It was released on November 12, Cole's previous leaks and freestyles,  however, Cole later stated it would have original material. The mixtape has been viewed over 4,, times, streamed over 1,, times, and downloaded over 1,, times on mixtape site DatPiff. However, because the label did not believe it would sell, Cole released the original songs with extra freestyles as a mixtape, but was forced to redo the entire album. Producers who contributed to the tape are J. The bonus track on the mixtape, " Looking For Trouble " was released for free on November 7, by Kanye West as part of his series G. Fridays where he released a song every Friday for multiple months until Christmas of I got the beat the night before from my manager. But nobody told me they wanted to do it for G. Friday, and definitely not that G.
Jermaine Lamarr Cole born January 28, , known professionally as J. Cole is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and record executive. Born on a military base in Germany and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina ,  Cole initially gained recognition as a rapper following the release of his debut mixtape, The Come Up , in early Intent on further pursuing a solo career as a rapper, he went on to release two additional mixtapes, The Warm Up and Friday Night Lights , after signing to Jay-Z 's Roc Nation imprint in It debuted at number one on the US Billboard
American hip hop recording artist J. Cole has released five studio albums , one live album , three compilation albums , two extended plays , three mixtapes , 54 singles including 22 as a featured artist , two promotional singles and twenty one music videos. Cole first took up rapping in his teens, collaborating with the local Fayetteville hip hop duo Bomm Sheltuh. Cole's third mixtape Friday Night Lights was released on November 12, It debuted at number one on the US Billboard , with first-week sales of , copies. Cole's second studio album Born Sinner was released on June 18, The album also went on to sell , copies in its first week, and became the first rap album in 25 years to be certified platinum in the US with no guest appearances. Cole's fifth album KOD was also commercial success, as both the album and its individual tracks broke numerous streaming and chart placement records. Cole became the very first musician ever to debut three new songs inside the top 10 on the Billboard Hot