J. Cole Discusses ‘Born Sinner’ Album Delay, Upcoming Short Film:
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J. Cole told Billboard on the red carpet at the 2012 American Music Awards that he wanted to “change the conversation” in mainstream hip-hop with the release of the hard-hitting single “Miss America” last week. The lead track off his forthcoming sophomore album, “Born Sinner,” is an admitted risk for the Roc Nation rapper, but one that he felt was necessary for the progression of his career.
“We have a responsibility and a certain power that comes with making the music and playing the music, and that comes with a responsibility to keep things fresh, and not to fall into the mold of what’s traditional,” says Cole. “I have singles that fall into that [mold], but if I can use my power in some kind of way, I’m going to try to use it to shift culture just a little bit.”
“Born Sinner” and its Jan. 28, 2013 release date were announced online earlier this month, although the follow-up to his 2011 debut “Cole World: The Sideline Story” may be hitting stores after that date, which doubles as the rapper’s birthday. “In a perfect world, I’ll shoot for January 28,” says Cole, “but even when I released that, honestly I knew that was very far-fetched.”