J. Cole Offers Up Born Sinner Stream After Album Leaks

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J. Cole’s sophomore album Born Sinner leaked shortly after he previewed it in NYC on Thursday night and now he’s giving fans a chance to stream the LP until they can officially purchase it on June 18.

“Thank you for the love. Rather than acting like the leak didn’t happen, here’s the official album stream for those who haven’t heard it,” he wrote on Friday evening, hours after the LP hit the net. “bornsinner.com  Album streaming now. In stores June 18th.”

During his album listening session in NYC, Cole wanted to tell a story before he hit play. He explained the journey he’d been on since signing his Roc Nation deal in 2009 and the events that led up to the new track “Let Nas Down.” He admitted that the period after he released Friday Night Lights was very painful.

“The next six months of my life was literally hell, which is what this album is about,” he explained. “Going through hell, tryna make it to heaven, going through depression, trying to make it to happiness. The next six months of my life, I was making some of the worst, most uninspired music of my life.”