Coming as a surprise in the wee hours of the night, J. Cole delivers us not one, but five brand new tracks as something to hold fans over till the release of his sophomore album, Born Sinner. Released via his blog, Grown Simba attached an open letter to all the dreamvillains explaining what’s been going on in his world…
I appreciate you giving me the time I needed to grow, experiment, and find the direction for my 2nd album.. And I have.
Along the way I’ve recorded at least 4 albums worth of material, lots of it being unfinished demo versions waiting to be polished up, some of them are great songs and important stories that just won’t make the album (either they don’t fit Sonically, don’t fit Theme, or there’s just not enough space).
Tonight, I want to give you a few of these songs because you deserve them. It’s hard as fuck for me to keep all this music from you for so long, so I know it’s been hard for you to wait. Thank you for your patience. Vibe out to these songs in their raw form, no polish.. just a lot of my soul..
The wait is over.
PS- 1st single coming this week. The album is hands down my best work yet. Can’t wait to share.
I was already anticipating J. Cole’s new album since I’ve been a huge supporter since 2009 as to me he is one of the illest story-telling emcees. But after reading his words and the confidence portrayed, it’s safe to say my expectations for Born Sinner just sky rocketed.
01 Can I Holla At Ya
02 Crunch Time
03 Rise Above
04 Tears For ODB
05 Stay (2009)