J. Cole might have some unresolved dental issues in his new “Crooked Smile” track.
J. Cole’s kind of having a moment here. Not only is his upcoming LP, Born Sinner, out June 18, but his latest track, “Crooked Smile,” features TLC!!!! YES, “No Scrubs” TLC! We don’t even know how to thank him for this much-needed dose of ’90s goodness other than to buy ten thousand copies of his album, tweet about him a lot, and possibly name our firstborn son J. Cole. So, yeah, you’d better believe we’re going to go HAM when that disc comes out/when we have a baby.
Listen to J. Cole’s “Crooked Teeth” featuring TLC after the jump.
Set to a laid-back, piano-driven track, “Crooked Teeth” has J. Cole spitting about how it’s totally OK to not be perfect. In fact, imperfection is probably better! “A perfect smile is more appealing/ But it’s funny how my s*** is crooked/ Look at how far I done got without it/ I keep my twisted grill, just to show the kids it’s real/ We ain’t picture perfect, but we worth the picture still.”
Up next, TLC’s T-Boz and Chilli tackle the song’s R&B hook: “You’re the one that was tryna keep me way down/ But like the sun know you know I found my way back round.” Honestly, we’re not sure why this song isn’t called “Unpretty 2013.” How long do we think it’ll take the internet to provide us with a “Crooked Smile” + “Unpretty” mashup? ’Cause we’re gonna need that, like, yesterday.
+ Listen to J.Cole’s “Crooked Teeth” featuring TLC (NSFW).
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