Rapper J. Cole covers Rolling Out Magazine as heir to the throne, as the caption reads. J. Cole’s Cole World: The Sideline Story album will release on September 27th, and J. Cole discusses with Rolling Out Magazine what he wants Cole World to do lyrically to its audience and that is to provoke thought.
Another item that J. Cole goes into with this Rolling Out interview is how meeting and being rejected by Jay-Z is the type of drive he needed to push him even harder to succeed.
This album speaks to the type of artist I want to be. I think the album will provide thought provoking lyrics, and heartfelt stories. I want to take listeners on a ride. It shows the type of balance that I want to have as an artist. I want to be at the top of the list when it comes to rap. I want the respect of the hip-hop fans and connoisseurs. I want to be on everybody’s list.