Rapper J Cole’s album 2014 Forest Hills Drive has leaked a week ahead of its scheduled release. We’re not going to link to the download anywhere (because we like working and it’s a safe bet that the record label would end our life) but the fact of the matter is that if you want to find it, you will.
The leak must be especially hard for J Cole because he’s worked so hard on making sure the promotion of the album is different than anything that’s ever come out. There are no singles. There were limited listening parties–Cole visited one fans’ house to play 2014 Forest Hills Drive and then travelled to his old childhood home where he invited a few other enthusiasts to listen to it too.
Now it seems that plan might have backfired.
What we will say is that even if you do decide to illegally download it early, you should go ahead and buy the album anyways because it’s that damn good.