After taking a three month-plus hiatus from Twitter (where he still managed to gain a million new followers), J. Cole got on stage in NYC this week and previewed a verse from a new track “Chaining Day” and addressed his absence from the web. Then he decided to follow that up with “The Cure,” over a sample of the Throne’s “Lift Off.”
“Welcome back ladies and gentlemen, to a brand new season,” he introduces the track. “So much has happened in our time a part, I cant wait to share it with you all in due time. Did you miss me? I know I missed you.”
If you were wondering why you haven't heard much from the Roc Nation rapper over the past few weeks, he had a pretty simple explanation: “I ain’t drop nothing in a while because I feel like we in this digital age where sh-- moves so fast," he said. "N----s got songs every week, you can’t even keep up with this sh--.”
No worries though, according to the latest update on his Twitter account there's plenty more on the way. "Welcome, we spent many late nights like this, with a lot more to come."