J.Cole (Smartly) Moves Up Album Release Date

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J.Cole was all ready to drop his sophomore album, Born Sinner, on June 25th, before news broke that Kanye picked June 18th as his next album release date. So he smartly decided to change dates and move his release up a week. Cole is a talented dude, but there's no need to get blacked out messing around with someone as unpredictable as 'Ye.  At least now, he has a puncher's chance of getting some shine.

From Hip-Hop Wired:

The North Carolina native explained the move via Twitter while sharing the standard and deluxe edition album cover artwork. "Kanye West is one of the greatest artists of our generation," he tweeted. "Which is exactly why I'm moving my release date up. Born Sinner June 18th."

The "Power Trip" rapper's move gives some breathing room to fellow Roc Nation family member Wale, whose new The Gifted album is out June 25. Also worth noting is that Mac Miller's new album, Watching Movies With The Sound Off, is in stores June 18, too.