J. Cole Goes Gold

    After a strong debut at No. 1, J. Cole’s September-released debut has oficially been certified gold. In its first week, Cole World: The Sideline Story sold 217,000 copies–now it’s more than doubled that. The Fayetteville, NC rapper hit up Twitter to say, “9 weeks later. Thank you is an understatement. GOLD World,” followed by this confirming picture from the RIAA. Congratulations to J. Cole–now what’s next, maybe a nice watch? It’s been a good, competitive year so far for rap releases. [2DBZ]