13 Feb
"Great songs & important stories that just won’t make the album"

As J. Cole prepares to drop his sophomore album Sideline Story he’s apparently grown a bit anxious, and wants to share some new tunes. So he took to his website to write a little letter and offer up some music, all castaways from the album that otherwise wouldn’t get heard. Here’s what he wrote:

“It’s time. 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.”

If you can’t wait for Sideline Story, go download Truly Yours for and get your free J. Cole raps on. First single from the album is coming next week…

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