“If you’re sharing your success and not your struggle yous a fool“
- Nipsey Hussle
The sophomore jinx is a very real thing for Hip-Hop artists, as we have seen numerous sub-par second efforts to great albums. It is tough to put an album “that good” and follow up the success of the first one, even those who have held the crown as “Best Rapper Alive” struggled with it; from the overly commercial In My Lifetime Vol. 1 from Jay-Z to Lil’ Wayne’s Lights Out, recreating the magic is hard work.
In the second episode of his Bornsinner.com series, Cole gets some insight from Kendrick Lamar. Speaking about his early music influences as well as advise from friends Jason Estrada and Erykah Badu, he drops some true gems. Born Sinner hits stores June 25th.
Cole takes it back home as Fayetteville, NC is the location for the official visual for his Miguel-assisted single, Power Trip. Cole also announced last night that his highly anticipated sophomore LP Born Sinner hits stores June 25th!
J. Cole dropped off this surprise in the wee hours of the night! Four all-new tracks along with one unreleased track from 2009. He also assures us that his sophomore effort, Born Sinner is on the way, and the album’s first single is coming this week! Hit the jump for the tracklist and download link.