There’s about to be a battle on the Billboard albums charts! J. Cole, whose sophomore album “Born Sinner” was originally set for release on June 25th, has decided to push up his release date. Why? To compete with none other than rap megastar Kanye West.
“Kanye West is one of the greatest artists of our generation,” Cole said on his official Twitter account. “Which is exactly why I’m moving my release date up.” J. Cole then announced that “Born Sinner” will be released on June 18, the same day as Kanye’s eagerly awaited new album “Yeezus” drops. Check out the album cover artwork for J. Cole’s set above and a second one below.
While this battle doesn’t exactly have the makings of say 50 Cent versus Kanye circa 2007, it’ll be interesting to see if J. Cole comes close to Yeezy’s numbers. Besides, Cole sold an impressive 218,000 copies of his major label debut “Cole World: The Sideline Story” when it was released in 2011.