When J. Cole’s “Lost Ones” hit the web over the summer, it came with a note that it was actually recorded three years ago. This was back before he had a deal or had even released his first mixtape, The Come Up. But Cole was apparently so taken by the response to the song, which deals with the topic of abortion, that he couldn’t just let it sit in the vaults.
As such, he re-recorded it for his debut, Cole World: The Sideline Story, and it served as one of the album’s more emotional moments. What’s more interesting than that, though, is that Cole even went so far as to shoot a video for “Lost Ones” in 2008 that only just premiered late last night. You can watch it below. [Rap Radar]