @Hov, stay down little boy -hov

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    Looney Reply:

    @Hov, Someone needs to tame this tiger.

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    G.O.O.D. Reply:

    @Hov, You are probaly just a stupid faker because j.cole is signed to hov’s label Roc Nation and it would be stupid to hate on your own artist.

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  7. Ice

    Not what I was expecting, good buzz track but I can’t see it doing anything at radio.

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  8. Morgan

    I just can’t. So proud of him.

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  9. Lauren

    YESSSS…Cole….YESSSSSS!!!

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  10. Breeangel

    Thats my Cole…yesssss….I cant wait for the iTunes drop…midnight hurry up!!!! : )

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  11. Nathan

    Damn this nigga came hard!!!

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  12. SuperManPratt

    Yes!!!!!! I’m loving this new movement from the younger generation of Hip-Hop! WE NEED THIS!!! #ColeWorld #BornSinner #MissAmerica

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  13. Speechless

    I like it. I’ll be buying :) #ColeWorld

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  14. rihannanavy

    FINALLY! COLE WORLD. LET’S GO!

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  15. ayo

    this has that run this town or red nation feelin,
    dope song but i dont think it will do well on radio,

    if he had jay or kanye though

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  16. Brionna

    It’s alright … I’m a little disappointed though

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    Triniti Reply:

    @Brionna, Oh. Sorry it wasn’t another “Work Out” … you know, that song niggas proclaimed would ruin Cole’s career?

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    Brionna Reply:

    @Triniti, didnt like that song either jack

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  17. Dreamvillian

    0n my seventh listening…nuff said…..ish ill..!!!

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  18. Mr Nice Watch

    New age PSA.

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  19. Pereezy.Tunechi YMCMB MMG

    Hold Up!!! Man J Cole Is the Next King of Hip Hop, There’s No Fu**kin’ Doubt. This Ni**a Is Crazy Lyrically, Ohh Shit It’s Cole World Biaatchhhh

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  20. Wonderland19

    Hmmm, maybe i nned to listen to it again. I get so hyped over his mixtape songs that when it comes to his offical singles, it dissappoints me.
    I’ll try again.

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  21. Issa

    Perfect! Reminds me of “Can’t Cry” & “It Won’t Be Long”

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  22. GTFOH

    Love this guy

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  23. Manj

    This is a hot song. Not for the radio and I really like the fact that it isn’t. People need to stop whining.Is the song hot? yes, than what is the F***** problem. Does everything have to be radio play to be good.

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  24. Jayla

    Why is everyone crying about it doing well on radio? Who the fuck still listens to the radio???? lmao, radio is not that serious in the success of artists in hip hop, J. Cole has an established fan base already

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    Real Hip Hop Reply:

    @Jayla, I totally agree… I dont know many people who listen to the radio anymore. Why when we have iTunes, YouTube, Pandora, and other ways to listen to music? People are so full of themselves…. Its a new day and age in music…. Artists arent chasing the radio anymore.

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  25. Harry

    Giving me “Blow Up” vibes!

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  26. lily

    I like it. This guy is really talented

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  27. Frankie

    Cole does it again!

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  28. Sidney

    He is taking it back to the mixtape flow. Doesn’t give a damn about radio play. Respect, homie.

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  29. Dan

    Awesome single. Can’t wait for Born Sinner. Have you seen the visuals J.Cole’s released? So much hype. http://www.dreamvillain.net/blog.

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  30. Tuesdyo Boomz

    Man I would Love to be on this Track and it’s dope Music.

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