J.Cole to Collaborate With TLC on “Born Sinner”
J. Cole first enlisted Missy Elliott for his debut, and now he is choosing another iconic act for Born Sinner. The “Power Trip” rapper has collaborated with TLC on his upcoming sophomore album.
He revealed the collabo during an interview with Fuse and stated the R&B duo will be featured on the follow-up to his 2011 debut Cole World: The Sideline Story.
“I wanted to go with my favorites and then have them do the things that I love them for doing,” said Cole. “Like Missy Elliott on ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ sounds like Missy Elliott in the ’90s. It’s not like we try to go do something that’s not her. She’s doing what I loved her for. Same with TLC. They doing what I loved them for. Those are incredible features. TLC, that’s like a blessing even having them. That’s crazy.”
He recorded with T-Boz and Chilli separately. “I got T-Boz in L.A. She came out to the studio. I got her part. And I got Chilli in Atlanta. Just an incredible experience getting them there.”
Born Sinner will contain other guests, but no rappers. “There’s no rap features on the album. Nobody else other than J. Cole is rapping on the album, but there’s some great features,” he said.
TLC has also worked with Cole on their first album since 2003’s 3D.
Earlier this week, Cole announced Born Sinner will drop on June 18 to compete with Kanye West’s Yeezus.
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By Sara Ergen – @ergense