J. Cole Reveals Missy Elliott, Jay-Z Will Join His Debut Album
With less than a month left before J. Cole releases 'Cole World: The Sideline Story,' the Roc Nation signee revealed the tracklisting to his long-awaited debut on Sunday (Aug. 28), as part of his Any Given Sunday promotion.
Though Cole has been careful to skirt the question as to whether Roc Nation boss Jay-Z will make an appearance on 'Cole World,' he's now revealed a feature from Jay, as well as a host of other top shelf artists.
The 18-track album features Drake on 'In the Morning' -- previously featured on his 'Friday Night Lights' mixtape -- Missy Elliot on 'Nobody's Perfect,' Trey Songz on 'Can't Get Enough,' for which a video has already been shot, and Jiggaman on 'Mr. Nice Watch,' with production by recent Def Jam hire No I.D. on 'Never Told.' The album also features previously released mixtape track 'Lights Please' while his lead single 'Work Out' is tacked on as a bonus track.
As for the subject matter covered on his debut effort, the North Carolina rep told The BoomBox he's confident in what's he's putting out for mass consumption. "I'm very proud of what's on this album," he shared. Songs like the Missy Elliott-assisted 'Nobody's Perfect' will be a treat, according to Cole. "It's gonna create such a moment because it's so left," he explained.
J. Cole's 'Cole World: The Sideline Story' will be officially released on Sept. 27. To get more details on The BoomBox's in-studio session with J. Cole, head here.
Check the 'Cole World: The Sideline Story' tracklisting below.
2. 'Dollar and a Dream III'
3. 'Can't Get Enough' featuring Trey Songz
4. 'Lights Please'
6. 'Mr. Nice Watch' featuring Jay-Z
7. 'Cole World'
8. 'In the Morning' featuring Drake
9. 'Lost Ones'
10. 'Nobody's Perfect' featuring Missy Elliott
11. 'Never Told'
12. 'Rise and Shine'
13. 'God's Gift'
15. 'Cheer Up'
16. 'Nothing Lasts Forever'
17. 'Work Out'
18. 'Daddy's Little Girl'