J. Cole had been uncharacteristically quiet with the online leaks since dropping his song “Miss America” back in November. So of course, in true Cole fashion, he drops some new ish without warning in the middle of the night for his fans via his blog. Truly Yours is a 5 track EP featuring songs that didn’t make the cut for his upcoming sophomore album, Born Sinner, for various reasons – so he’s giving them to y’all, for free. Speaking of Born Sinner, we’ll be getting the official first single off of it later this week. For now, grab the EP, and check his note to the fans, below.
1. Can I Holla At Ya
2. Crunch Time
3. Rise Above
4. Tears For ODB
5. Stay (2009)
I appreciate you giving me the time I needed to grow, experiment, and find the direction for my 2nd album.. And I have.
Along the way I’ve recorded at least 4 albums worth of material, lots of it being unfinished demo versions waiting to be polished up, some of them are great songs and important stories that just won’t make the album (either they don’t fit Sonically, don’t fit Theme, or there’s just not enough space) .
Tonight, I want to give you a few of these songs because you deserve them. It’s hard as fuck for me to keep all this music from you for so long, so I know it’s been hard for you to wait. Thank you for your patience. Vibe out to these songs in their raw form, no polish.. just a lot of my soul..
The wait is over.