“If anything the leak will reach out to more people who might be like ‘ah man, let’s go get this.’ So you know, it’s kind of like promotion these days—if you got a good album. If you don’t have a good album—they’ll just trash you.”
“I’m really excited and proud. I can’t believe I will have a CD in the stores—you know what I’m saying? I got a long way to go in the game but that’s definitely a day where I’ll be able to pat myself on the back, which I don’t do often. But that will be the day I do that,” Cole told VIBE.
He added: “I’m going to buy 100 copies. I just feel bad—like where I buy the 100 copies from, I don’t want them to sell out and fans not being able to get them. But I’m definitely buying at least 100 [Laughs].
“There’s been worse leaks than that so I understand it’s apart of the game—I always understood that. As long as people hear it together—it’s cool. I just know that people who are going to buy it were going to buy it anyways and the people weren’t—probably weren’t anyways.”
“Cole World: The Sideline Story” will be officially released on September 23rd. (Germany)