J. Cole has yet to disappoint, even when it comes to shady leaks of unreleased tracks. Apparently the track has something to do with this guy, who runs this site. Originally leaked as a reference track, Cole had this to say via Twitter:
Update: Just got the full story:
“Celebrated creative mind Alex Haldi has collaborated with some of music’s biggest stars including Jay-Z, Rihanna, Big Boi, Wu-Tang, Ludacris, J. Cole & LL Cool J, and is putting the finishing touches on his own solo art event May 12, 2011 in NYC at World Monuments Fund Gallery. Exploring the human fascination with organized crime, ‘The Glorification of Gangster’ showcases some of the key players and criminal lifestyles across the globe and many generations. The art at the show will consist of three elements: Fine art (including mixed media paintings on wood), Oversized Typography Murals, and Retro Pop-Art Illustrations. Portions of work sold will be going to charity (campkayak.org).
Here is our first single – “Killers” by J. Cole
More details and music to come, keep it gangster. – Bestest Asbestos”