The streets are really anticipating J. Cole's sophomore project, Born Sinner -- so much that he's pushed the release up from June 25th to June 18th. One little detail -- that's the day Kanye West's album is rumored to be dropping.

A source tells the Hollywood Reporter, "J. has been working non-stop to put out his album a week earlier -- living in the studio, bringing in full orchestras and a choir." And J. says, "I wanted to come out earlier, but I kept hitting these creative zones where I couldn't finish. 'Cause I kept making more and more and more. It…was effortless, how I made this album."