Pretty cool interview with J. Cole on the differences between prepping for the new album and his first release, the duality he’s experienced all his life and how that translates into his music. Safe to say that Born Sinner has a lot of people out there fiending for a new set of music from one of Hip Hop’s most promising stars.
Originally posted on AllHipHop.com:
(AllHipHop News) Roc Nation emcee J Cole says he took a new approach to forming his upcoming sophomore album Born Sinner. The North Carolina native spoke with Fuse and shared that he changed his writing style and his method for song selection on the new LP.
Cole drew inspiration for taking a different route with the latest project from reading Julia Cameron’s international bestseller The Artist’s Way. The book helped him overcome writer’s block and influenced him to start writing on paper again rather than typing lyrics into his phone.
“I don’t know how I found out about this book. It found me,” said Cole. “Basically, what it wants you to do is to wake up in the morning, and the first thing you do when you wake up is write three pages freehand, non-stop.”