J. Cole News

 
  • Cover of Samples of The Week: October 9
    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 T.I., J. Cole & Raekwon To Be Featured On LL Cool J's "G.O.A.T. 2"
    LL Cool J's final Def Jam album, entitled G.O.A.T. 2, has been in the works for quite some time, and today we got some more details about the upcoming project. In a new interview with XXL, Cool J reveals that T.I., J.
  • Cover of Power 105.1 Announces Powerhouse 2014 Line Up: J. Cole, Jeezy, T.I. & More [Update: Chris Brown & Trey Songz Added]
    This morning Power 105.1 announced the line-up for their annual Powerhouse concert in New York City. The radio station has tapped some NYC natives and some West Coast favorites for the big event, which goes down on Thursday, October 30th at the Barclays Center.
  • Cover of Stream Cozz's Debut On Dreamville, "Cozz & Effect"
    Last night at midnight, Cozz's debut album via the Dreamville imprint hit iTunes.
  • Cover of Hands Up: Street Anthems 4 Justice
    Hip-Hop emerged out of a collective struggle against oppression, poverty, and pain.  Recently, rappers have been teaming up in order to promote an end to police brutality, even raising money for victims like Mike Brown, and spreading digital campaigns to promote awareness of the issue.
  • Cover of Jeremih Teases New Single Featuring J. Cole "Planes"
    Jeremih is on a roll. After "Don't Tell 'Em" hit gold, the r'n'b singer dropped off an official remix of the record enlisting Ty Dolla $ign and French Montana for additional verses. Now he's teasing the artwork for the next single we can expect off of his upcoming album Late Nights: The Album.
  • Cover of Krayzie And Bizzy Bone Will Be On J. Cole's New Album
    Although he recently shared a track that responded to the Michael Brown shooting, J. Cole hasn't given us any details about his follow-up to last year's Born Sinner.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: August 21
    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 J. Cole Visits Ferguson
    Just days after releasing his heartfelt tribute to fallen teenager Mike Brown, J. Cole has paid a visit to Ferguson, MO, to commemorate the victim at the scene of his shooting.
  • Cover of Usher, J. Cole, 50 Cent & More Perform At Drake's OVO Fest
    Drake always makes sure to keep the surprises coming at his annual OVO Fest, and this year is no exception. So far, he's brought out plenty of guests, including YG for "Who Do You Love", Lauryn Hill, who sang back up on "Days In The East", and Usher who performed a selection of hits like "Climax" and "Confessions".
  • Cover of Drake Calls Himself & J. Cole The "Two Kings" Of The Rap Game During L.A. Show
    Earlier today we posted footage from J. Cole's "Dollar And A Dream" tour finale in Los Angeles last night. The ColeWorld MC went out with a bang, performing two shows in one night, with each show seeing a different surprise guest: Kendrick Lamar and Drake. We saw brief footage from K.
  • Cover of Jay Electronica Brings Out Jay Z, J. Cole, Mac Miller At BK Hip Hop Festival [Update: Raekwon Brings Out Bobby Shmurda]
    The 10th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is going down today in Williamsburg, and so far, Jay Electronica's set was the most surprising. Jay Elec performing alone in itself is quite a rare sight, but the elusive rapper made sure to up the ante of his set with a few big name guest appearances.
  • Cover of J. Cole Signs Cozz To Dreamville/Interscope Imprint [Update: Cozz Speaks On Being Signed]
    It looks like J. Cole is adding some more talent to his Dreamville Imprint. Earlier today, Jermaine confirmed that he has signed L.A. rapper, Cozz.
  • Cover of J. Cole Releases Letter For The Fifth Anniversary Of "The Warm Up" [Update: Tour Schedule Announced]
    On the fifth anniversary of his breakthrough mixtape, The Warm Up, J. Cole has released a message for the fans who have been there for him since the beginning.
  • Cover of J. Cole Challenged Jay Z To Hop On His Songs In 2009 (Unearthed Video)
    On Sunday at 7:30 PM, MTV will air J. Cole's The Warm Up: 5 Years Later, a documentary that looks at J. Cole's mercurial rise to the top, and today they've released some previously-unseen footage of Cole in 2009 saying some pretty bold stuff.
  • Cover of J. Cole Recalls Appearing On MTV's "My Super Sweet Sixteen" In 2006
    Now that we can very easily go back and see exactly what came out 5, 10, 15, or 20 years ago to the day, anniversary pieces are happening more than ever. While we've seen plenty of written retrospectives this year, it now seems as though the anniversary craze is crossing over into TV.
  • Cover of J. Cole Announces Second Annual "Dollar & A Dream" Tour
     It looks like J. Cole is hitting the road again this summer, and at a bargain rate again. The Roc Nation artist announced late Tuesday night that he will be embarking on the second annual “Dollar & A Dream Tour.”  
  • Cover of Wale Is Working With J. Cole & DJ Premier On "The Album About Nothing"
    Wale recently made headlines for an altercation he had with a Twitter troll, who he approached IRL at a WWE match this weekend, leading to a bit of a scuffle.
  • Cover of Outkast, J. Cole, Childish Gambino & More To Perform At Osheaga Music Festival
    Osheaga music festival seems to be getting more rap-oriented every year. The official flyer for the event was released today, and while Oukast's name at the top of the bill was of no surprise, the many rappers that followed were pretty unexpected.
  • Cover of J. Cole Kicks Off Third-Annual Dreamville Weekend
    J. Cole's Dreamville Foundation has been hosting a charity event known as the 'Dreamville Weekend' annually for the past two years, and 2014 will be no exception. Kicking off today (March 6th), the event will be going on in the rapper's hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina until Saturday March 8th.
  • Cover of Kanye West, Drake, OutKast & More To Perform At 2014 Wireless Festival [Update: J. Cole, 2 Chainz Announced]
    This year's Wireless Festival which takes place in the UK has quite the list of headliners. The newly-reunited OutKast will be hitting the festival as part of their 40-date festival run, alongside Kanye West, Drake and Pharrell. 
  • Cover of J. Cole Discusses How The Dreamville Imprint Came About
    J. Cole made the announcement of his Dreamville imprint on the day of his birth, January 28th, the same day he delivered his compilation Revenge Of The Dreamers, to immediately set things off.
  • Cover of Review: J. Cole's "Revenge of the Dreamers" Compilation
    With this month’s release of his compilation album Revenge of the Dreamers, it’s clear that 29 is J. Cole’s lucky number.
  • 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.
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