J. Cole Announces Sophomore Album ‘Born Sinner’

Born Sinner

Prepare for a Cole Winter. J. Cole took to his website Dreamvillain on Monday night to reveal the title and release date for his sophomore album.

Born Sinner, the follow-up to the Roc Nation rapper’s 2011 debut Cole World: The Sideline Story, will arrive on January 28, 2013.

He posted a teaser video in which a young boy prays at the alter at church. He holds up signs that reveal the title and release date before the lights go off and the music sets in.

Check out Cole’s big announcement below.

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45 Comments

  1. realshit

    ready for it

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    Pereezy YMCMB MMG Reply:

    @realshit, Yeah!!! Cole World All DAy, Everyday… Muchhhhhhhhh Loveeeee

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  2. adrian

    Can’t wait!

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  3. Gyary

    Oh yes!

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  4. youwannaknow

    SOOOO READY FOR THIS!! COLE WORLD

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  5. da fan

    Im just happy he ddnt do the Cole world tittle follow up thing….not impressed by the tittle though

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    Issa Reply:

    @da fan, Agree with the first part of the statement, but let’s not judge a book by it’s cover.

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  6. Dan

    Finally!! Someone who has the balls to release their album in January! Not April, or June, or August, or especially November when it’s simple to gain sales! Hip-Hop is off to great start come 2013!

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  7. Tony B

    That’s my guy Cole’s Birthday.I can’t wait for this ALBUM.

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  8. Tev

    Same bday Aquarius doing big things

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  9. K.DOT-COLE

    cant wait for it…nd after d@ joint project with Kendrick……a Major game takeover is abt to happen!!!

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  10. ayo

    bad date to relese an album, i will definitely be pushed back

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    Dan Reply:

    @ayo, No shade towards you b/c I don’t know your fave artists, but if let’s say Nicki Minaj, Jay, Kanye, Em, Drake, or hell, even Ross dropped on the same exact day, units will move regardless. While Cole isn’t the biggest artist out there, at least he’s making risky moves, and perhaps, is doing this just for the sake of pleasing his fans and wanting to get new music released ASAP, not waiting until April when Roc Nation label says it’s okay. If more artists follow, dates like January will be the norm.

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    ayoto Reply:

    @Dan, most big artist avoid january cuz sales r just too low , and  i don’t think jcole shud risk it, except he really has a huge single out by den. Jcole will still move respectable amounts but if moved to march or april he can move triple dat amount

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    Jake Reply:

    @ayo, You are probably one of the very crab niggas who first screamed “Cole ain’t dropping” and then, after the album was released, “Cole gonna flop.”

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    ayoto Reply:

    @Jake, am a big jcole fan and  i think he should wait a bit longer before he drops it,his debut did over 200k first week and if he expects to surpass dat he really needs to push the album back a bit, cuz almost no artist does that amount in january. The smart move will be to drop a single nw wait for it to pick up and drop the album march with a single currently doin well and trust me he will do 250k plus

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    Jade Reply:

    @ayo, it makes sense… though he hasn’t put out a single yet, it’s HIGHLY anticipated. If you noticed, he hasn’t been putting much out (just a couple hot verses, snippets, & productions) but his fan base is still incredibly rising and his last album is still selling. I think it’s a perfect date, not only because the title “Born Sinner” matches perfectly with the date (his birthday), but because not much artist put out albums at the very beginning of the year. Therefore, the sales would be good. I know it’s early, but I predict it will push a good 200-250k first week. After this album, him & K. Dot are gonna drop their collab album, which will help sales for “Born Sinner” and “good kid, m.A.A.D. city… these niggas are taking charge of the game.

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    John Reply:

    @Jade, now dat i think of it, u’re so right. Can’t wait!!

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  11. Xavier

    Wow! Could’ve told us that 2 days ago at Homecoming, man. Crowd would’ve gone bananas. Carolina, nigga!

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  12. Dreamvillian

    Man..!! can’t wait….!!!

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  13. Lauren

    Great news to wake up to …

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  14. Rachel

    That J. Cole reign ….

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  15. Liam

    Hopefully, this contains a NO-ID/Frank Ocean track. Those pictures are burned into my brain.

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  16. Wonderland19

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

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  17. Grant

    Would be so dope if Cole would continue with those Any Given Sunday EPs…and whatever happened to those Cole Summer videos? We got like 3 and that was it lol

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  18. Deidre

    Damn, that should be his album cover. HOT.

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  19. Morgan

    “Storms Cloud Rising” by the Florida Mass Choir. Coley Cole just incorporated one of my favorite spirituals into this. You are hella special, boy.

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  20. Fred

    Can’t wait for this album!

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  21. flawda

    Since when did ”fans” become A and R’s and record label execs. Just support what you like financially and stop worrying about sales, i’m sure Jay-z and Roc Nation has more business sense than everyone in here,

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  22. kels

    y’all need to chill. you think cole would bring out an album in january if he wasn’t confident about his songs being a success. i will buy the album no matter the date

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  23. miles

    It’ll probably get pushed back. I say this not because of the sales thing

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    Jess Reply:

    @miles, Have you been a pessimist your entire life?

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    miles Reply:

    @Jess, How often do hip-hop albums usually get pushed back. How many times was Cole World pushed back?

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  24. More Money No Problems

    When is he releasing the first single

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  25. AllAmerykhanBoy

    #COLEWORLD

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  26. Ice

    YES.

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  27. dreamvillian

    I don’t think it will get pushed back at all he knows the fans have been waiting for a long time for this news and I don’t think he will play us like that. Cole said the second album was ready not long after Sidline Story dropped but hes a perfectionist if you want a rapper who puts out songs every week but half of them are garbage then you fckin with the wrong dude.

    What a bold move to release the album in January and even bolder move for him to call it Born Sinner you know its going to be a real hip-hop album instead of some of the watered down bullcrap artists have been putting out

    As K.Dot said the Jig Is Over AND WE WANT REAL MUSIC!

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    miles Reply:

    @dreamvillian, it has nothing to do with him playing with anybody. Push backs are label decisions not the artist decision. If J.Cole sticks to that date he will probably sell well. and even if it doesn’t sell well first weeks fans will buy it over time. But the label is still most likely going to push it back

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    dreamvillian Reply:

    @miles, I don’t understand why it would not sell though his fan base had almost doubled since sideline story come out also the label would have wanted Cole to release it the summer just past so I doubt they are having that much of a say in the release date I guess Cole stood up to them maybe?

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  28. Hakeem

    Cole going down as one of the greatest. I don’t care what anybody has to say. This album is going to put Cole where he deserves to be. It won’t get pushed back because the release date is on his birthday.

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  29. KOBE

    LETS GO ! #coleworld

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  30. unplugged

    lets get a single please cole.

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  31. g_music

    YESSS, it’s been too long!!!!!

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  32. Hip-Hop Fiend

    The good thing is January is right around the corner which means the first single should be dropping in a few weeks. I hope he gets a bigger budget for his visuals and make some dope videos. He proved to Jay-Z that he has a loyal fan base and since he produced most of his song that should coun’t for something when Roc Nation throws some money his way.

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  33. Dr DEE

    ALL I care about is the quality and growth in this next sophomore…I think Cole knows that he needs to knock this one out the park especially after his debut was decent but not what people expected of him.

    the release date seems to be somewhat to soon from now but whatever. Cole needs one helluva banging single to get the word out for this album or its down the drain for him.

    Grammy’s are more worth than any album sales or mainstream acknowledgement. Cole knows that and people should too.

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