This week if you’ve paid any attention to any form of urban media, you probably haven’t been able to escape J. Cole and the promotion of his long awaited debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story. It looks like it’s paying off, as sources are reporting that he’s set to move between 240 – 250K, and debut at the top of the Billboard charts. If it does happen, it will be the highest selling debut album since Nicki Minaj‘s Pink Friday back in December, and will be the first debut rap album to open at number one on the Billboard 200 since B.o.B.‘s The Adventures of Bobby Ray in May 2010.
Hard work really does pay off. Check out some behind the scenes footage from his featured shoot with Source Magazine below. You can get the hard copy on shelves this week…it’s a part of the special Blueprint anniversary October issue. From a style perspective… I’m loving every look. The concept: he’s every guy. I must say though, he definitely knows how to hang a suit. NICE! (I might just like a guy in a suit…but regardless…he’s looking good.) See for yourself: