Rapper J. Cole is heading for his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with his new release 2014 Forest Hills Drive. Industry forecasters suggest the album — which was released December 9th through Roc Nation/Columbia Records — could sell well over 300,000 copies in the week ending December 14th.

It could score J. Cole’s best sales week ever, surpassing Born Sinner’s arrival with 297,000 copies in 2013 (according to Nielsen Music). Both of J. Cole’s previous albums, Born Sinner and 2011’s Cole World: The Sideline Story, reached No. 1. The new album’s bow should also earn the largest sales week for a hip-hop album in over a year. The last to move a greater sum in a week was Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 when it launched with 792,000 in the week ending November 10th, 2013.

In fact, J. Cole’s latest will become the first hip-hop album to sell more than 200,000 copies in a week this year. At the present, Rick Ross’ Mastermind tallied 2014’s biggest week for a hip-hop set, when it bowed with 179,000 in the week ending March 9.