J. Cole News

 
  • 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.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Leads 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations, Followed By Drake
    You can't escape Kendrick Lamar in hip-hop at this point in time. After claiming to be the King of New York on Big Sean's "Control" and name-dropping a bunch of his colleagues, thus getting the rap world in a tizzy, he continues his domination with the upcoming BET Hip-Hop Awards.
  • Cover of J. Cole Says Being "Light Skinned" Has Helped His Career
    Priding himself on constructing thoughtful lyrics, J. Cole has come under fire of late for derogatory terms used in lyrics towards homosexuals, and autistic people.  Always open to discuss the matter, J.
  • Cover of J. Cole Explains How Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Single Helps His Own Single "Crooked Smile"
    J. Cole's Born Sinner album is doing consistently well on the charts, and he's looking to have the same success with his single "Crooked Smile." While it may not be a traditional single in terms of content for radio and pop standards, the rapper is nonetheless hoping it will get a lot of airplay at Pop radio stations.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: August 18
    This week was obviously a memorable one for hip-hop, with Big Sean's "Control" dropping and a Kendrick Lamar frenzy ensuing. While the verse has received way more attention than we could have imagined, plenty of rappers are retaliating and introducing new excitement into the rap game which isn't a bad thing.
  • Cover of Nas & J. Cole Cover VIBE's 20th Anniversary Issue [Update: Pharrell & Daft Punk Cover VIBE]
    Yesterday we reported that Janelle Monae and Robin Thicke would take the cover of VIBE's 20th anniversary edition, but now it seems like their may be a few covers for the issue.
  • Cover of Drake Says His & J. Cole's Apologies Were Not "Cop-Outs"
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: August 4th
    Last week we contemplated the low sales for Ace Hood's Trials & Tribulations album. This week, we see a severe drop for Ace's album, at the same time we get a new entry with similarly low sales, Rich Gang.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: July 28
    Our new entry on Charts Don't Lie this week belongs to Ace Hooooood. The rapper constantly on his grind delivered Trials & Tribulations after months of promotion, a huge hit single, "Bugatti," a listening event, among other things.
  • Cover of Jay Z Talks Competition With J. Cole & Drake, Verdict In Trayvon Martin Case
    Jay Z has appeared in one more in-depth interview, following his press run for Magna Carta Holy Grail. This one's with Elliott Wilson, for Jay's own blog, Life + Times. The two-part, hour-long interview was released in full today.
  • Cover of Ace Hood's "Trials & Tribulations" First Week Sales Numbers Revealed
    Ace Hood may have scored a gigantic lead single with "Bugatti," but it seems like going up against heavyweights like Jay Z and J. Cole may have hindered his sales potential.
  • Cover of J. Cole's "Born Sinner" Goes Gold
    J. Cole's Born Sinner continues to see success, after topping Kanye West's album in its second week, the LP has already gone gold. Cole's album has already passed the 500k mark in sales, reaching it before Kanye could. Congrats! US album sales: #3 @JColeNC, Born Sinner 39,378 (478,495 total).
  • Cover of J. Cole Writes Sincere Apology Letter For Lyric On "Jodeci" [Update: Drake Issues Apology]
    Various groups and fans have been more vocal recently about being outraged and offended by offensive lyrics from rappers.  Most recently we have the Lil Wayne Emmett Till line, and the Rick Ross date-rap reference, and the most recent, J. Cole's line on his "Jodeci" freestyle with Drake about autistic people.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: July 21
    Jay Z stays breaking records, literally. The rap superstar is not only seeing plenty of success with his single off Magna Carta Holy Grail, but he is also making Billboard history with the album.
  • Cover of There's A Petition Out Against Drake & J. Cole For The "Retard" Lyric Used In "Jodeci" Freestyle
     2013 is not the year to slip up lyrically if your an artist. With Rick Ross and Lil Wayne both losing lucrative endorsement deals after spitting some offensive bars earlier this year, it looks like Drake and J Cole are the next targets in "watch what you say". 
  • Cover of J. Cole's "Power Trip" Goes Gold [Update: Single Goes Platinum]
    J. Cole and Miguel's "Power Trip" single has been certified Gold, moving more than 500,000 units since it’s February release. You can purchase the track on iTunes if you wish. Born Sinner hits the shelves on June 18th. Peep the numbers and listen to the track below: 
  • Cover of Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole & More Nab MTV VMA Nominations
    The 2013 MTV Video Music awards will take place August 24th at the Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: July 14
    Soon Jay-Z is going to be on the charts, undoubtedly dominating the top spot, which belonged to J. Cole this week.
  • Cover of Kanye West, Wale & J. Cole Make Billboard History For Rap
    June 18th will forever be a day locked in the mind of hip-hop fans because of the three important album releases on that day. The week of June 18th was memorable because each hip-hop album that dropped-- Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller-- broke the 100k mark.
  • Cover of Lyrics Of The Week: July 5-11
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. 
  • Cover of BTS Photos: Video Shoot For J. Cole's "Crooked Smile"
    J. Cole, whose album Born Sinner is currently the #1 album on the Billboard 200, has been spotted out in NYC shooting a music video for his single "Crooked Smile." The video is directed by Aristotle. No signs of TLC in the photos though. Check out some photos from the set in the gallery above.  [via]
  • Cover of Wale Talks Jay-Z, Nas & Kanye Comparisons With Himself, J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar, Speaks On Lil Snupe
    Wale was praised by Jay-Z yesterday during his Breakfast Club Interview, when Hov named Wale as a rapper who would still be around in ten years from now. Wale seems to be of a similar opinion as Jay, whose label Roc Nation manages Wale.
  • Cover of J. Cole Tops Charts, "Yeezus" Sits At Number Three
    After 3 weeks of battling with Kanye West, and later Wale, J. Cole's Born Sinner has topped the Billboard charts. Reportedly moving 55,000 units, Cole's album dropped 33% from last week but still edged out its competitors.
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