This weekend marked the third anniversary of J. Cole's debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story. To commemorate that occasion, he could have dropped the lead single to his upcoming third album. Alas, that didn't happen. But on Monday (September 29), we did get some new Cole bars, as he hopped on the remix of Maroon 5's "Animals."
"This is pain, this is love/ This is sent from above/ This a gift from the Gods/ This was meant to be," the North Carolina native raps to kickstart his part. For the rest of the verse -- which clocks in at just 30 seconds, leaving you wanting plenty more -- Jermaine speaks of a love lost, but not quite gone. "I hope your new man don't mind, girl you're mine forever," he spits to close.
Maroon 5 also dropped the official video for "Animals" on Monday, which finds lead singer Adam Levine getting bloodied and obsessed and in love.
The remix seems to be a sign that Cole is in the studio, at least, so hopefully that new single is on the way soon.