Favorite J. Cole Record?

I’ve been working on this project for a while now and it ended up being a lot more difficult than I thought. Let me lay down the ground rules:

I tried ranking and seeding every individual Cole record but things got way too complicated.

I only included records that were released on an actual project. If you’re looking for a song and it’s not on here it either didn’t make the cut or wasn’t released with a project. I know, this leaves out a lot of great Cole records but it had to be done this way.

I took each of the main eight Cole projects (I counted the Truly Yours and Any Given Sunday series’ as one project) and ranked the top eight songs on each. Eight songs from eight projects got me my 64 songs.

Once the records on each individual project were ranked, I took each top ranked song from each project and ordered them as the 1 and 2 seeds. I took the 2nd best songs from each and ordered them as the 3 and 4 seeds and so on. I understand that this makes the seeding not 100% true to how they should be but are they ever in real life? It also set things up for some ‘upsets’ making things more interesting. After I had each seed I made sure that each region contained two songs from each of the eight projects.

I ended up naming each region after each of Cole’s four albums. Please note, this did not effect what songs were actually put in each region. With that being said check out each region below and make your picks. Each round will take a week and the bracket will be updated accordingly. Stay tuned!