J. Cole is slated to celebrate the 5-year anniversary of his The Warm Up project.
MTV has announced that Cole is slated to celebrate the release with the network’s Rap Fix program. “6/15 marks 5 yrs since @JColeNC dropped the #TheWarmUp. He and @RealSway are celebrating with a RapFix special. 7:30pm Sun on @MTVJam,” the network series says in its Twitter post.
The mixtape, which is streaming on HipHopDX, was released in 2009. Cole spoke about the effort and how it compares with The Come Up during an interview with HipHopDX in 2010.
“I think The Come Up was way more raw [than The Warm Up],” Cole said at the time. “It’s raw, just straight rappin’. I am just trying to prove I can really rap with anybody. I can hang with anybody. I was trying to keep up with the [Lil] Waynes and all that at that time. And then The Warm Up was more so me trying to show that I can put together an album and a body of work, something with songs, and a concept, and it flows, and a sequence that tells a story. So that’s more like what The Warm Up was about. I think my style was more represented with The Warm Up. That’s my style now.”
To listen to J. Cole’s The Warm Up, click here.
— MTV RapFix (@MTVRapFix) June 12, 2014