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Dreamville President Dismisses Talk of New J. Cole Album

Mahlik Campbell

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) J. Cole headlines the main stage on Day 1 of Wireless Festival 2018 at Finsbury Park on July 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images)

It's really a Cole world. 😢

Dreamville President Ibrahim Hamad is keeping it real. In a new tweet, he let eager fans know that, unfortunately, there's no big J. Cole announcement in the form of an album or interview coming any time soon.

"Just to clarify, There is no Cole album coming out soon and There is no Cole interview coming up," he wrote. "Y’all be taking these IG live jokes people make too far lol. Usually I would of let y’all rock with the rumors but people really been hitting my phone too much about this 😂😂."

Chatter surrounding a secret Cole project was fueled earlier this week when EARTHGANG's Olu, one of Dreamville's lead acts, claimed on Instagram Live that "Cole's album is coming."

He jokingly added that it has to "get through customs 'cause, you know, corona."

There was also a rumor that Cole would be doing an interview with Lil Wayne on his Young Money Radio show, which could've been part of an album rollout. That is untrue.

Though he misfired about Cole, Olu revealed that a new album from Spillage Village, the Atlanta collective featuring EARTHGANG, JID, 6LACK and others, will be coming later this month.

In June, Cole made waves in a largely unfavorable way when he released his first single in over a year, "Snow On Tha Bluff."

Many fans, as well as his peers, interpreted the song as a half-diss toward Chicago artist and activist Noname, who suggested earlier that "top-selling rappers not even willing to put up a tweet" regarding George Floyd and protests against police brutality.

He later stood behind the track in a series of tweets, writing, "Right or wrong I can’t say, but I can say it was honest."

"I haven’t done a lot of reading and I don’t feel well equipped as a leader in these times," he added. "But I do a lot of thinking. And I appreciate [Noname] and others like her because they challenge my beliefs and I feel that in these times that’s important."