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Light-skinned Jermaine finally has a single.

Not only is J. Cole rapping on his new single Work Out, he’s also credited as the producer on the track. To be totally honest, this record is radio ready…not necessarily the deep Cole we’re used to hearing, but we all need balance, right? This is a business at the end of the day…and we gotta sell records. One of the coolest parts of the track, is his interpolation of Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up”…and in all my years of listening to hip-hop, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a dude sample Paula. That gets ten cool points just for the gall of it. Still no word on a release date, but I’m sure he’s shooting for late summer. Stream and download below.

DL: J. Cole – Work Out