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J. Cole Announces Album Title and Release Date

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J. Cole has been keeping mum on the details behind his long awaited debut, but as his release date draws near, the Roc Nation MC is finally ready to open up. Cole took to his Twitter page to announce that the title of his album will be ‘Cole World: The Sideline Story,’ as well as the effort’s release date, which is scheduled for this fall.

Last week, the North Carolina native treated fans to the first single off the album titled ‘Work Out,’ a sample of Kanye West‘s ‘New Workout Plan’ and Paula Abdul’s 1988 single ‘Straight Up.’ For his full-length album, Cole is expected to commission the likes of hip-hop producers Danja and No I.D.
While he recently began to drop official news on the album, the 26-year-old was the victim of a leak earlier this month when his song, ‘Lost Ones,’ found its way to the ‘Net. “I think a lot of people know how much that one hurt,” he tweeted. “Much love to those who didn’t support that. If you did, guess it’s how the game goes.”

While Cole was upset about the leak, for now he can focus his energy on promoting the album, and trekking alongside Rihanna as the opener on her Loud tour, which kicked off June 4.

‘Cole World: The Sideline Story’ drops Sept. 27.


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