J. Cole has a treat in store for fans before dropping his debut Cole World: The Sideline Story. Speaking with Rap-Up.com, the Roc Nation rapper explained that he plans to release a new mixtape this summer, a collection of leftover tracks that he wants fans to have.
“I’m going to go ahead and say probably more than likely this summer before the album. Because I have a lot of songs I want to put out. I don’t want to wait a year to put ‘em out,” he said. “I really love these songs, I ride around listening to these songs and I wouldn’t mind putting them out. It’s not going to be The Warm Up or Friday Night Lights , meaning that I treated them like real albums. This is going to be more of like a true mixtape. Don’t expect the album, but expect the mixtape.”
Cole, who just shot the video for his feature on Wale’s new single “Bad Girls Club,” also ran down his wish list for collaborations, naming fellow Roc Nation signees Willow Smith, Jay Electronica, Rihanna and Jay-Z.
“I’m there now, I’m at that place where my life is about to be stable. So I’d love to collaborate with young Willow Smith, who I just saw at the BET Awards, and Jay Electronica, I cannot wait to get in with. He’s a monster. Jay-Z of course, and Rihanna as well. Look out for that. I got time coming up.”
Cole World: The Sideline Story hits stores on September 27th.