Out of the blue, J. Cole decided to give us some music last night in a form of an EP. Truly Yours features five cuts of songs that didn’t make his forthcoming sophomore effort, Born Sinner. Here’s what he had to say about the EP below.

It’s time. I appreciate you giving me the time I needed to grow, experiment, and find the direction for my 2nd album. And I have. Along the way I’ve recorded at least 4 albums worth of material, lots of it being unfinished demo versions waiting to be polished up, some of them are great songs and important stories that just won’t make the album (either they don’t fit Sonically, don’t fit Theme, or there’s just not enough space) .

Tonight, I want to give you a few of these songs because you deserve them. It’s hard as fuck for me to keep all this music from you for so long, so I know it’s been hard for you to wait. Thank you for your patience. Vibe out to these songs in their raw form, no polish.. just a lot of my soul.. The wait is over.

Truly Yours,

Born Sinner

PS- 1st single coming this week. The album is hands down my best work yet. Can’t wait to share.

Cole previewed the direction he was going with the album on “Miss America.” He plans on releasing another single this week.

Yours Truly [DOWNLOAD NOW]

[via DreamVillian]