J.Cole is already on to the next. With Born Sinner hitting shelves just over a week ago, the rapper — currently on the "Dollar and a Dream" tour — stopped by Houston's 97.9 The Box radio station, announcing that his Friday Night Lights and The Warm Up mixtapes will be up for purchase.
"The classics that I had, I didn't get a chance to like, have those be commercially sold," he told radio personality Devi Dev. "That was the only part that was missing."
According to Cole, Born Sinner's success (a No. 2 debut pushing nearly 300,000 copies in first week sales, bowing only to Kanye West's Yeezus) encouraged the new releases. "Now that this album is doing well, my next plan is to release those commercially."
Friday Night Lights dropped in November 2011, just ahead of the 28-year-old's first album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, and spawned heaters like "In the Morning" featuring Drake. The Warm Up came a few months earlier and features "Lights Please," the track Jay-Z listened to before signing Cole to Roc Nation.
The "Power Trip" rapper is generous in giving back to fans, but putting free music up for sale has nothing to do with money. “I don’t care if they sell a thousand copies," he said. "It’s just to get them the proper [recognition] that they deserve."
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