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.