If you're tapped in with J. Cole's online fanbase at all, there's a good chance you heard the rumor that he was going to drop an album this week. That possibility was eventually debunked but he still delivered a surprise.
Marking the six-year anniversary of his 3x-platinum '2014 Forest Hills Drive' and the four-year mark of the platinum-selling '4 Your Eyez Only,' both released on Dec. 9, Dreamville flooded Cole's YouTube page.
What appeared Wednesday afternoon were eight total uploads of previously deleted videos like "Work Out," "Who Dat," "Can't Get Enough" and "Lights Please," as well as the unseen visuals for his 2014 track "Fire Squad."
An Instagram post from Dreamville simply explained, "A bunch of @realcoleworld videos got deleted way back and today we're getting them all back up." Much appreciated!
Not only did the anniversaries of a couple of classic projects spark chatter of Cole dropping his upcoming album, 'The Fall Off.' One Twitter user falsely claimed in a deleted message he was involved with Dreamville's marketing team and that Cole's label had approved the project.
Got 'em: Responding to this tweet, music executive Brian "Z" Zisook revealed he spoke with someone at Interscope, which handles distribution for Cole and Dreamville, and they told him the North Carolina artist isn't putting out new tunes any time soon.
Just last month, Jermaine reflected on his cherished mixtape, 'Friday Night Lights,' a decade after its release and noted his "dream" is to get it on major streaming platforms. "Grateful ain’t even the word," he wrote. "This one defined me as a artist. Thank you forever for the love."