J.Cole Targets December for Debut, Wants Classic LP
Rookie sensation J. Cole is not letting his growing popularity rush the completion of his debut album for Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.
In a recent interview with NY Daily News, the Fayetteville, NC native explained that he hasn’t released the title of his album, correcting earlier erroneous reports that he had named the project Cole World.
“I still haven’t brought out the title for the album because I want to bring it out in my own way,” he verified. “But we still got time before the album comes out. It should be no later than December.”
J. Cole had spent the majority of this year working to have the LP out by October 26.
Unlike most rap debuts, he’s hopeful to keep the guest appearances limited to just his mentor Jay-Z.
Cole also alluded that the pushback’s reason is due to his focus on putting out a debut album that will have legs into the next decade like his inspirations Nas (Illmatic) and Jay-Z (Reasonable Doubt).
“It seems like every time I get in the studio the album changes a little bit and gets bigger with each song I do,” Cole disclosed. “The importance is that the music sounds special and will be something that’s around in the next 10 years.”
J. Cole’s debut will be the first album outside of Jay-Z for Roc Nation.
Cole will be in Atlanta tomorrow night (August 25) courtesy of Rival Entertainment to perform with Wale at Center Stage.
Tickets can be purchased at http://www.ticketalternative.com.
Excerpt from HipHopDx.com