j. cole 2014 forest hills drive

The secret recently got out about Beyoncé’s upcoming Platinum Edition album, and it looks like the Internet might have uncovered J. Cole’s plans to release a new project next month.

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As KTT points out, Amazon is currently offering pre-orders for what appears to be Cole’s third LP called 2014 Forest Hills Drive, due for release on December 9 via Roc Nation and Columbia Records. One user also posted an alleged screenshot from the iTunes Store promoting said album (however, a search for “J. Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive” produces no results, so iTunes may have pulled the page).
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As for the title, 2014 Forest Hills Drive is an address in Cole’s hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina that was purchased in June of this year — and, yes, the new homeowner appears to be J. Cole. KTT dug up a letter from the rapper greeting his new neighbors and inviting them to a listening session on November 29 and 30, along with a photo of him being filmed in the living room (which looks identical to the one in the house listing).

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In the chance that this is all just one elaborate troll, it’s not crazy to believe that J. Cole actually has been hard at work on his third album. In a since-deleted post on Instagram, The United Collective recently photographed Cole’s long-time engineer Juro “Mez” Davis in the studio “finishing up the last few mixes for J. Cole’s 3rd studio album.” With the record supposedly set to drop in less than a month, and his listening session taking place in two weeks, all will be revealed very soon.

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