As if you already thought we would never actually get a debut album from J. Cole, he recently revealed to Rap Up that he is gearing to drop a mixtape before letting loose his legitimate album. The NC emcee says he simply has too much music that he wants to let go of, and of course he does. He hasn’t even dropped anything but mixtapes yet. Maybe I’m a bit salty in delayed anticipation, but hopefully we get it sooner rather than later.
While in preparation of his debut album, Cole sits down with two media outlets to discuss topics from his latest single to production, hit the jump for the second video.
SoulCultureTV caught up with J. Cole on his return to the London’s Wireless Festival this weekend, having torn down the Pepsi Max stage for his second year running, to discuss the theory behind the title of his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story [out on September 27], his fans’ mixed reactions to the project’s lead single Work Out as the follow up to Who Dat, and his understanding of the need to “play the game to change the game” with radio-friendly tracks without compromising the quality of his finished album; swearing, “I’m not gonna have an album full of pop records… I would quit before I did that.”
The only word we really have surrounding the collaborative track between Wale and J. Cole is Wale’s consistent excitement surrounding, posted on Twitter. The two up-and-comers shot the video out in California recently, and fitting to the title, Bad Girls Club reality TV star, Natalie Nunn is said to have played the lead. Let’s hope this one lives up to the self-promoted hype. Hit the jump to view a couple additional shots.
Attempting to gain a full head of steam as the release of his much anticipated album Cole World: The Sideline Story is nearing, J. Cole heads to Twitter in unveiling what appears to be a summer-long set of vlogs. Allowing fans into his day-to-day life, check the initial episode and get ready for a Cole Summer.
With intense scrutiny surrounding North Carolina emcee J. Cole and his every release these days, the Jigga-ordained spitter released, just today, his long-awaited debut album title and coinciding release date. Cole World: The Sideline Story is set to drop September 27 as the name fits perfectly seeing as Cole was a long-time hoopster himself. Of course, we can also note the correlation between his time waiting for the spotlight in this hip-hop game we’re all so fond of. Hate him or love him — this album will definitely bring a fair amount of hype. Cole world.
A hot J. Cole track has been leaked. Whether or not this will be on his debut album, Cole World, is unsaid, but keep the released tracks in rotation until it drops.
J. Cole gets ready for the summer so he can drop his debut album, Cole World. Using the ending of Kanye West’s “New Workout Plan” track as sample, Jermaine might be on one.
The full track of “Lost Ones” from the vault ris now released to the masses. J. Cole gives two sides of a story about the life of pregnancy and how common people been through the struggle about it.