Roc Nation’s J. Cole is only weeks away from dropping his Born Sinner solo album but he made sure to clear up rumors and speculation of a leaked album tracklisting having any authenticity.
According to Cole, he has not yet released the project’s star-studded listing.
“Yeah, now that one is true,” Cole said when asked about a rumored TLC collaboration on the new LP. “There’s a tracklist that came out that’s false. I ain’t put out the tracklist yet. TLC is definitely true — the song’s all about embracing my little imperfections and flipping it to empower the people to embrace theirs. We got issues and flaws, they try to make us feel lesser, so that’s what that joint is about.” (“Jenny Boom Boom”)
Prior to getting shut down by himself and producer Boi-1da as false, Young Money rapper Drake’s Nothing Was The Same tracklisting appeared to have leaked earlier this week.
Another day, another alleged tracklist for a big album leaks to the Internet. Two days ago, Kanye West‘s tracklist to Yeezus leaked early, but so far no one has confirmed it was real. Earlier this evening, a tracklist for Drake’s Nothing Was The Same hit the web, which was originally posted on Dennis Graham‘s Instagram. (XXL Mag)
Last week, Cole said his new album would not feature anyone other than himself rapping.
“It’s like my favorites, I wanted to go and get my favorites and then have them do the things that I love them for doing — [TLC] is doing what I love them for,” Cole said in an interview. “Nobody else other than J. Cole is rapping on the album, but there’s some great features.” (FUSE)
Along with the bogus tracklisting, Cole recently had to dismiss another rumor about a certain track appearing on the LP.
“‘I Disappointed Nas,’ [laughs] Please put this out tonight and tell them that’s not the title of the song,” Cole said in an interview. “That’s terrible. That’s why I don’t like playing songs for people early too, because I’m into surprises. And you’ve already like kind of ruined the surprise and murdered the title. ‘I Disappointed Nas.’ And that’s my man, too. Bro’s probably gonna look at it like, ‘Jesus Christ.'” (Soul Culture UK)
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