J. Cole previously revealed that he plans to drop a mixtape before releasing his upcoming debut Cole World: The Sideline Story. Speaking with Hard Knock TV, the Roc Nation rapper elaborated on his plans for the offering, which he intends to release at the end of July or early August.

“I got so many songs. I went through a period where I was trying to make a lot of singles for the album. Not a long of singles, but I was trying to find a single, so I came up with some real good ass songs,” he explained. “Some of them were singles, some of them were songs that I wanted to put out. It’s not going to be a Friday Night Lights or Warm Up album style, but it’ll be fun, it’ll be very good music. I’m not going to call them throwaways, because I love them, I ride around playing them, but they just not gon’ make the album and I don’t want to wait a year for you to hear them. So I think there will be one.”

As for putting out the mixtape ahead of Cole World’s September 27th release, Cole says he wanted to hold off so as not to get in the way of the album single, “Work Out.”

“Late July. I don’t want to get in the way of the single. I want to give it time at radio. So late July, early August. I’m not going to lie, I’m already fiending to put it out. I’m already thinking about skits and things like that, freestyles and things like that.”

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