J. Cole News

 
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: December 21
    It's a Cole Winter. The rapper surprised us when he announced his new album 2014 Forest Hills Drive in late November, and released the album shortly thereafter. J.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Dec. 13)
    To say a lot of stuff happened this week would be a complete understatement. So we won't and will just give you a short recap. For one, we're living in a world where there's a new D'Angelo album. Secondly, we may soon live in a world where Bobby Shmurda is behind bars.
  • Cover of J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Debuts At Number One On The Billboard 200
    Rick Ross, move over -- J. Cole just topped your first week sales record for 2014. Rozay's Mastermind moved 179,000 units in its first week back in March, but now his tally's been handily topped by that of Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive.
  • Cover of Review: J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive"
    J. Cole has come a long way from rapping about how to get up off the sideline. Three albums in, with 2014 Forest Hills Drive, the “God” is home. The Fayetteville, North Carolina native composed an honest, nostalgic album without any apologies.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (December 12)
    Interesting juxtaposition we have in the first two weeks of December. This week saw the release of J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive, an album projected to be highest selling hip-hop project of the year while having more than its fair share of aw shucks moments. We're turning up next week, though.
  • Cover of J. Cole Lists Top 5 Rappers, Recalls "Worshipping" Eminem
    J. Cole's address of white privilege on "Fire Squad" has consistently been misconstrued as an Eminem diss by fans and media alike. Cole has always been pretty vocal about his admiration for Shady, but he nevertheless took the chance to set the record straight in his recent interview with Angie Martinez.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: December 11 (J. Cole Edition)
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Top Tracks of the Week: Dec. 2- Dec. 9
    This is our weekly rundown of what's new and notable at the top of our charts. Y'all were feeling real introspective this week and it shows in tracks from Lil' Herb, Nicki Minaj and J. Cole.
  • Cover of First Week Sales Projections For J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive"
    Thus far in 2014, no one in hip-hop has been able to top the first week that Rick Ross' Mastermind had in March (selling 179,000 copies), but now J. Cole's been predicted to best it by quite a substantial margin.
  • Cover of Stream J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive"
    On November 14, J. Cole shocked the rap world with the announcement that his third solo album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, would be hitting stores before the end of 2014. Ladies and gentlemen, the day foretold has finally arrived.
  • Cover of Trick-Trick Suggests Banning J. Cole From Detroit Following Eminem "Diss"
    Trick-Trick may be a rapper, but he's primarily known as the creator of the "No Fly Zone" policy that he enforces in his hometown of Detroit. Trick has been known to ban rappers from the city if they do not actively support the Detroit rap scene or collaborate with artists from the region.
  • Cover of Watch Full Cali Christmas Sets From J. Cole, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Big Sean & More
    Last night, Power 106's massive annual Cali Christmas concert went down in The Forum in Inglewood, and featured performances from industry heavyweights such as J. Cole, Chris Brown, Big Sean, T.I., Trey Songz, Tinashe, G-Eazy, Kalin And Myles, Lil Jon and Kid Ink.
  • Cover of Chris Brown, Trey Songz, T.I., J. Cole Slated To Play Power 106's "Cali Christmas" Concert [Update: Live Stream]
    L.A. radio station Power 106 hosts two big annual shows a year: one is the "PowerHouse," which took place in May, and the second is "Cali Christmas," which is going down on December 5th this year. The lineup's just been announced, and it includes Chris Brown, Trey Songz, T.I., J.
  • Cover of J. Cole Attends Eric Garner Protests In New York
    J. Cole showed support following the death of Ferguson resident Mike Brown at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson. Now he's doing the same in light of the grand jury decision to not indict a NY police officer who choked Eric Garner to death.
  • Cover of J. Cole Takes Shots At Iggy Azalea, Eminem & Macklemore On "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Leak
    J. Cole is going a unique route with his upcoming album 2014 Forest Hills Drive. He's shying away from traditional promo and album campaign, instead getting the fans directly involved by hosting a listening session at his childhood home (which the LP is named after) and inviting fans to come through.
  • Cover of Rap Industry Recap: November
    Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place.
  • Cover of J. Cole Reveals "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Tracklist
    Amazon was a little ahead of J. Cole in announcing his surprise third studio album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, putting up a pre-order page before the rapper was able to announce it.
  • Cover of J. Cole Reveals "Truly Yours 4" & "Revenge Of The Dreams 2" Are In The Works
    J. Cole surprised fans with the announcement of his new album 2014 Forest Hills Drive, but it's looking like he may have another project or two up his sleeve.
  • Cover of J. Cole Covers Complex, Talks Business & New Album
    We've already seen two new covers from Complex magazine for their December/January issue, but they're not capping it off there. They've got yet another cover star this month, recruiting J. Cole to appear on the third magazine cover.
  • Cover of J. Cole Shows Up At A Fan's House In Dallas To Play Her "2014 Forest Hills Drive"
    J. Cole is currently bringing his album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, to different cities across the country, hosting listening sessions. If that weren't enough, he's personally inviting fans to listen to his album at his childhood home in North Carolina.
  • Cover of J. Cole Launches Contest For "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Listening Party In His Childhood Home
    J. Cole surprised fans this weekend when he announced his new album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive would be available as soon as December 9th. This wasn't the only unexpected news from the rapper, who explained that the title of the record is actually the address of his childhood home, which he recently bought back. 
  • Cover of J. Cole Announces "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Album, Releases Artwork
    There was some speculation made earlier today that J. Cole would be releasing a new album before the year was out. Those predictions have been confirmed.
  • Cover of Is There A J. Cole Album Coming In December? Fans Seem To Think So
    J. Cole may be taking the increasingly popular surprise (or alternatively, "Beyonce style!") approach to releasing his new album, at least according to the impressive internet sleuths (but also known trolls) at KanyeToThe.
  • Cover of Jeremih Reveals "Late Nights" Cover Art [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
    Jeremih has scored yet another Gold certification with the YG-featuring "Don't Tell 'Em." The singer's fourth solo track to become certified, the single joins "Down On Me" (2x Platinum), "Birthday Sex" (1x Platinum), and "I'mma Star" (Gold) on his wall of plaques.
  • Cover of Review: Cozz's "Cozz & Effect"
    You can feel Cozz's hunger when listening to his music. It's easy to understand why J. Cole would want the youngster out of LA on his Dreamville/Interscope Label. Cozz has the lyrical trappings of a rapstar in the making.
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