People said that J. Cole was crazy when he threw down the gauntlet against Kanye West, vowing that his debut album would outsell Yeezy's highly anticipated opus. While Yeezus beat Born Sinner to a #1 debut, slow and steady eventually won the race: the Roc Nation rapper's album eventually outsold Kanye's. Stealing the throne from under Yeezy? Now that's something to be thankful for.
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