As posted in the previous post, J. Cole has released a five-track mixtape entitled Any Given Sunday #1, with many more things to come every Sunday until the album drops. This track is the first track and a new song given to us by Cole, “Like A Star”. Cole said he was saving this track for his 2nd album but due to circumstances out of his control, he gave it to us now. It’s a safe bet that those “circumstances” were sample clearances as the song samples beautifully “Like A Star” by Corinne Bailey Rae, a track I used to listen to a lot back in the day. The entire song was amazing, even when Cole began to mutter/sing the bridge from the original song. Wonderful. I even detected some old school hip-hop beats in there somewhere. It’s an amazing track and we are lucky to get it this early. Cole World: The Sideline Story. September 27th. Enjoy.

-HB