J. Cole’s online cover for Complex

JCole Complex Cover Animated 2011 - J. Cole's online cover for Complex

With J. Cole’s album finally releasing in stores tomorrow, Complex magazine’s staff writer Damien Scott, who was also a college friend of Cole’s, covers the story of his struggle to get signed.

The future looks bright for Roc Nation’s first signee. With his debut album hitting stores this week, J.Cole’s hip hop dreams are finally being realized. Damien Scott takes a look back at the days when the forecast was much cloudier.

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