J. Cole News

 
  • Cover of Mase Recalls Wanting To Hit J. Cole
    Mase is gradually making his way back into the game, but he still feels a bit of a disconnect with the younger generation of artists. In an interview with Detroit's 107.5FM, he spoke of a few of the younger rappers he's currently listening to, which included Drake and Kanye West, but when he got to J.
  • Cover of Chaining Day: Roc-A-Fella
    Chaining days have always been a great ritual in hip-hop. So much so, that Kanye West made it the grande finale of his music video for "Through The Wire", his first major single. Last night  bossman Jay Z of ROCNATION presented J. Cole with an original Roc-A-Fella chain.
  • Cover of J. Cole Speaks On His New Dreamville Imprint
    As we reported last night, J. Cole has announced the official launch of his Dreamville imprint, which will host his Dreamvillain artists whom we've become familiar with through Cole, such as Bas and Omen. 
  • Cover of J. Cole Announces Partnership Between His Dreamville Imprint & Interscope [Update: Jay Z Gives J. Cole Roc-A-Fella Chain]
     What a Tuesday for J Cole. The North Carolina rapper had his 29th birthday, performed at Madison Square Garden, and his imprint, Dreamville, has inked a new deal.
  • Cover of It's Yo Birthday: Top 25 J. Cole Tracks
    J. Cole has so far clocked up a very commendable discography of 3 mixtapes, 2 EPs and 2 studio albums. For the North Carolina rapper, the grind has been very real, starting off as a young age creating tracks in his bedroom and hungry for a deal.
  • Cover of Jay-Z, Rihanna, J. Cole, T.I., Grimes And More Attend Roc Nation's Pre-Grammy Brunch
    On Saturday, Jay-Z, in his annual tradition, celebrated the GRAMMYs a day early at what must be one of the most exciting brunches known to man. This year, Roc Nation artists have together tallied nine nominations, which would be no easy feat for labels other than the highly regarded Roc Nation. 
  • Cover of J. Cole Honors Nas In Speech At Vibe Impact Awards
    J. Cole's idolization of Nas is no big secret, and the respect has also been returned from Esco himself, who hopped on Cole's "Let Nas Down" joint to express his admiration for the NC rapper.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, The Roots & More To Perform At Super Bowl Events
    Earlier this week, we learned that Diddy's Revolt TV will be hosting a show at Time Warner Cable Studios in New York City during the Super Bowl, which he'll be headlining alongside Drake, Funkmaster Flex and DJ Ross One. 
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Speaks On J. Cole's "Control" Response
    There were certainly a lot of "Control" responses within the weeks of Kendrick Lamar's infamous verse, but not one from the actual rappers mentioned. Better late than never, J. Cole offered a unique response (or moreso a reaction) to the call-out this month, with a guest verse on Justin Timberlake's "TKO (Remix)".
  • Cover of Live Stream Power 106 L.A.'s Cali Christmas Concert, Feat. Black Hippy, J. Cole, 2 Chainz & More
    Power 106 Los Angeles' annual Cali Christmas concert just kicked off at the Honda Center in Anaheim, folks. 
  • Cover of Rumor: Did J. Cole Get Engaged?
    Currently rumors are swirling that J. Cole has got engaged to his college sweetheart. The Cole World rapper has always kept his personal life relatively low-key, although he has mentioned his lady, Melissa Heholt, in an interview or two in the past, there are still not many details about the two.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: Nov. 25- Dec. 1
    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. This edition features J.
  • Cover of J. Cole On "Rich Niggaz":  "I Used To Have Such A Problem With People With Money"
    J. Cole's "Rich Niggaz" was one of the highlights from Born Sinner, dealing with some fairly personal subject matter for the rapper. The track finds Cole expressing his frustration with those who grew up privileged, while he struggled financially.
  • Cover of Straight Stuntin': 20 Hip-Hop Tracks About Chains
    Whether it’s in gold, rose-gold, platinum or diamond-filled, rappers have often spared no expense when it comes to buying their chains. It is by no doubt an important symbol in hip hop that continuously crops up in rap music.
  • Cover of J. Cole Announces "What Dreams May Come Tour" With Wale [Update: More North American Tour Dates Added]
    J. Cole and Wale just released a pretty huge track together, but it seems they have a little bit more up their sleeve. J. Cole just tweeted what appears to be the flyer for an upcoming tour with himself and Wale.
  • Cover of Power 106 Announces J. Cole, TDE, 2 Chainz & More To Perform At Cali Christmas Concert
    Now that Halloween is over, it's time to begin that Christmas promo. Power 106 kicked it off immediately by announcing the line up for this year's Calli Christmas concert.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper, J. Cole, Action Bronson & 360 To Join Eminem On Australian Tour
    Showbiz.com.au has just revealed the details of a brief Australian tour Eminem will embark on in February 2014. He'll be joined by Chance The Rapper, J. Cole, Action Bronson, 360 and Kendrick Lamar, which is a dope lineup, to say the least. 
  • Cover of 8 Iconic Hip-Hop Tours
    Expectations are high for both Drake's "Would You Like A Tour" and Kanye West's "Yeezus" tour, which kick off this weekend, so we've decided to take a look back at some of the most iconic hip hop tours in history.
  • Cover of J. Cole May Have Another TLC Collaboration In The Works
    J. Cole's already fulfilled a childhood dream of working with TLC on his recent hit "Crooked Smile," and according to the NC rapper, another collaboration with Chilli and T-Boz may be in the works.
  • Cover of J. Cole Responds To Criticisms That He's "Boring"
    J. Cole is definitely winning in most regards. This year he's outsold Kanye West, took over urban radio with "Power Trip," and been mentioned in Kendrick's now ubiquitous "Control" verse. Still, the rapper gets his share of criticisms. One of which that turns up almost exclusively is that his music is "boring". J.
  • Cover of Most Educated Rappers
    With school back in session, we've decided to take a look at some of the rappers with college educations. Ashlee Ray goes through the list of both graduates, and College Dropouts in her latest video. Some of them may surprise you! Check it out below.
  • Cover of Photos: A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar & More Perform At Rock The Bells 2013 In L.A.
    Rock The Bells hit Los Angeles over the weekend to kick off the festival, and HotNewHipHop was in attendance. The L.A. line-up included Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky and his Mob, J. Cole, the Black Hippy crew and many, many more. 
  • Cover of J. Cole Talks About How Sha Money XL Tried To Get 50 Cent To Sign Him
    J. Cole collaborated with 50 Cent this past year for "New York Times," a bonus track on Born Sinner. This was our first taste of a 50 x Cole collaboration, but what would it have been like if Cole and Fif were frequent collaborators?
  • Cover of Hottest Tracks Of The Summer 2013
    Summer is nearing it's end, and while the warm weather will soon subside, the season will be remembered through the tracks that soundtracked it. With plenty of huge releases, we've been pretty spoiled as far as big summer tracks go, with material from the likes of Drake, J. Cole, the Black Hippy crew and more.
  • Cover of Rumor: Did Diddy & J. Cole Scuffle At A VMA Afterparty? [Update: J. Cole Responds]
    The rumor mills are ablaze with talk of Diddy and J. Cole scrapping at a VMA after-party at NYC’s Dream Hotel last night. Very few details have been confirmed, but the story we've heard so far is that the two rappers exchanged some heated words before things got physical.
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