The Roc Boys in the building! Mr. Mogul, father-to-be, and all around bidness-man, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jay-Z[/lastfm] went out of his way to publically congratulate his Roc-A-Fella signee, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]J.Cole[/lastfm] for debuting at #1 on the U.S. charts.
His album, Cole Wold: A Sideline Story, sold over 200,000 copies in its first week. With singles like “Work Out” and “Can’t Get Enough” featuring [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Trey Songz[/lastfm] burning up the singles charts, we should expect nothing less from the North Carolina native.
Jay released a press statement to share his kind thoughts:
“J. Cole’s success is testament to amazing artist development and Cole’s hard work… I want to congratulate him on a #1 album and more importantly a great body of work.“
Now, I don’t know about you, but if I was a rapper, getting the seal of approval/pat on the back from Hov is like the end all, be all. It’s like Santa Claus personally telling you that you’ve been a good girl or boy. It’s got to feel amazing. So hat’s off to the new kid on the block.
Thanks to yall, we shook the game up. No chart topping single, just 2 years of hard work, great music and real ass fans. #1 album—
J. Cole (@JColeNC) October 04, 2011
We hear he is already working on his next album. You can’t beat that work ethic! I… I work out!
“Work Out” by J. Cole