We're only a week away from hearing the release of Cole World: The Sideline Story and after two single releases, it seems like the momentum is on J. Cole's side. He's already toured with no album out, and plans to give fans his best in the next couple months.

In this sit down with Life + Times, he explains how Kanye West's Late Registration album influenced him, what it's like to join the "26" club, and what he does on his spare time to feel normal again.