Only about a year ago it was a Cole World with J. Cole formally introducing himself with is debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story. Since then we've only heard a few features and some Internet releases from the Fayetteville, North Carolina native. Cole has been busy touring the states since then, but that's not all he's been doing. A few days ago, a trailer has been released via the Internet, announcing the title and release date of his sophomore album, Born Sinner, taking everyone by surprise.
Shot in a cathedral where a young boy is praying at the alter, it's a 30-second commercial with nothing but an instrumental playing, giving the album an intriguing vibe leading to its release. Though he has been dropping new verses here and there at different shows, no one could have guessed his album was ready to go.
Going against the typical formula, the album's lead single, "Miss America," has still yet to be heard by the masses, but a trailer for the song was recently released as well, revealing a November 13 release date.
There is no word of a mixtape preceding the album, like artist usually do, but that could be a good thing. An artist's sophomore album can make or break their career - artist make the fatal mistake of releasing album cuts on various mixtapes, giving away too much too soon. J. Cole appears to be playing his cards right, though, by not flooding the Internet and radio with songs and features. All eyes are on him, especially now that his album is the first announcement for the New Year. Hopefully it will set the bar high. Born Sinner is due out on Cole's birthday, January 28.
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