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J. Cole Drops New Single, ‘Return of Simba’

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In anticipation of the first official single from his Roc Nation debut, J. Cole continues to drop free downloads for his fans. The most recent freebie is the track ‘Return of Simba,’ which Cole let loose on Sunday night (May 22).

As usual, the North Carolina native announced the song’s title on his Twitter account only moments before offering the accompanying download links. The track is the third installation in a series beginning with The Come Up’s ‘Simba’ and The Warm Up’s ‘Grown Simba’ from 2008 and 2009 respectively.

Cole, who has handled production on all of his mixtapes to date, shared beat-marking duties on the new song with longtime collaborator Elite. Earlier this month, Cole announced that his debut album was finally complete when he dropped another mixtape cut titled ‘Disgusting. “All singles done. Album ridiculous. Title Perfect. Music incredible,” he wrote on Twitter. “Thank you for your patience. Let’s change the game.”

In a recent interview, the Roc Nation signee also told Ms. Drama TV that he was ready to kick off album promotion beginning the week of May 22. “We finally married a single and we picked it, so that’s next week. There’s no more holdup,” Cole explained. “As of next week, you’ll see me on full-fledged promo mode.”

J.Cole is scheduled to join Rihanna for North American dates on her ‘Loud’ tour, in conjunction with his album release. Listen to ‘Return of Simba’ after the jump.

Watch J. Cole’s ‘Return of Simba’

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