With Cole World: The Sideline just about 2 weeks away from it’s official release, J.Cole says he is more anxious then ever for the his debut to drop, plus not releasing an official album has truly benefited his career. Cole also touches on the benefits of producing for himself.
In an interview with the LifeAndTimes, J.Cole speaks on his anxiety to get the album released:
“The closer the time gets the more stressed I get, the more anxious I get. I’m just getting more, ‘Alright man, let’s go.”
Cole also touches on his growth as an artist, and how his shows have improved:
“I’ve grown as producer. I’ve grown as a rapper, an artist. My understanding of the industry has grown so much. I didn’t know nothing back then. You know what I’m saying? I just knew I could rap good and I could make good beats and I put together a good song. My show has improved like light years. My confidence and the way I command the stage. I’m still getting better or whatever, but light years and no album yet. Not putting an album out has been an advantage.”
As Cole continued he addresses the benefits of rapping and producing:
“I’m a rapper and I’m a producer. I don’t wanna have to rely on anybody. If there’s something missing I wanna get better. I’m not gonna run to the guy that can do it unless he’ll allow me to learn from him.”
Cole World: The Sideline Story will be released on September 27, 2011.
Watch J.Cole’s interview with the LifeAndTimes below