J. Cole is living proof of good things coming to those who wait. In 2009, several new rappers emerged in the game, with the focus being on Drake, J. Cole, and Kid Cudi. The first of the three new artists to drop an album was Kid Cudi. Drake followed with his debut in 2010.
Several new artists came and released their debut albums, meanwhile J. Cole continued to wait. At times, this may have been frustrating for J. Cole. Now, two years later, J. Cole has released his album and is currently the most-discussed rapper in the game.
It is safe to say things worked out for the best with J. Cole, as his album debuted at number one. Not only is J. Cole popular, he has also been met with critical acclaim. J. Cole said he received a call from Jay-Z, congratulating him, an email from Beyonce, and the most text messages he had ever received in his life, all giving him props for his sales.