If Jay-Z is to be believed, J. Cole’s upcoming debut album is a classic. At 99% done, Cole decided to play the album for his boss and it turns out that Jay-Z was quite impressed with his protege’s work.
“When I played him the album, I could gauge his response not on what he said, but what his vibe was,” Cole said. “I linked up with [Roc Nation executive] Rich Kleiman and he said he was with Jay-Z later that night. Out of nowhere, Jay said, ‘So Cole got a classic. That motherfucker.’
The album still needs some tweaking before it hits stores and J. Cole is also waiting on a few features that he wants to make happen, one of which is from Jay-Z, which may or may not make the album.
“We’ll see. It’s very possible that he might not be on it. I feel like it’s dope as hell though,” he shares. “The whole world knows that J. Cole is waiting on a Jay-Z verse, but if it don’t happen, it don’t happen. But how ill is it that the album is called The Sideline Story, which is a metaphor for me trying to get off the bench, and I’m waiting for the nod from the coach.”
Cole World: The Sideline Story will drop on Sept 27th.