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J. Cole – ‘Born Sinner’ Album Review

J. Cole could have called his sophomore set Confessions Of A Born Sinner. The hour-long offering plays like a recorded rip of a confessional box sit down with Jermaine, who pours out his signature “from-the-heart-shit” throughout the album’s 16-tracks. And while there’s a handful of vintage Cole here, Born Sinner also veers into previously uncharted territory for the 28-year-old, who goes to great lengths to prove just how conflicted and complicated he is. Take the bluesy “Let Nas Down” for example, the album’s most honest moment. Here, Cole tackles his own insecurities with a story of the heartache felt when the ...

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