Life & Rhymes: The Inspiration Behind J. Cole’s “Crooked Smile”

By: 10.24.13

MTV takes a trip to Jamaica, Queens to chop it up with J. Cole on his old stomping grounds. In the clip, the Born Sinner emcee discusses his struggles before the acclaim, how his insecurities become solidified, leading him to create “Crooked Smile,” and then tale of how a random elevator encounter that birthed the song’s chorus.

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