Drake may make your hotline bling, but J. Cole is trying to get into your inbox. The rapper dropped a huge surprise on three fans on Monday night, when he emailed them a sneak peek of his new mixtape a full hour before sharing it with the world.
It started with Cole tweeting that he needed an email address "right quick":
Naturally, thousands responded within minutes. The "No Role Modelz" rapper then picked three at random, and emailed those fans a download link for his Revenge of the Dreamers II mixtape. An hour later, he dropped it on the rest of us via iTunes. The nine-track compilation featuring Cole and other members of his Dreamville crew comes on the heels of the Fayetteville, North Carolina native's three Grammy nominations.
Nicely done, J! It's clear the budding icon has a special connection to his fans. Watch BET Breaks below to see how he showed a hometown fan some love at a very critical time: