J. Cole – Miss America Reprise (Snippet)

J. Cole will be re-releasing his “Miss America” single. DJ Drama gives us a preview of the new version which will be released in the next few days. The new version comes featuring guitar riffs instead of the previous piano synths. The track  is meant to shift music in a different direction and J. Cole acknowledges it won’t be a big radio hit.

He had this to say about the track:

“To me, ‘Miss America’ shifts things a little bit, it changes the conversation it takes it in a more aggressive direction, more raw, more social commentary… Any type of commentary is good compared to what a normal single is these days. That’s my aim, is to shift culture slightly, change the conversation. Nobody expects that for your first single.”

The original version of the track was released to commemorate the two-year anniversary of Cole World’s Friday Night Lights.  The track is the first single from his upcoming album Born Sinner, set to release January 28.  The album will feature songs that failed to make his debut:

“I don’t know how many, but I got songs that didn’t make the last album that are automatically going to make this one,”

What are your thoughts on the new version?