Last year J. Cole made a strategic move by releasing his album “Born Sinner” on the same day as Kanye West. It was highly publicized and great promo. His album even out sold Kanye’s album but (Ye definitely won when it came to the end of the year lists for best albums.)
Which brings us to December 9th, the same day Lil Wayne has announced he is Dropping the highly anticipated, fan favorite, album series finale, “The Carter V“, J. Cole is dropping his new project 2014 Forest Hills Drive . Not so much of a big deal is being made about this potential showdown because of three reasons.
1. There is a possibility one of these albums will get pushed back.
2. It was just announced and media outlets will tackle it after Thanksgiving.
3. J. Cole’s camp is very smart about not making a big deal out of it because if his camp does it will seem like a gimmick to sell records. But if he stays quiet and just let the fans and media tell the impact of the date for him, it seems like he just happened to drop his album on the same date.
I’m a fan of both and plan on getting both. Sales are down in music this year so thank you Cole and Wayne. The industry needs it. This post is in no way meant to say that these two are feuding.