J. Cole News

  • Power 106 Announces J. Cole, TDE, 2 Chainz & More To Perform At Cali Christmas Concert
    Power 106 Announces J. Cole, TDE, 2 Chainz & More To Perform At Cali Christmas Concert
    Nov 1, 2013 at 11:27am
    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. The year they've announced that  J. Cole, Kid Ink, B.o.B, 2 Chainz, DJ Mustard (with TeeFlii, Ty Dolla $ign & Sage The Gemini), Rick Ross and the TDE crew (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul & ScHoolboy Q) will all be performing. Tickets go on sale November 10th at 10am. Check out their video announcement below.
  • Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper, J. Cole, Action Bronson & 360 To Join Eminem On Australian Tour
    Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper, J. Cole, Action Bronson & 360 To Join Eminem On Australian Tour
    Oct 20, 2013 at 03:01pm
    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.  The official statement reads: "EMINEM has handpicked the now, and the next, for the debut dose of Rapture."
  • 8 Iconic Hip-Hop Tours
    8 Iconic Hip-Hop Tours
    Oct 18, 2013 at 02:29pm
    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. While there are plenty of festivals and performances that will never be forgotten, we're focusing solely on tours, from Yeezy and Jay Z's Watch The Throne stint, to Diddy's No Way Out, as well as tours including Eminem, Dr. Dre, Lil Wayne, J. Cole and more!  
  • J. Cole May Have Another TLC Collaboration In The Works
    J. Cole May Have Another TLC Collaboration In The Works
    Sep 23, 2013 at 01:09pm
    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.
  • J. Cole Responds To Criticisms That He's "Boring"
    J. Cole Responds To Criticisms That He's "Boring"
    Sep 18, 2013 at 02:55pm
    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.
  • Most Educated Rappers
    Most Educated Rappers
    Sep 18, 2013 at 09:44am
    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.
  • Photos: A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar & More Perform At Rock The Bells 2013 In L.A.
    Photos: A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar & More Perform At Rock The Bells 2013 In L.A.
    Sep 9, 2013 at 02:36pm
    Rock The Bells hit Los Angeles over the weekend to kick off the festival, and HotNewHipHop was in attendance. The L.A. line-up included Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky and his Mob, J. Cole, the Black Hippy crew and many, many more.  For a small taste of what the event was like, peep the photos in the gallery above. Will you be attending Rock The Bells in San Francisco, New York or Washingotn, D.C.?
  • J. Cole Talks About How Sha Money XL Tried To Get 50 Cent To Sign Him
    J. Cole Talks About How Sha Money XL Tried To Get 50 Cent To Sign Him
    Aug 28, 2013 at 11:32am
    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?
  • Hottest Tracks Of The Summer 2013
    Hottest Tracks Of The Summer 2013
    Aug 28, 2013 at 10:48am
    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. We've done our best to catalog the many songs that defined Summer 2013-- take a look at the list and let us know your own summer anthem in the comments below!
  • Rumor: Did Diddy & J. Cole Scuffle At A VMA Afterparty? [Update: J. Cole Responds]
    Rumor: Did Diddy & J. Cole Scuffle At A VMA Afterparty? [Update: J. Cole Responds]
    Aug 27, 2013 at 11:37am
    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. The two were allegedly separated by security, at which point J. Cole may have been escorted out of the building. There are a few scattered tweets that support that such an event did occur, but it's still very up in the air.
  • Kendrick Lamar Leads 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations, Followed By Drake
    Kendrick Lamar Leads 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations, Followed By Drake
    Aug 22, 2013 at 07:46pm
    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.
  • J. Cole Says Being "Light Skinned" Has Helped His Career
    J. Cole Says Being "Light Skinned" Has Helped His Career
    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:27am
    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.
  • J. Cole Explains How Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Single Helps His Own Single "Crooked Smile"
    J. Cole Explains How Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Single Helps His Own Single "Crooked Smile"
    Aug 21, 2013 at 01:21pm
    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.
  • Charts Don't Lie: August 18
    Charts Don't Lie: August 18
    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:37pm
    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.
  • Nas & J. Cole Cover VIBE's 20th Anniversary Issue [Update: Pharrell & Daft Punk Cover VIBE]
    Nas & J. Cole Cover VIBE's 20th Anniversary Issue [Update: Pharrell & Daft Punk Cover VIBE]
    Aug 14, 2013 at 11:39am
    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. Nas revealed his cover alongside J. Cole on Instagram today. Judging by the third headline on the issue, we may see Pharrell and Daft Punk on a third cover.
  • Drake Says His & J. Cole's Apologies Were Not "Cop-Outs"
  • Charts Don't Lie: August 4th
    Charts Don't Lie: August 4th
    Aug 4, 2013 at 02:59pm
    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.
  • Charts Don’t Lie: July 28
    Charts Don’t Lie: July 28
    Jul 28, 2013 at 01:39pm
    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. And while it worked in his favor somewhat (it's his best sales to date), it's still not very much of an improvement from his last album, Blood, Sweat & Tears. Trials & Tribulations is Ace's best debut week thus far, but that's with only 34,000 units sold-- not even 10k more than his 2011 album.
  • Jay Z Talks Competition With J. Cole & Drake, Verdict In Trayvon Martin Case
    Jay Z Talks Competition With J. Cole & Drake, Verdict In Trayvon Martin Case
    Jul 24, 2013 at 03:42pm
    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. In the second part of his #FACTSONLY interview, Jay discusses the spirit of competition within rap, and how there has to be a balance of both respect and competition. As well, Hov touches on his feelings about the Trayvon Martin case and racism in today's generation.
  • Ace Hood's "Trials & Tribulations" First Week Sales Numbers Revealed
    Ace Hood's "Trials & Tribulations" First Week Sales Numbers Revealed
    Jul 24, 2013 at 02:07pm
    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.
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