J. Cole News

Watch J. Cole's "Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming" Concert Film
Watch J. Cole's "Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming" Concert Film Jan 10, 2016 at 09:45am
After teasing us with previews of the big premiere in the preceding weeks, HBO  aired J. Cole's highly-anticipated concert film, Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming, last night. The show was filmed in Cole's hometown of Fayetteville, N.C., where he gave his day-one fans some special surprises, including appearances from Drake, Jay Z, Big Sean, and YG.
Top Tracks: December 21 - December 27
Top Tracks: December 21 - December 27 Dec 28, 2015 at 06:07pm
Things were just beginning to slow down, as we had spent enough time arguing over the year's best music with a series of year-end lists and were ready to start thinking about what's in store for 2016. As we approached the holidays, though, some of our favorite artists were feeling particularly generous and gifted us with a wealth of new material.
Top Tracks: December 7 - December 13
Top Tracks: December 7 - December 13 Dec 14, 2015 at 06:54pm
We're quickly approaching the holidays, which means the year-end lists are in full effect. While many of us are looking back at the abundance of great music that's dropped over the past 50 weeks, some of our favorite rappers are showing no signs of showing down. Shortly after dropping his Black Friday remix package with Kendrick Lamar, J.
J. Cole & Dreamville Surprise NYC Fans With 3 Shows In 1 Night
J. Cole & Dreamville Surprise NYC Fans With 3 Shows In 1 Night Dec 13, 2015 at 06:15pm
Yesterday (Dec. 12), Bas, Cozz, and Omen asked their fans if they were interested in participating in a Dreamville "crawl" in NYC. It turned out that what Dreamville had in store was three surprise shows in one night. Flyers soon went up around the city for the "Revenge of the Dreamers NYC Crawl 2015," in celebration of the crew's recent collaboration album, Revenge of the Dreamers 2.  If u in NYC tonight come fux w us drinks on @omen..
Top Tracks: November 30 - December 6
Top Tracks: November 30 - December 6 Dec 7, 2015 at 06:18pm
We got a wealth of new music last Friday, and, indeed, Rick Ross, Kid Cudi, and Jeremih all added tracks off their new albums to this week's Top 10. Lyrically-minded fans are still reeling from the week before, though, when Kendrick and Cole exchanged remixes. Both "Black Friday" tracks comfortably stuck around for this week's Top 10. 
Are J. Cole & Dreamville Prepping "Revenge Of The Dreamers 2"?
Are J. Cole & Dreamville Prepping "Revenge Of The Dreamers 2"? Dec 6, 2015 at 11:20pm
J. Cole is rarely active on Twitter, so it's fair to say he's up to something tonight, as he just tweeted out "1-888-88-DREAM." The same number was also shared by Cole's Dreamville labelmates, Bas, Cozz, and Omen.   1-888-88-DREAM — J. Cole (@JColeNC) December 7, 2015 1-888-88-DREAM
Staff Picks Playlist (December 4)
Staff Picks Playlist (December 4) Dec 4, 2015 at 04:02pm
Where last week we were overwhelmed with mixtapes, this week, we're bombarded with albums. A ton of album/EP streams have hit the site today, with the most notable belonging to Rick Ross, Curren$y, G-Eazy and Kid Cudi. This week's Staff Picks catches up on a few big songs that came out late in the day last week (most important: Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole). Catch up on some of our favorite songs of the last seven days below. TGIF.
Is This The Release Date For Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole's Joint Project?
Is This The Release Date For Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole's Joint Project? Nov 28, 2015 at 02:14pm
Rap fans have been talking about Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole's promised collaborative project for years, and just when it seemed all hope was lost for the album, some major hints have arrived. Yesterday, K.Dot and Cole remixed one another's songs for Black Friday, and right at the end of his track, Cole shared a vague promise: "When you and K. Dot shit dropping? / Bitch never, they can’t handle two black niggas this clever / But this February, bet shit get scary when I fuck around and drop..."
12 Self-Produced Hip Hop Albums to Hear
12 Self-Produced Hip Hop Albums to Hear Oct 24, 2015 at 06:06pm
MCs and producers are traditionally two different people, but occasionally the hip hop world is blessed with an artist that can play both roles. Dr. Dre once claimed to be a "a producer who can rap and control the maestro," and when he said it, there weren't a whole bunch of dudes who were capable of doing it. Since then, artists like MF DOOM, Kanye West, and J. Cole have made some serious beats, and then blessed them with their own flow.
Drake Brings J. Cole Out At Austin City Limits
Drake Brings J. Cole Out At Austin City Limits Oct 11, 2015 at 09:56am
Last week, Drake brought Future out to perform some What A Time To Be Alive during his first set at Austin City Limits, so the bar was set pretty high for weekend 2. Drizzy didn't disappoint, and judging by the crowd's reaction, gave the people what they wanted by bringing J. Cole out for a short set. In his introduction, Drake mentioned that Cole had come all the way from the Million Man March 20th anniversary event in D.C. to make an appearance.
J. Cole, Diddy, Jeezy & More March On 20th Anniversary Of The Million Man March
J. Cole, Diddy, Jeezy & More March On 20th Anniversary Of The Million Man March Oct 10, 2015 at 05:57pm
Today, October 10, thousands gathered in Washington D.C. for the Justice Or Else march, which comes on the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, led by Minister Louis Farrakhan, who also led today's march. Many of hip-hop's elite, including Diddy, Jeezy, Snoop Dogg, J. Cole, Ty Dolla $ign, and Jay Electronica, showed up to walk and show solidarity in the fight against police violence.
Hip-Hop's 10 Best Surprise Projects
Hip-Hop's 10 Best Surprise Projects Sep 17, 2015 at 03:59pm
Ever since Beyonce’s eponymous album took the world, and subsequently the internet, by storm, the concept of the surprise release has been a trend that a wide span of artists have adopted. From David Bowie to Kanye West, the unexpected drop has proven to be beneficial for a buzzworthy artist to make a big splash. Not just a splash, either. Usually, these surprise releases wind up being incredible instalments of quality music.
Stream Made In America Fest Featuring Future, J. Cole, The Weeknd, Beyonce & More
Stream Made In America Fest Featuring Future, J. Cole, The Weeknd, Beyonce & More Sep 5, 2015 at 05:28pm
You may have already assumed that the Made It In America festival would be a Tidal exclusive stream, but while the streaming service is providing the festival feed, you won't need a subscription to watch it all go down.Check out live streams of both stages from the festival below, where you'll see performances from the likes of Future, Meek Mill, J. Cole, The Weeknd, Beyonce, De La Soul, Action Bronson, Big Sean, and many more.