While J.Cole gets ready to release his sophomore effort, Born Sinner, on June 18th, he covers Billboard magazine as promo for the album.

“Imagine LeBron James when he didn’t have the championship. The pressure was effecting his game. That’s where I’ve been for the past two years.”

The J.Cole issue of Billboard hits newsstands tomorrow.

Pre-order the deluxe version of J.Cole’s Born Sinner on iTunes [here].