J. Cole News

 
  • 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.
  • Cover of Wale Announces New Track With J. Cole, Dropping Tomorrow
    Wale's The Gifted and J. Cole's Born Sinner were officially the top selling albums of last week. Now, it seems the two emcees have teamed up for a new track, which is apparently dropping tomorrow. Wale made the announcement on Twitter moments ago.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: July 7
    This week on Charts Don't Lie we have one new entry, and that's Wale with The Gifted. Wale is an interesting rapper to consider, because there's no denying people love to hate on him.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Reveals Themes Of "Oxymoron," J. Cole Has Production On It
    ScHoolboy Q is next up on the Black Hippy docket, and fans have been anticipating his new album, Oxymoron, for quite some time now.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: June 30
    We now have the numbers for what was a monumental week in rap history, with Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller all dropping their respective albums on June 18th. And Kelly Rowland.
  • Cover of Game Changers: Nas Edition
    Of the dozens of rappers debated as the G.O.A.T dead or alive, Nas's name probably comes up with the most frequency behind The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac (maybe ahead depending on the source).
  • Cover of J. Cole To Release "The Warm Up" & "Friday Night Lights" Commercially
    J. Cole is in a pretty good place right now. He narrowed the first week sales of Born Sinner and Yeezus to a very close 30,000 copies, and had his idol repsond to him directly on record.
  • Cover of First Week Album Sales Are Here For Kanye West, J. Cole & Mac Miller [Update: Official SoundScan Numbers Revealed]
    Here's what everyone's been waiting for. The first week sales for all those albums that dropped on June 18th have come in!
  • Cover of J. Cole Speaks On "Made Nas Proud", Reveals It's Been In The Works For 2 Weeks
    When the Let Nas Down (Remix) droppped over the weekend, it came as a pleasant surprise to many, but it was unclear how much knowledge J. Cole had of it's existenece before it appeared on Twitter.
  • Cover of J. Cole Talks Being Part Of Dave Chappelle's Block Party & Competing With Kanye West
    J. Cole recently particiapted in an "Ask Me Anything" question session hosted by the online community sharing system Reddit.
  • Cover of Lyrics Of The Week: June 14-20
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of anything Drake ever drops.) This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. 
  • Cover of Review: J. Cole's "Born Sinner"
    Cole World: The Sideline Story was considered somewhat of a disappointment to fans who really knew the raw talent that J. Cole posseses.
  • Cover of First Week Sales Projections For Kanye West, J. Cole, & Mac Miller [Update: More Accurate Numbers Revealed]
    Kanye West, J. Cole, and Mac Miller are all gearing up to release new albums next Tuesday, and as of today all three projects have leaked. The availability of the music only furthers the anticipation for next week, as we predict how much each artist will sell.
  • Cover of J. Cole Fan Seemingly Threatens Sister's Life If Rapper Does Not Retweet Him [Update: Fan Investigated By Police]
    J. Cole is surely excited to drop his sophomore album Born Sinner today, but last night he was given a serious shock when a fan tweeted a photo at him which depicted him pointing a gun at his little sister.
  • Cover of J. Cole Says Nas Was "Honored" & "Highly Impressed" By "Let Nas Down"
    One of the more talked about tracks on J. Cole's Born Sinner is "Let Nas Down." The track details Cole's feeling about hearing that Nas did not approve of his single choice for Cole World.
  • Cover of Jay-Z Says There's "New Rules" While Acknowledging Wale, J. Cole & Kanye West On Twitter
    This Sunday Jay-Z shook up the rap game when it was announced he'd been releasing a new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, in around two weeks, but first releasing it for Samsung Galaxy users for free on July 4th. The rap game is definitely changing, with Hov and Kanye West's minimal album promo a testament to it. 
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