J. Cole Says Debut Due For October Release

posted June 30, 2010 07:26:00 PM CDT | 44 comments

Last week, North Carolina native J. Cole gave some details to radio personality Jenny Boom about his anticipated debut album, Cole World.

"I'm practically, almost finished," he said laughing. "Every song that's on my album is there now. It's just about tying up the loose ends. One song needs like two verses, [another] song still needs some instruments. But I do finally have all the songs that are going to be on my album. I was missing, like, two songs before."

The Roc Nation artist has released two mixtapes, both critically successful, and said he hopes audience will enjoy his debut. He added that Roc Nation founder Jay-Z was impressed with tracks he's listened to, as well as Cole's initiative to produce songs on his own.

"[Jay-Z] is super impressed. I think he's more so impressed with the fact that I kind of just did this on my own. I got in [the studio] with No I.D., but a lot of the stuff has been coming from me. So I feel like [Jay] looks at me like, 'Yo, he can really produce.'

It's been a little over a year since J. Cole released his second mixtape, The Warm Up, but he said his first LP will drop in October if not sooner.

"[The label] says October 26th. I say it'll be before that."

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