divaTunes: 'Work Out' J. Cole
After much delay, J. Cole finally releases the official first single from his debut album, set to drop later this summer. “Work Out” samples the popular Kanye West track “Kanye’s Workout Plan.” We all know Cole for making hot samples and I must say I wasn’t expecting this. In his last UStream session, he said that people’s reactions would be something like “Oh, I didn’t think to sample that part of the song.” Do you feel that way?
He also samples Paula Abdul, singing part of her hit song “Straight Up.” J. Cole has gotten much praise for his mixtapes, but can he translate that success to his albums as well? Only time will tell.
Listen to “Work Out:”