Crooked Smile


J. Cole’s latest album Born Sinner has certainly revitalized my faith in him as a talented and honest rapper.  The North Carolina native MC doesn’t seem to be holding anything back on this project and I, for one, greatly appreciate it.  He even takes some bold moves and speaks about his thoughts on his boss Mr. Hov himself.  Personally, I love the album and would recommend it to any Hip Hop head who is looking for something new to listen to.  One of my favorite tracks calls upon the unforgettable R&B group TLC for support, which only makes me love it even more.  “Crooked Smile” continues with TLC’s message of loving yourself and boosting your own self-esteem.  It’s nice to know that J. Cole is setting himself up to be a positive role model in the Hip Hop community.  Hope you enjoy “Crooked Smile.”


About Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the mainland United States, I graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and am a 2016 VONA Voices Alumna. I currently perform spoken-word in the greater Washington D.C. area and have previously performed in Philadelphia, Miami, and the Dominican Republic. Most recently, I have been published in Public Pool, Spillwords, and The Acentos Review, and Here Comes Everyone: East & West Issue.

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