J. Cole’s sophomore album Born Sinner, which is due out on June 25, has yet to be released and already the North Carolina emcee has high hopes for the project. Among Cole’s goals for Born Sinner is the opportunity to be nominated for “Album of the Year” at the Grammy’s.
The rapper also addressed the fact that on top of “Rap Album of the Year” not being televised during the Grammy Awards, it’s been quite some time since a rap album has clenched the title of “Album of the Year” at the annual award show.
“Drake won rap album of the year and they didn’t even televise it,” said Cole. “Rappers never win ‘Album of the Year.’ Even Kanye West, if any rapper deserved it in the past 10 years it was Kanye West for Graduation.”
“I’m going for ‘Album of the Year;’ I’m trying to compete with the white people, man,” the rapper added.
Cole also addressed his newly-released “Power Trip” music video and wanting to sing the chorus to the song before R&B crooner Miguel was suggested.
“I kinda like how I sound doing it,” Cole revealed, according to Radio.com. “My fans and people have never heard me like that. I played it for Jay-Z and the first thing he said–even before he said it was crazy– was ‘You gotta get Miguel on that.’”
Audio from Cole's interview with Hartford's Hot 93.7 can be found below.
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