Well, the world didn’t end, but at least we got this cool song from J. Cole. The North Cackalacky emcee dropped the energetic '2012' in defiance of the Mayan prophecy.

"If the world ends tomorrow, damn. I would be mad as s--- for 2 reasons," he wrote on his Dreamville blog on Thursday (Dec. 20). "First, I’m not with my family. That would suck. 
What would also be wack is if I never got to drop this song."

According to Hollywood Cole, the song was produced back in the summer of 2008, way before he inked a deal with Jay-Z's label Roc Nation. "A few special songs I made that summer haven’t dropped yet. This is one of them," he writes. "Some of the most fun I ever had making a record. Alone in my room, making the beat, writing the raps, Jammin to this.
Here we are, Years Later, and right on time. Enjoy."

The song with its rollicking beat, percussion and horn blasts would fit perfectly in the disco-era, but Cole's fiery rhymes makes this a hellified end-of-the-world banger.

"I need my women a little hood / Living in a world where bad means good / That explains why the bad hoes attract me / That explains why the bad rappers go platinum… or gold these days," he raps.

"This was my first Quincy Jones moment," say Cole about the song.

It's a thrilling track, indeed.

Listen to J. Cole's '2012'