J. Cole brings a true tragic story to life in the official clip for “Crooked Smile.”
In the short film, the Roc Nation rapper puts on his acting cap and plays a drug dealer living with his family in the suburbs. Even though there weren’t lines to rehearse, you can feel the emotions played throughout the five-minute dramatic clip. At the end of the video, Cole ends with a message, “for Aiyana Stanley-Jones and please consider your war on drugs.”
The TLC-assisted track appears on Cole’s sophomore album, Born Sinner, available on iTunes. Watch the video below.