J. Cole has released a new free EP for fans titled Truly Yours.
The project, which features five tracks, comes in anticipation of his upcoming sophomore album Born Sinner, which is currently without a release date.
In a letter posted on his website, the Roc Nation rapper explains that he's recorded four album's worth of material and that much of it will not make the album. He says that the five songs included on this EP are in their "raw form" and have "no polish." He also reveals that Born Sinner's first single will drop this week.
Check the letter and tracklist below, and download the EP here.
I appreciate you giving me the time I needed to grow, experiment, and find the direction for my 2nd album.. And I have.
Along the way I’ve recorded at least 4 albums worth of material, lots of it being unfinished demo versions waiting to be polished up, some of them are great songs and important stories that just won’t make the album (either they don’t fit Sonically, don’t fit Theme, or there’s just not enough space) .
Tonight, I want to give you a few of these songs because you deserve them. It’s hard as fuck for me to keep all this music from you for so long, so I know it’s been hard for you to wait. Thank you for your patience. Vibe out to these songs in their raw form, no polish.. just a lot of my soul..
The wait is over.
PS- 1st single coming this week. The album is hands down my best work yet. Can’t wait to share.
01 Can I Holla At Ya
02 Crunch Time
03 Rise Above
04 Tears For ODB
05 Stay (2009)