It was one year ago during this time when J. Cole had the attention of the rap world, as he had just released Cole World: The Sideline Story. A native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, J. Cole was the biggest artist from North Carolina in close to a decade. Due to his alliance with Jay-Z, many felt J. Cole could be the first artist from North Carolina to have longevity in hip hop.
After the release of his debut album, J. Cole announced he was already back in the studio working on his sophomore album. Initially, J. Cole had plans of releasing his second album in 2012, but with the year coming to a close, there has been no news about the project. However, J. Cole does have a new mixtape in the works.
Last night, several photos of J. Cole in the studio leaked to the internet. Either working on this new mixtape or his next album, J. Cole was in the studio with Frank Ocean and No I.D. The photos were initially leaked to the internet by Fake Shore Drive.
See photos of J. Cole in the studio below: