J.Cole On Trimming His Debut Album

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Cole typed this cryptic message last week. He says he’s having a tough time narrowing down the tracklist for his debut album. One of the pending songs is “Never Told” produced by No I.D. Let’s see what he do wit’ it.

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  • james bond

    nigga do the Raekwon, and throw everything on there…lol…you may get “Time” magazines #1 album of the year. 18+ are STILL the requirement…nigga droppin’ 13-14 cuts and getting away with lackluster efforts (fab included)

  • james bond

    and another ??? …does he have a album title set yet????

  • B.Dot

    yeah, but its a secreeeeeet

  • Nathaniel

    i say 15 is solid. the average listener’s attention span is short as fuck these days. if he can sequence 15 perfectly, make it all fit a mood and title the album appropriately, theme it, all that shit. he can get a freshman effort out that’ll be timeless. but that 15 gotta be so tight it’ll damn near bust out the seams.

    and please be conscious of your brand nigga. take your time, but don’t take too much time. yep…the next move gotta be your best one, so calculate. most rappers these days think they gotta saturate the fuck outta the game because that’s what wayne did to set up that 1 mil the first week….but no. that was his path, ya’ll other niggas are gonna have to do it different.

  • Dashing

    ^ Nah, the only thing that prevented Cuban Linx 2 from being a classic as opposed to a very good album was the few filler tracks. If they cut 2 of the weaker songs off it, it would have been classic.

    Likewise with Blueprint 2.1 vs Blueprint 2.Some of the best albums are shorter and more potent (a la Illmatic).

  • Nathaniel


    it ain’t “Cole World” or “Cold World” is it? i keep hearing that nigga shout that out. i damn sho hope not….

  • Dashing

    ^I was late. that was actually @ james bond.

  • jodirt

    i think 14 is perfect

  • word is bond, [pun intended lol] fabs album was trash. j.cole’s shit will be indeed the dopest fckn album in recent memory, mark my words. dude has the whole package to be one of the dopest rappers of our time.

  • Cheezydodo

    well both of his mixtapes had 20 plus songs and they both was classics


  • This dude does more talking then he does recording obviously, step your game up & put some music out…….

    lol @ J.Cole being “one of the dopest rappers of our time”

    There’s a list a 100 rappers strong at the least that were supposed to be the next best thing, let your work speak for you….don’t pull a Drake and go on about your album for a year that no one has ever heard.

  • Nigga 18 for a debut is required!!!! Kanye did it with 2 albums! I hate when niggaz do 10-14 songz (Yes, Common, ur my nigga, but that shit is highly frustrating when u wanna hear more and u can’t) He should put it all on there. No Japanese bonus cuts, no rapradar bonus cuts 6years later on no unreleased shit, none of that. Remeber what u said Jay said (I think lol): U have ur whole life to make ur album. All the things u’ve experienced lead up to that debut.” We need it all Cole. Don’t short change a nigga. Lol.

  • @AirEmOut

    At least the nigga’s actually talking and putting out new verses at shows. Dre’s been takin pics with the weirdest ppl every fuckin week for months, done Dr. Pepper commercials, HP commercials, Beats by Dre @ Best Buy promos, and he’s even about to practice w/ the fuckin Red Sox and Yankees (Why???), but he hasn’t put out ONE fuckin song….Sooooooooo…calm down nigga. He’s doin what he gotta do. It’s called PRESS. He IS a new artist. Dre’s been around for 2 decades damn near and been promising us the mythical “Detox” for just about a decade.

  • bout-my-paper

    y’all should post more links. your posts plus links equal truly documenting.

  • He came up, warmed up, so next up — THE BLOW UP!!
    F#$k what u heard…J. Cole = The Truth!

  • flawda

    smart move not putting out another mixtape or flooding the market with music. I’m sick of all these mixtapes and poor quality albums (coughs…lil wayne). I would much rather a dude focus on making a great retail album and stop wasting verses on mixtapes. I can’t wait for his album to drop!

  • B.Dot

    y’all should post more links. your posts plus links equal truly documenting.

    got two more clips. good ones too.

  • you guys MTV’in this interview

  • B.Dot

    i always do! always have.

  • Dark NYte

    Hes right about not over saturating the market with his material. to many artist are doing that and people get tired of their songs. Gotta keep a limit of songs out there. keep the people hungry so when drops the album people will be satisfied. so yeahhh.

  • mac DIESEL




  • ayooooooo

    J. Cole is always on top of his shit. Man, other rappers need to take notes from this guy, not just lyrically, but his career moves as well. You can tell Cole got a deep understanding of how the game works.

  • jaykobe2224

    Cant Wait This Summer J cole N Loso Way 2

  • Lucia

    On wiki it said his album was gonna be called the blowup. sequel to warm up and come up.

  • spooky

    Does anyone know about the release date yet?

  • dashing

    @ mac diesel, i like the wu reference.

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  • mac DIESEL

    @ dashing



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  • Young Mo Fo

    His album is called *** **********. He should go for 18 tracks. Look at The Game – The Documentary..Eminem – The Eminem Show…..50 Cent – GRODT………more and more show that 14 albms dont make it a better album, we want more music!

  • Young Mo Fo

    14 tracks*** dont make it a better album…Quality..Quantity.. dont focus on how many, focus on when you are finished

  • my thought

    OK everyone say how may tracks he should have on it must have not listen to his mix tape ? The whole thing is fire from top to bottom. It’s about 21 tracks. Any way congrats to j cole we were in need of some true mc.

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