Roc Nation emcee J. Cole surprised his fans early Tuesday morning by dropping a previously unannounced new project.
Cole announced the release of Truly Yours, a 5-track EP, on his DreamVillain blog.
In a letter addressed to his supporters, Cole explained that while he continues to work on his sophomore studio album,Born Sinner, he felt he needed to share some of the material that wouldn’t make it on to the follow-up to Cole World: The Sideline Story.
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“It’s hard as f**k for me to keep all this music from you for so long, so I know it’s been hard for you to wait,” wrote Cole. “Thank you for your patience. Vibe out to these songs in their raw form, no polish.. just a lot of my soul..”
The opening track, “Can I Holla At Ya,” features Cole rapping about a past love, issues with his stepfather, and an old friend who’s now addicted to drugs over Lauyrn Hill’s “Zion.”
The Fayetteville, North Carolina native also jumped on a Nas track for his version of “Stay,” and he addresses social issues on “Rise Above.”
In another bit of big music news, Cole also announced in his blog post that he will be releasing his next single this week.
He did not reveal the name of the song, but he did add that he believes his new LP will be his greatest project to date.
“1st single coming this week. The album is hands down my best work yet,” wrote Cole.
Cole had previously released the buzz single “Miss America” last November. Born Sinner was originally scheduled to be released on January 28th but has been delayed to a later date.
To download Truly Yours visit www.dreamvillain.net