Exclusive: Hear J. Cole's New Song With Drake, 'In the Morning'

November 11, 2010 5:20 PM ET

J. Cole — In The Morning feat. Drake (Prod. by L&X Music) by JCOLE

Listen exclusively here to the J. Cole, Drake collaboration "In the Morning," off J.'s new mixtape, Friday Night Lights, which comes out Friday.

The Jay-Z protégé has been building a solid rep over the past three years, both from his earlier mixtapes The Come Up and The Warm Up and from his guest spot on "Star Is Born" off Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 LP. His official debut LP will be out early next year, and he'll be touring Europe with Drake in January.

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“Bird on a Wire”

Leonard Cohen | 1969

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