Is J.Cole Recording New Music?

22 April 2016

Since releasing 2014 Forest Hills Drive back in December of 2014, J. Cole has elevated his game and become one of the biggest faces of hip-hop. Between HBO documentaries, sold out shows at MSG, meetings with Obama, platinum certifications and late night television appearances he's been everywhere, which is the reason it has been easy to overlook the fact that Cole's essentially released no new music for the last year-and-a-half, with no real indication of new music coming.  

Granted, there was a free-styled remix with Kendrick and a handful of Dreamville-related cuts with Cole riding shotgun, but when it comes to solo material, particularly solo material that even suggests a new album is in the works, the Fayetteville native's been quieter than a mime with laryngitis!

That might change soon. In a recent interview, producer Cardo (of “Seen It All” and “Untitled 07” fame) discussed his new-found relationship with Cole and provided what many consider the first real confirmation that Cole's been in anything resembling album recording mode.

BUT, before we get carried away, Cardo isn’t saying there's definitively an album in the works, or that the release of any new music is imminent. Until we hear that Cole himself - or Cole's right-hand man and Dreamville's President, Ibrahim Hamad, only time will tell if this record comes to fruition or ends up on Cole’s next project.

Hopefully for us South Africans, there'll be new music when J.Cole hits our shores in June.

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