J. Cole spent today morning promoting his song ‘Miss America’ being included in the soundtrack of UBISOFT’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist video game. Mikey Fresh from Miss Info caught up with the rapper who remained tight lipped about Kendrick’s ‘Control’ verse.
He did however reveal that he’s re-shooting the video for ‘Crooked Smile’ as he isn’t happy with the first version.
“We have to re-shoot it. It came out nice but it just didn’t come out exactly how I wanted. It’s such an important song so I want the visual to match. If this was my first video than I would have panicked. We had to re-shoot “Work Out,” too.”
Jermaine also gave props to Macklemore and expressed how Pop radio isn’t playing Rap like it used to back in early 2000s like ‘In Da Club’.
“ [“Crooked Smile”] deserves to be the number one record in the country. I think Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” gave me hope for a song like this. I think he kinda… as weird as it is, and it’s always happens like this, the White boys got to open the door for Black people at White radio. It happened with Elvis, Eminem, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, and now hopefully Macklemore with a song like “Thrift Shop” can allow “Crooked Smile” to get its proper shine at Pop Radio. Honestly, you can’t name me many songs better than… I don’t mean to sound crazy, but better than “Power Trip” as singles. They should have gave it a chance at Pop radio. All these Pop PDs weren’t giving rap a chance at all.”