New Song: J. Cole – ‘Work Out’

Published: Thursday 16th Jun 2011 by Sam

It has been a longtime coming, however it the self-proclaimed Young Simba J. Cole is finally ready roar with new single ‘Work Out’.

The hotly anticipated cut is the first to be lifted from the ROC Nation rapper’s debut LP – which hits stores via Columbia this summer.

Sampling Paula Abdul‘s ‘Straight Up’ and Kanye West’s ‘Workout Plan’, this most certainly makes for an interesting listen. Whether it makes a good one, we’ll leave you do decide.

Track after the jump…

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  1. BeyondGossip.Com June 16, 2011

    Reminds of something Fiddy would do! It’s aight.

  2. Haiku June 16, 2011

    Ive never heard of this person.

    First Impressions:

    Good flow
    Interesting production
    nothing impressive
    unless the video is KILLER i cant see this doing well as a single (and even if the video IS killer the song just sounds a lil “empty”)
    maybe it’ll create hype as a buzz single?
    if this was a random on YT or an unsigned artist i’d be slightly impressed but as it stands he’s on Roc Nation so it’s actually quite mediocre.
    The song ended and i actually forgot i’d listened to anything.

    in two words: “Just” “OK”

  3. Kavion June 16, 2011

    I like this track a lot. It’s very catchy & the verses are pretty good. Now I Stan for Cole, but I don’t think he’s selling out with this track. He needs exposure & this is perfect for the Summer! I have a problem with him giving his fans a FREE DL LINK on twitter. Put this on iTunes Jermaine, damn.

    The best track for the album so far is Won’t Be Long, then Lost Ones, followed by this. I still can vine to Work Out though, there’s sone hot lines & the beat’s crazy.

    This is nowhere near Cole’s best! He’s much more of a lyrical rapper with a message! Check out Show Me Something, See World, Won’t Be Long, or Lost Ones. This is just his more fun/club side. He’s like this generation’s Nas in a sense.

  4. Kavion June 16, 2011

    *vibe, *some

  5. Haiku June 16, 2011


    Well i hated M.I.A the first time i heard her and now i stan for her.
    1st impressions arent everything i guess.

    i’ll check out some of his stuff. thanks

  6. gfjfghkj June 16, 2011

    I love this, I love my boy friend. He is a nice black man. 🙂 🙂

    i met him via _____-__Blac k’ Whi te’ Fli rt * C óM__________The most successful interracial da t ing c lub. If you are still waiting for your sweet “milk” or “chocolate”, don’t hesitate to check it !! Don’t let your babies wait too long for you !!

    Blac k’ Whi te’ Fli rt * C óM—@@@@

  7. meme June 16, 2011

    Fiyah! I didn’t expect anything less from mr cole

  8. Haiku June 16, 2011

    @ Kavion

    Listened to all except “lost ones” (couldnt find it lol)
    Yea those tracks sound much deeper especially “See world”
    He talks about real issues and that’s great, especially today.
    I havnt made my mind up about him though but wish him all the best
    in the industry.

    Keep stanning

  9. MISHKA June 16, 2011

    Not good enough.

    The chorus sounds very Nate DOGG, but without Nate Dogg (R.I.P). Maybe he should get a singer on the chorus, like Roscoe Dash or Chris Brown, someone with a catchy voice.

    I hear him saying “Drop that thing down on the floor” but he doesn’t sound convincing to me.

    And there’s not a single catchy hook throughout the song.

    Overall, the song could be great if someone sits down and works on it. There’s too much missing.


    I still for the life of me can’t believe he is from fayettenam


    oops that was supposed to be a strikethrough…oh well I tried.

  12. The G-List Society June 16, 2011

    This sounds like a west coast song…from the 90’s. The rap style is borderline annoying. J. Cole is cute, but I need to hear more before I co-sign his rap talent.

  13. YOOSONDALOOSE June 16, 2011

    Like it, not too bad.

  14. Esco June 16, 2011

    Imagine a track like ‘workout’ on illmatic, lmao. If J. Cole wants a classic album, tracks like this won’t produce that outcome. He needs to rap about life again, and not about clubs & b****** like Drake.

  15. MrIncredible June 16, 2011

    He talked about this song like it was gonna be the best thing since sliced bread. I mean it’s OK, but nothing to write home about.

  16. Kisses. June 16, 2011

    Like it!

  17. Panny June 16, 2011

    i fux with it..
    …They already sending out Free test models of iPad 2..but ONLY if you live in United States..i got 2..sent 1 to my mom house & 1 to my

  18. WildChild June 16, 2011

    Ok, I love J.Cole but, this song is absolutely horrendous. WTF 🙁

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  20. True Skarlet June 16, 2011

    For now I find it alright

    Maybe if I listened to it more, it would grow on me

  21. lets be real June 16, 2011

    he can do better, he has done a lot better in the past, this is just bordering on ok

  22. nice_gurl June 16, 2011

    Nice slow beat and flow. I like it.

  23. flawda June 16, 2011

    The song is good for what it is, a summer song good enough to get radio play. He could never release songs like I Get Up, Lights Please, etc and expect to get any type of burn, mainstream America is too shallow for deep music. As for that illmatic nonsense, and album like Ilmatic would flop today if it came out, I think J Cole will make something like College Dropout more than Illmatic.

  24. Misty Jean June 17, 2011

    I like it, but when is he going to come out with anything? We’ve been hyping him since 2009.

  25. Tianna June 17, 2011

    i like j cole and this song is ok but/ ……. why does j cole wanna be so pop….. he is nas but wants to be hov….. nas had a very successful career without slling out…. cvole is not a pop star…. that is soooo ok…. he will still have a solid career…. no need to sell out man …… youre too talented

  26. N-DEE June 17, 2011

    I only got one thing to say, “Simba is back.” I f**** wit J. Cole. He is always on point and that’s what being consistent is all about.

  27. toohotfortv June 17, 2011

    Damn, I miss Nate Dogg… he would’ve killed this hook.

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