Not only does J. Cole have material ready for his second LP…he has too many records. So many, that Cole World hinted at releasing a mixtape before his sophomore album sees the day of light.
“I got too many songs,” Cole told XXL from the Ciroc Lounge of the Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey after his Hot 97 Summer Jam performance. “I gotta figure out how to put out a project out before the album. I gotta figure that out. I have too many songs.
“I’m working on it,” added Cole, about his second album, crashing an already-in-progress interview (at 3:30 mark) with 2 Chainz and Big Sean. “It’s coming.”
At Summer Jam, Cole—who performed with a live band—had his own set, coming on the stage throwing up the Roc diamond and going into “Mr. Nice Watch” and later “Work Out.” Cole’s special guest of the night was Trey Songz, who sang the hook on Cole’s hit single, “Can’t Get Enough.”
“It’s crazy,” Cole said of getting on the stage in front of over 60,000 people. “It’s a whole ’nother feeling. I got nerves. I never get nervous before shows. I got nerves [performing at Summer Jam]. That’s how many people it is.”
Cole can look forward to performing in front of many more big crowds in the coming weeks. That’s because, Cole—like Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and French Montana—is an opening act on Drake’s Club Paradise Tour. Cole’s latest single, “Nobody’s Perfect,” featuring Missy Elliott, continues to get solid airplay on radio stations nationwide.—Shaheem Reid (@ShaheemReid)