J. Cole Debuts New Track, ‘God’s Gift,’ in Toronto — Watch
Toronto, consider yourself blessed. Performing on Saturday (Sept. 3) at the Canadian city's Sound Academy, rapper J. Cole debuted 'God's Gift,' a track from his hotly anticipated debut album, 'Cole World: The Sideline Story,' due out Sept. 27.
Following a series of successful mixtapes, Cole's first proper release will feature guest spots from the likes of Missy Elliott, Trey Songz, Drake and Jay-Z, his Roc Nation label boss.
On 'God's Gift,' captured by fan video in the YouTube clip below, the rising rhymer celebrates his good fortune, recalling how back in the day, Jay-Z wouldn't even accept his demo CD. Two years later, in 2009, the North Carolina MC appeared on Jiggaman's 'The Blueprint 3.'
With success comes certain rewards, and later in the song, Cole discusses how signing with Roc Nation and prepping a major fall release has improved his luck with the ladies.
"Same broads used to hang up on my walls/ Now they come up out they draws," he raps, working the crowd into a frenzy during one of several a cappella passages.
"That's some new s---," Cole says at the end of the video. "That's 'cause I love y'all."