J. Cole’s Born Sinner Album Won’t Drop On His Birthday

We could’ve probably written this headline back when J. Cole originally announced plans to drop his sophomore album Born Sinner on January 28, but we figured we’d give him the benefit of the doubt since the release date coincided with his 28th birthday.

During a red carpet chat with PopStop via HipHopWired, Cole explained that he got a little too optimistic with the release date. “January 28th, that’s my birthday. It felt special to announce that,” he said. “In a perfect world it would come out on the 28th, but even when I announced that I knew that it was very far fetched.”

We’re sure fans don’t mind waiting a bit longer, especially for an album that the Roc Nation rapper is so excited about. “I don’t think it’s gonna be hard to top my first album. I don’t think that’s gonna be tough,” Cole told MTV News confidently. “I think I got that.”

“As soon as my first album dropped, all of this weight was off me and everything was flowing out and that lasted a long time, months and months. So just the freedom of not having to please the label, the machine, that was very inspiring.”

The album’s first single is “Miss America.”