J. Cole’s follow up album to his 2011 debut, Cole World: The Sideline Story, will be released in about a week. There is a lot of buzz surrounding the new album after Cole pushed the album’s release to compete with Kanye’s Yeezus on June 18th. Cole made it clear that he wanted to compete with Kanye and may have also been inspired by Ye’s marketing when he hosted a listening session with fans in 9 cities at the same time. Cole’s innovative approach may have caused the album to leak, but in this day in age albums leaking before their release is almost inevitable.
Update: J. Cole has moved up the release date of his album. He has changed the date to June 18th. Not sure if it’s a good move to release an album on the same day as Kanye West, but we will find out how it turns out for him soon.
Born Sinner June 18th
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) May 20, 2013