J. Cole Talks Debut LP, Contemplates B-Sides Mixtape

J. Cole calls his upcoming debut project "really heavy" and considers releasing a mixtape comprised of the album's left-overs.

Ever since news broke last week that J. Cole is looking to drop his long-awaited debut this fall, fans have been clamoring to hear more about the Roc Nation signee's project. Now, in a recent interview with Billboard, Cole hints at what fans can expect to hear on his debut LP.

Cole explains that his as-of-yet untitled release is emotionally centered and "really heavy." He added that while the project fairly deep, there is a good balance between serious topics and more fun moments.

"[The album is] really heavy - heavy in a good way," he explained. "At first it hit a point where I was a little nervous; I thought it would be too emotional. But it ended up balancing really well, with fun and humor, and then some aggression, and then the really emotional-type of songs that I'm really good for. I feel like it's a really complete album."

Cole also explained that he is considering dropping a mixtape before the album's release. He says that he recorded a number of songs that didn't make the album's cu,t and that he'd like to put some of them to good use.

"If you think of how long I've been working on the album, it's only natural that I've collected an amount of songs that are really good," he explained. "I'm debating [whether to release them in a mixtape]. It might be a mixtape before the album and it might turn into something I release after the album for sale, like an EP. I just know I have a lot of good music and it's kinda like, man, what do I do with it?"

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34 Comments

  • Anonymous

    What a bunch of babies. If you like cole you will support him, if not you'll be crying about a release date. If you had any idea on how the industry worked you wouldn't be bitching in every thread. I could care less if the cd comes out a year from now or tomorrow, still going to be dope. Dude has given out 3 albums worth of solid free material and you guys are still bitching. Learn the process of making good art and you'll understand why dude is taking his time.

  • Anonymous

    everyone who tends to hate Cole now are the ones who lost patience with him after Friday Night Lights came out. I've honestly been a Cole fan since listening to The Warm Up and I'll keep waiting till he finally gets Gay-Z to fuckin release his debut within the year

    • Yaboy

      Why do people keep blaming Jay-Z? I know he's a camel and all... But it's not his fault J Cole's album hasn't been released yet. J was still working on it all this time.... He has had release dates but he kept pushing the album back.

    • Anonymous

      same here, first track ive heard was welcome by him, thn warm up tape, and i swore id buy his album. but after the long wait, some failed atempts at radio play, ive been dissapointed. like that work out song weak, disgusting weak, but then he comes back with killers and lost ones. canttake this shit.

    • Anonymous

      Yep and iam one of those people that hate on him for the amount of time he took to release his album.

  • Anonymous

    Some people haven't given themselves time to listen to J.Cole,the kid is sick...and some people just don't relate.

  • jae

    not really a fan of j cole ,

  • TAYLORD

    TAYLOR....GANG. WTF IS THIS COLE WORLD SHIT? FROWN ALOT AND MAKE LION KING REFERENCES? wowwww hahaha.... YALL SHOULD STICK WITH THE REAL, TAYLOR YOURSELF UP AND SMOKE A TAYLOR WITH SOME REAL TAYLORS BITCHES

  • kodyko

    DROP A DOUBLE DISC COLE!!!!!!! YOU DONT MAKE BAD MUSIC...NO ONE DROPS DOUBLE DISCS ANYMORE...ONLY THE GREATS HAVE..PAC..BIGGIE..BONE...MASTER P(LOL)...SERIOUSLY THOUGH..TWO CDS WITH LIKE 15 SONGS A PIECE DAMN THAT WOULD BE TOO COLD...WITH THE OLD SCHOOL FOLD OUT PACKAGING AND ALL THAT

    • Mike Meraz

      I like the way you think homie lol.. J.Cole should take note..a double disk as a deubt would be sick!! I hope it's not some Pop Shyt like everyone's been settling for. Cole wouldn't go out like that. Cole's as real as it they come. Cole World!!!!

    • Gamble

      That would be really dope. Its his first album though. He has to let the new Cole fans digest his new material before they can get in on some dessert. Cole's music is too real, these ppl might OD on it

  • weed is my bitch

    yo cole drop that mixtape from the leftovers that shit will be better than most niggaz album especially that wack jizz khalifa faggot pop shit

  • i coppin dat shit son young dirk

    i think cole will move somewhere between 250k and 350 in his first week

    • Gamble

      That's a bit exaggerated but i like where your heads at. I mean i'm a big Cole fan also but these rappers that have been around for longer couldn't even drop those kind of numbers in the first week. Especially in this music age we live in now. Look at Tech N9ne who has been around for like 15 years and he only sold 50k+ units in the first week of his "All 6's and 7's" debut. Point is that Tech had a decade to put his name out there and he only came up with those numbers. Now imagine Cole who isn't that well known yet. But Im hoping he gets as much exposure as possible so that he'll catch FIRE as his debut approaches and all that HYPE will spread like Wildfire. Regardless is gonna be a great summer for music. Remember that they still got that J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar EP coming out soon too!!

  • Anonymous

    lloyd banks collab or fabolous collab would be sick!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jeff Lowy

    Shit man I'm starting to wonder if Detox will drop first. I'm betting Jay Electronica won't see the light of day....

  • RedRocBoy

    God I hope he release a EP. Before the album that would be so dope. The offical shit from Cole the better.

  • Gamble

    Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITqRRn4Q8a8 for a live preview of the single dropping tonight. J. Cole- Work Out.....great summer track!

  • Ado Cob

    bundle up, bitches. it's gonna be a #coleworld

  • Blankhit

    OUFF SAY WORD, wat time is the track suppose to drop??

  • Anonymous

    If your dropping an album y would u wanna take a step back after that with an EP of leftovers... remember "its all about progression" dont even have to release those as a project. you can drop record after record as a buzz. at the same time i really hope you promote this album to its fullest potential because if u dont, u wont be back no matter how nice the actual content of the record is.

  • Adamn

    SINGLE DROPPING TONIGHT WHEN HE GETS OFF STAGE!! "WORK OUT" IS THE SINGLE'S TITLE. COLE WORLDDDDDDDDD

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