Thursday, 5 May 2011
J. Cole Finishes Debut Album
Two years since joining up with Jay-Z, J Cole has finally finished his long awaited album. The North Carolina-born rapper revealed the news to fans - who he acknowledged had been very patient in waiting for the release. "All singles done. Album ridiculous. Title Perfect. Music incredible," he wrote. "Thank you for your patience. Let's change the game."
Cole also released the new track 'Disgusting,' to tide listeners over until his first official single drops. "Hov say we got the 1, 2 punch ready. I say it's a even bigger combo than that!!"
Just as his 'Friday Night Lights' mixtape won critical acclaim upon it's release last yearl, fans clamored to get their copy of his latest album, causing Usershare to crash. 'Disgusting' received more than 35,000 downloads on the site in one day.
In a previous interview, the rapper stated that despite pressure from his label, the one person that he wants to appease with his debut release is himself. "I don't worry about what the world wants me to do," he explained. "I'm worrying about meeting my expectations."
Since dropping his first mixtape in 2007, Cole has had a meteoric rise - now touring with the likes of Drake earlier this year, and Rihanna next month. Although there is no official release date or title for his album, it is arguably one of the most anticipated debuts of the year.