J. Cole has been pretty quiet since releasing his “Miss America” single from his upcoming sophomore album Born Sinner. Tonight the North Carolina native ends his silence, by releasing a batch of five songs in their raw, unpolished version that will not make the upcoming album. As he explains in his letter to the fans, he has recorded almost four albums worth of material, and there are some “that just won’t make the album.” Download the group of songs below, and we can expect the first official single from Born Sinner later this week.
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.
J. Cole – Yours Truly EP (Tracklist):
1. Can I Holla At Ya
2. Crunch Time
3. Rise Above
4. Tears For ODB
5. Stay (2009)
Download: J. Cole – Truly Yours