J. Cole Says Debut Due For October Release

posted Wednesday June 30 ,2010 at 07:26PM CDT | 51 comments

J. Cole Says Debut Due For October Release

The Fayetteville emcee says he's almost done with his first album, 'Cole World,' and that Roc Nation founder Jay-Z is "impressed" with it.

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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  • Shane
    J. Cole is gonna be that immensely talented rapper thats respected by everyone and considered one of the GOATs but is probably gonna stay in those hip hop circles where real fans will buy his albums, but he'll get mostly overlooked by the pop music crowd with the exception of one or two songs that were made specifically for radio. My Top of All Time: Eminem Tech N9ne J. Cole Lil Wayne I listen to these the most...idc much about Tupac and Biggie so don't hate me for not including them and including Lil Wayne...they were good and all n two of the best but i like these more.
  • KicKinKNowLedge4
    I been wanting this J. Cole album to come out since the last year of august. Fan since the come-up, I can't wait for it!!! I hope he lives up to the hype of it being a classic album. Hopefully the release will be sooner than October 26. Hurry J.!
  • ChrisTG
    I can't wait for this album to come out, 2010 is a great year already had Nas & Damian Marley, and if J. Cole delivers his album this year, along with Lupe, and AZ... On J. Cole though, I hope he don't feature anybody 1 or 2 at most and who he does it better be somebody legit, like Lupe or maybe Em, that'd be nice. Not nobody from Young Money, PLEASE.
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  • mayonesebenz
    Jay Z will teach J Cole to be commercial on the next hit single. Jim Jonsin with J Cole? I smell a hit record... hope it's poppin
  • @classicmaterial
    can't wait to hear this album in 2011
    • ipserv
      hahahahah real talk
  • bswift77
    Looking forward to the album. I didn't know he was in the studio with No I.D. That should be good for him to be with an experienced producer like No I.D. Please J. Cole just tone down soo many N word references and Bitch and Ho references. You're a talented emcee and college graduate don't dumb down the content for nobody!!!! St. Louis Stand Up!! Holla!!
  • Mark Seven
    Should be good. But havin features is a part of Hip Hop, especially the good ole posse cut. Grab sum of the best and brightest emcees and do one good banger together.
    • flakiito
      i have to concur with you but maybe sprinkle it through out the album with some new dudes. Cole definately needs to put Wale in there. A track with B.O.B. would be cool and maybe Nipsey on a banger like he did on the Killers track with Drake. Cole will probably have Jay on there but I want to see him come out with someone like Common or Lupe on a track. Shit...maybe Nas. He needs to stay away from going too too commercial. The Roc Nation mixtape is serious.
  • BLACK_Kiing
    I heard this guy and he isn't all that impressive in my book. The Jay-Z co sign means nothing, because Jay-Z has never had an artist of his go platinum. Cam'ron already had a name in the game before he came to Roc a Fella and Memphis Bleek never blew (even though i think he nice), so this J Cole kid will probably do Kid Cudi numbers. Besides that fact, when them hateful, living in the past New Yorkers realize he from North Carolina, they are going to salt him anyway. I agree with only one thing, don't put more than 2 features on your debut album. Drake had way too many features and way too many executive producers on his debut. I hope the young boy does well, but he from North Carolina, so let the hate begin.
    • Super*
      Seriously? have u listened to the warm up? And I mean "listened" or did u just skim through it! smh Cole is real, and obviously over your head..
    • Brandon
      Kanye west idiot.
    • shanepeters13@msn.com
      and rihanna....lol...and everyone dat knows who j. cole is knows hes from north carolina. he mentions it in almost every song in one way or another. n yea the album will be a classic. i really want an eminem collabo but it doesn't have to be on his album, it could just be any random song.
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