J. Cole is making his fans wait a little longer for his sophomore album Born Sinner. But he makes up for the delay by sharing a free collection of songs called Truly Yours. The five tracks consist of music that won’t make his album, with titles including “Can I Holla at Ya,” “Crunch Time,” “Rise Above,” “Tears for ODB,” and “Stay” circa 2009.
In a letter to his fans posted on his Dreamvillain blog, the Roc Nation rapper explains that he’s recorded at least four albums worth of material, but not everything can make the cut. He plans to release the first single from Born Sinner this week, calling the album his “best work yet.”
Grab Cole’s free songs and read his letter below.
Download: J. Cole – Truly Yours
I appreciate you giving me the time I needed to grow, experiment, and find the direction for my 2nd album.. And I have.
Along the way I’ve recorded at least 4 albums worth of material, lots of it being unfinished demo versions waiting to be polished up, some of them are great songs and important stories that just won’t make the album (either they don’t fit Sonically, don’t fit Theme, or there’s just not enough space) .
Tonight, I want to give you a few of these songs because you deserve them. It’s hard as fuck for me to keep all this music from you for so long, so I know it’s been hard for you to wait. Thank you for your patience. Vibe out to these songs in their raw form, no polish.. just a lot of my soul..
The wait is over.
PS- 1st single coming this week. The album is hands down my best work yet. Can’t wait to share.
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