J. Cole to Drop First Single Next Week

J. Cole

After a lengthy wait, J. Cole is finally ready to blow up in the spotlight. The Roc Nation rapper will officially launch into album mode next week when his first single arrives.

“We finally married a single and we picked it, so that’s next week. There’s no more holdup,” he told Ms. Drama TV at the BET Awards nominations press conference. “As of next week, you’ll see me on full-fledged promo mode.”

Without giving away a title, he did offer a few additional hints. “It’s summertime, it’s incredible. It samples one of my favorite albums from my growing up experience.”

When asked if it was a sample of his Roc Nation boss Jay-Z, he responded, “Nah, you’re in the family though.”

Cole’s debut is expected to include production from No I.D., Brian Kidd, and Danja. He will hit the road with his Roc Nation affiliate Rihanna starting in June.

Who do you think the mystery sampled artist is? Place your bets.

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35 Comments

  1. YUNG Reezy

    FIRST OFF IM EXCITED FOR THIS SINGLE TO DROP BUT J. COLE, YOU NEED TO ORGANIZE YOUR PRIORITIES BRAH. ALBUM NAME FIRST THEN SINGLE AIGHT?! BUT I REGRESS, I’M EXCITED TO HEAR SOME NEW J. COLE

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    Name Here Reply:

    @YUNG Reezy, isnt the name cole world

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    tyler Reply:

    @Name Here, That was a rumor. Read this: http://www.rap-up.com/2010/11/23/j-cole-eyes-spring-release-for-debut-album-reveals-collaborators/

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    YUNG Reezy Reply:

    @tyler, THAT STORY NEVER SAID THE TITLE. IT DON’T MATTER MUCH ANYMORE, ALBUM IS GONNA DROP THIS SUMMER WITH OBVIOUSLY A HOT SINGLE I HEARD WITH THAT TREY SONGZ DUDE. #COLEWORLDNOJACKET ALL DAY

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  2. Adrian

    Kendrick Lamar :D

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  3. Name Here

    yes who dat was horrible a new lead single is good news

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    Me2 Reply:

    @Name Here,
    YEAH,
    IT WASN’T HIS BEST. I MEAN “IN THE MORNING” WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER THAN THAT.
    I LOVE J.COLE, JUST MET HIM 2 MONTHS AGO & HE IS THE SWEETEST HUMBLE GUY. I CAN’T WAIT FOR HIM TO BLOW UP!!!!!!!!

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  4. Yaser Lad

    I DON’T KNOW, I FEEL LIKE HIS SLACKING. WHY SLACK WHY HIS TALENT IS OVER A 100? WINNING?

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    YUNG Reezy Reply:

    @Yaser Lad, HE’S AIN’T TAKING HIS CHARLIE SHEEN DRUGS YET.

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  5. Lolsmileyface

    So “In the Morning” and “Who Dat” weren’t the first singles after getting video treatment, download and radio?
    So I guess if this single doesn’t blow up (no pun intended), then is another song a few months later going to be the first single.
    #ohkaybye.

    Anyway, still got love for Cole, bring on the THIRD single.

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    poisoni Reply:

    “In the morning” was a mixtape track, off friday night lights (NOT off an album). who dat was the 1st single but i think is getting shelved because it didnt do as well as expected and was from like a year ago.

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    Will Reply:

    @Lolsmileyface, Those were singles off his mixtapes not album. this will be his first official single off his Debut Album

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  6. maya

    ABOUT TIME! Tired of listening to that mixtape…

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    Dell Reply:

    @maya, haha so am I and I love that damn mixtape

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  7. AAA

    Finally j.Cole!!!…bout time that sexy ass made his official single….

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  8. 106

    I can’t wait for this one.

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  9. 106

    Nas

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  10. JLuv11

    I think its a K.West sample…saw in a interview that he remembers the College Dropout well…possibility

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  11. Ice

    I CANT FREAKKKKKKIN WAIT. I hope it samples…..something hot. =P

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  12. TeNe

    Cole World!

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  13. Drew

    FINALLLYY!!!!

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  14. Colefanatic

    He is Going to sample Tupac’s classic song To Live In Die In L.A. In many interviews Cole has expressed The Mackeveli Album is his fav.It’s going to be a summer banger like a new school verson of Pac classic To live in Die in L.A!!!!

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    tj Reply:

    @Colefanatic, it gonna sample either kanye r big pac isn’t in the dam with jay z

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  15. tj

    Fam

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  16. Lil' Nello

    Can’t wait for Cole’s single to finally drop next week!

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  17. TakeCare

    Cole World, Take Care

    Leggo!

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  18. MysteryArtist

    Everyone should know the mystery sampled artist is MoneyMusic410.Com .

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  19. TheRealT3

    Nas is my guess.

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    aaliyah Reply:

    HALLELUJAH…..
    Halle-fuckin-lujah.

    And I have no idea who the sample could possibly be.

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    Yas Reply:

    @TheRealT3, Was gonna say Nas too – people were saying his album was like a new generation Illmatic.

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  20. Real Issh

    I can’t wait , I will be buying thee album as soon as it hit stores .

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  21. NED

    Nas or Tupac, he’s the closest to them

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  22. Austin

    In the family….obviously Kanye West. Kanye’s my favorite artist too. And J. Cole’s a close second. So pumped if it’s Kanye.

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  23. Yas

    I still don’t know wtf he’s going on tour with Rihanna for? Wrong demographic! But this new about the single and album dropping soon is DOPENESS!

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  24. R.C.

    he didnt announce his album title yet…i can’t blame him though, because these days everybody albums are getting leaked. and if people dont have a title they dont know what to look for. smart move on cole’s behave. in the morning was off the mixtape friday night lights and who dat was kinda like a warm up single. getting him out in the public eye. in which it did. i think his first single is gonna be something amazing.I HOPE HIS ALBUM IS A CLASSIC. THE GAME NEEDS IT.

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