Published Feb 12, 2013Early this year, rapper J. Cole opted to delay releasing Born Sinner, the proposed follow-up to 2011's Cole World: The Sideline Story. While that release has shifted from its previously planned January 28 release date to an as-yet-undetermined time, the spitter is at least giving fans a few freebies via an online EP titled Truly Yours.
Last night (February 11), Cole let loose a few tracks he knows won't be making the new disc, but was nonetheless proud enough to show his fans. He also attached a note to the tracks, which explains that he's still hard at work on Born Sinner, and that it's first single should arrive later this week.
It's time. 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..
You can download Truly Yours here.
1. Can I Holla At Ya
2. Crunch Time
3. Rise Above
4. Tears For ODB
5. Stay (2009)