Been waiting on some heat from J. Cole. He dropped this 5 track EP titled “Truly Yours” to hold everyone over until his sophomore album “Born Sinners” drops. Seems smart to release the tracks that didn’t make his album. Of this project Cole said on his Dream Villain blog,
“It’s time. 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.Truly Yours, Born SinnerPS- 1st single coming this week. The album is hands down my best work yet. Can’t wait to share.”
As Cole says these songs do have lots of his soul. They tell different stories, which is very expected from J.Cole and one of the reasons his fans love his music. From the first song you hear him rap over Lauryn Hill’s “Zion” about what seems to be a step-father that did his mother wrong. A story lots of people can relate to. Listen to the rest of his stories on the EP by clicking below for more.
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