Last night, J. Cole held a listening party in New York City for his new album, Born Sinner. During the event, Cole discussed various elements of the album and the influences behind it, including the story behind the highly anticipated (and recently leaked) track “Let Nas Down.”
Thanks to a new video uploaded by Youtube user Mike Yi, everyone can now hear the story behind “Let Nas Down” from the man who brought it to life. Anyone who has heard the song before now already knows it covers a large span of J. Cole’s career, specifically focusing on the time following his signing with Jay-Z. It’s the kind of track that tells a story without sacrificing catchiness, and to hear it broken down at length is truly something special. You can view the video below.
Born Sinner is out June 18. We will have a full review sometime in the next week.