Missy Elliott Thinks J. Cole Is Perfect

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28:  Rapper J. Cole attends Cash Money Records' Lil Wayne album release party for "Tha Carter IV" at Boulevard3 on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28: Rapper J. Cole attends Cash Money Records' Lil Wayne album release party for "Tha Carter IV" at Boulevard3 on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images) Photo: David Livingston/2011 Getty Images

His vocal fans have been making this case for a while now, but if you need some A-list sweet-talking to convince you that the Jay-Z protégé is worth a listen, that’s now available, too. “Nobody’s Perfect,” an early standout from the just-leaked Cole World: The Sideline Story, features Missy on the hook, singing (but not rapping, sadly) about how J. Cole is perfect — for her. But will he meet your needs? If you’re in the market for a laid-back jam about hanging out in Barbados and partying with Jay-Z and Rihanna, plus a “pirahana/dishonor” rhyme, then yes. Speaking of Jay, Vulture was happy to see that he finally broke down and gave his buddy a verse (on "Mr. Night Watch," which you can check out here). Merry Christmas, J. Cole! That should take the sting out of an album leak, at least.