Is J. Cole planning to pull a Beyonce? According to reports, the Roc Nation rapper is prepping to release his new album in December.
As the Kanye to The forum discovered (via Rap-Up and Miss Info), Amazon posted a pre-order page for the new album, which is called ’2014 Forest Hills Drive.’ The release date is set for Dec. 9.
Another user also posted a screengrab from the iTunes store promoting the same album, although it was eventually pulled.
As far as the significance of the LP title ‘Forest Hills Drive,’ it’s reportedly the address of Cole’s childhood home in Fayetteville, N.C. The ‘Power Trip’ rapper purchased the home in June for $121,000.
KTT also found a letter from the rapper greeting his new neighbors and inviting them to a listening session on Nov. 29 and 30. There is also a photo of him being filmed in the living room, which matches the photo on the sales listing.
“If we’ve never met, I’m Jermaine, and I recently purchased 2014 Forest Hills Drive,” wrote Cole. “I grew up here with my brother and my mother, Kay.”
If all of this is true, the album will be Cole’s third studio effort following his 2013 critically acclaimed album ‘Born Sinner.’
Reps for J. Cole’s label Roc Nation nor its parent company, Columbia Records, could be reached for comment.KTT See 20 Singers’ Real Names Revealed