North Carolina MC J. Cole is in the home stretch before the release of his anticipated debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story on September 27th and he’s finally revealed the album cover art. Shot by Leann Mueller, the photo aptly represents the stage of his life that he’s in as it shows Cole in the locker room preparing for his big moment.
He explained to Rap-Up how he came up with the title:
“I actually wanted to do Cole World for the second album title, but by the time people started suggesting it, it just kinda went all the way out the window,” he explained. “When I came up with an album title that I actually liked, it was The Sideline Story. But it felt incomplete. I felt like, ‘Oh man, let’s make it a series and make Cole World the Star Wars [with sub-titles].’ Cole World is something that my fans recognize and they love and I love it too.”
Cole also previewed a new song as part of his Any Given Sunday series and I have to say that this all makes me very excited for the album. September 27th can’t come soon enough!