With his Born Sinner album in stores, J. Cole stops by Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club to talk about his history, share some stories, and more.

During the chat, the Roc Nation rapper reflects a little on his trip around, during the lead up to his Cole World debut, explaining how much of a struggle it was to initially get a release date; and “Work Out” not getting a good response at first, and Nas not believing in it.

Later, Cole breaks down the Born Sinner cut, “Let Nas Down,” and where that concept came from.

Also, during the interview, he touches on his thinking behind picking the same release date as Kanye West; why he chose to get a college degree, instead of dropping out and focusing on music; and getting love in North Carolina.

Born Sinner is outnow. Order your copy at