Fans React As J. Cole's Debut Album Disappears from the Streaming Services
Cole World, in fact.
J. Cole's debut album Cole World: A Band of the Story seems to have disappeared from all streams of the networks. The revelation was made through social media, causing the confusion of the fans used to read their catalog freely.
Plz explain why tf Cole World, not in the Apple of Music more😕
— EazyCheezy (@yung_cheesy) October 2, 2018
umm why not Cole World the apple of the music??? @JColeNC
— Sherise 🌞 (@sherisejonesss) October 2, 2018
Why is Cole World - Band of the Story is not in @AppleMusic ????!!!
— dove🕊 (@vieyrapaloma) September 29, 2018
WHO TF TOOK COLE WORLD: THE BAND the HISTORY OF APPLE MUSIC @JColeNC @AppleMusic pic.twitter.com/2edMwXSsEp
— Jaylynn (@perfectlyyjayy) September 30, 2018
Since they took him off of the platforms that I knew I had to cop 😤🐐 #coleworld @Dreamville @JColeNC pic.twitter.com/MYbrM5UVRb
— Tony 6'2 (@Reyes00_) October 3, 2018
took cole world outside of apple music....I'm about to fight someone
— Syd ♔ (@sydneygibbs___) October 3, 2018
As well Music Apple thought it was okay to take the Cole World sideline Story by complete?
— Timothy Johnson, Jr. (@TCJII) October 3, 2018
Dreamville President Ibrahim Hamad responded to the many tweets he floated his way, noting that "I am aware of what happened and we're going to get it back up soon ... you can stop tweeting me now."
To everyone tweeting me about neglecting the story, I am aware of what is happening and we're going to get it back up soon. You can stop tweeting me now.
— Ibrahim H. (@KingOfQueenz) October 2, 2018
It is not clear exactly why the album was taken down and when it will return. Dreamville is obviously aware of the situation, but also a lack of the label from the official website. The greater part of their discography — including his highly acclaimed pre-Cole World mixtapes The Warm Up and Friday Night Lights remain though.