For those keeping up to date on the rap scene, you’ll probably know that J. Cole was supposed to drop a single last week, which never happened. The Roc Nation rapper knew fans were wondering why so he took to UStream to explain the delay.
“I sampled a Kanye West song, but the problem is, [there’s] like five writers that he gave credit to,” Cole explained during a Ustream session. “When you’re clearing a sample, every writer has to be contacted. So you have to contact each and every one of them and get it cleared, so it’s tougher than the average one. As soon as it clears, we’re puttin’ it out.
It’s perfect for the summer. It’s beautiful,” he shared. “I can’t wait till ya’ll hear it and then hear the sample and the original and how I did it. I don’t feel like nobody would’ve thought to flip it like that or even would’ve heard that part.”
So there’s the problem, but unfortunately there’s no word on when it will be fixed. I assume it shouldn’t be too long but then again, you never know with these things. The five writers issue probably makes it quite complicated. Hopefully it will all be cleared up pretty soon.
The single will be off his upcoming untitled album which is supposedly complete, it is said to include about 15 songs with features from pretty big names, including Jay-Z. There’s no word on when the album will be released but Cole Tweeted about the completion back on May 4th, so it shouldn’t be too long before we see it.
You can check out J. Cole‘s full UStream video below.