Late last night, J. Cole went to his DreamVillain website to share a brand-new release with those die-hard fans waiting on his sophomore album. If you’ve been following the Fayetteville, N.C. native closely, you’ll know that said album, Born Sinner, was originally set to drop on Jan. 28. But as is the case far too often with major label projects, the record got pushed back indefinitely.
There is good news, of course, like the aforementioned holdover release for the Cole faithful. It’s the Truly Yours EP, a collection of five never-before-heard songs including one from 2009. As the rapper-producer wrote, these are all tracks that don’t fit into Dream Villain for a number of reasons. That being said, he believes that they’re too important not to be heard. Grab the EP below.
Download: J. Cole – Truly Yours [AudioMack]
Below, read what he wrote regarding the EP.
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.