J. Cole says that he delayed the release of his sophomore album, Born Sinner, to make sure that he was on “the same frequency,” as the rest of his creative team. Via Hip Hop DX:

In an interview with MTV News, Cole explained why the album didn’t drop as planned. “[Roc Nation and Columbia] were cool with it, like 'Whatever you wanna do,’” said Cole of the original release date.

However, Cole realized that the original release wasn’t going to be feasible. “Really that was a bad move. We decided that we got everybody playing on the same team and the same frequency. This is the sophomore album let’s not fuck around.”

“Let’s really roll this out right, get the proper single, get the proper videos, proper brands,” he continued. “There are certain things that you can line up to make an album feel bigger.”

He added that he already feels more in sync with Columbia and Roc Nation than he did on his major label debut Cole World: The Sideline Story.

“On this one we’re getting full label support. We got a sync about us this go 'round that was not there on the first one, and it’s a beautiful thing.”

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