J. Cole News

 
  • 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.
  • 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.
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