J. Cole News

Trick-Trick Suggests Banning J. Cole From Detroit Following Eminem "Diss"
Trick-Trick Suggests Banning J. Cole From Detroit Following Eminem "Diss" Dec 7, 2014 at 04:48pm
Trick-Trick may be a rapper, but he's primarily known as the creator of the "No Fly Zone" policy that he enforces in his hometown of Detroit. Trick has been known to ban rappers from the city if they do not actively support the Detroit rap scene or collaborate with artists from the region. We most recently saw some conflict arise from this when Rick Ross attempted to play a show in Michigan, but it appears J.
Watch Full Cali Christmas Sets From J. Cole, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Big Sean & More
Watch Full Cali Christmas Sets From J. Cole, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Big Sean & More Dec 6, 2014 at 11:54am
Last night, Power 106's massive annual Cali Christmas concert went down in The Forum in Inglewood, and featured performances from industry heavyweights such as J. Cole, Chris Brown, Big Sean, T.I., Trey Songz, Tinashe, G-Eazy, Kalin And Myles, Lil Jon and Kid Ink. This morning, several of the performances from the biggest names have been made available for streaming. Featuring a surprise appearance from E-40 during Big Sean's set and a performance of a new 2014 Forest Hills track (entitle d"Fire Squad") by J. Cole, the videos are below.
Chris Brown, Trey Songz, T.I., J. Cole Slated To Play Power 106's "Cali Christmas" Concert [Update: Live Stream]
Chris Brown, Trey Songz, T.I., J. Cole Slated To Play Power 106's "Cali Christmas" Concert [Update: Live Stream] Dec 5, 2014 at 09:41pm
L.A. radio station Power 106 hosts two big annual shows a year: one is the "PowerHouse," which took place in May, and the second is "Cali Christmas," which is going down on December 5th this year. The lineup's just been announced, and it includes Chris Brown, Trey Songz, T.I., J. Cole, Lil Jon, Kid Ink, Tinashe, G-Eazy, and Kalin and Myles. Expect longtime chums Chris Brown and Trey Songz to perform together, as they've been pairing up for remixes lately.
J. Cole Attends Eric Garner Protests In New York
J. Cole Attends Eric Garner Protests In New York Dec 4, 2014 at 11:51am
J. Cole showed support following the death of Ferguson resident Mike Brown at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson. Now he's doing the same in light of the grand jury decision to not indict a NY police officer who choked Eric Garner to death. The rapper stood alongside New Yorkers as they protested the grand jury decision, and a twitter user in attendance caught a pic of Cole as he walked along with the protestors.
J. Cole Takes Shots At Iggy Azalea, Eminem & Macklemore On "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Leak
J. Cole Takes Shots At Iggy Azalea, Eminem & Macklemore On "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Leak Dec 3, 2014 at 04:03pm
J. Cole is going a unique route with his upcoming album 2014 Forest Hills Drive. He's shying away from traditional promo and album campaign, instead getting the fans directly involved by hosting a listening session at his childhood home (which the LP is named after) and inviting fans to come through. He's also not dropping any singles leading up to the December 9th release date.
Rap Industry Recap: November
Rap Industry Recap: November Dec 1, 2014 at 12:31pm
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
J. Cole Reveals "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Tracklist
J. Cole Reveals "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Tracklist Nov 29, 2014 at 07:02pm
Amazon was a little ahead of J. Cole in announcing his surprise third studio album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, putting up a pre-order page before the rapper was able to announce it. Once again, the digital retailer is the first to break the news of the album's tracklist, posting an image of the record's back cover today. 
J. Cole Covers Complex, Talks Business & New Album
J. Cole Covers Complex, Talks Business & New Album Nov 24, 2014 at 11:12am
We've already seen two new covers from Complex magazine for their December/January issue, but they're not capping it off there. They've got yet another cover star this month, recruiting J. Cole to appear on the third magazine cover.
J. Cole Announces "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Album, Releases Artwork
J. Cole Announces "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Album, Releases Artwork Nov 17, 2014 at 12:12am
There was some speculation made earlier today that J. Cole would be releasing a new album before the year was out. Those predictions have been confirmed. Now available for pre-order on iTunes, 2014 Forest Hills Drive is officially slated for a December 9th release date, putting Cole head-to-head with Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V.
Jeremih Reveals "Late Nights" Cover Art [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
Jeremih Reveals "Late Nights" Cover Art [Update: Tracklist Revealed] Oct 29, 2014 at 07:48pm
Jeremih has scored yet another Gold certification with the YG-featuring "Don't Tell 'Em." The singer's fourth solo track to become certified, the single joins "Down On Me" (2x Platinum), "Birthday Sex" (1x Platinum), and "I'mma Star" (Gold) on his wall of plaques.
Review: Cozz's "Cozz & Effect"
Review: Cozz's "Cozz & Effect" Oct 10, 2014 at 05:34pm
You can feel Cozz's hunger when listening to his music. It's easy to understand why J. Cole would want the youngster out of LA on his Dreamville/Interscope Label. Cozz has the lyrical trappings of a rapstar in the making. Cozz & Effect articulates his struggles, most sincere dreams, and honest opinion on everything from living with moms', to wasting time chasing sex, and an earnest desire to help his family and community.
Samples of The Week: October 9
Samples of The Week: October 9 Oct 9, 2014 at 12:30pm
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".  This week, see who Childish Gambino, A$AP Rocky and Cozz & J. Cole sampled on their recent tracks, all of which can be found on HNHH.
Power 105.1 Announces Powerhouse 2014 Line Up: J. Cole, Jeezy, T.I. & More [Update: Chris Brown & Trey Songz Added]
Power 105.1 Announces Powerhouse 2014 Line Up: J. Cole, Jeezy, T.I. & More [Update: Chris Brown & Trey Songz Added] Oct 3, 2014 at 02:53pm
This morning Power 105.1 announced the line-up for their annual Powerhouse concert in New York City. The radio station has tapped some NYC natives and some West Coast favorites for the big event, which goes down on Thursday, October 30th at the Barclays Center. J. Cole, Jeezy, Kid Ink, T.I., Childish Gambino, French Montana, Migos, Ne-Yo, Tinashe and man-of-the-moment Bobby Shmurda will all be performing at Powerhouse 2014.
Stream Cozz's Debut On Dreamville, "Cozz & Effect"
Stream Cozz's Debut On Dreamville, "Cozz & Effect" Oct 3, 2014 at 09:06am
Last night at midnight, Cozz's debut album via the Dreamville imprint hit iTunes. While originally slated to be a mixtape, it appears the project is now just a commercial release-- rightly so, as it is all original production as well as a few stand-out features, including one from the Cole World rapper himself, J. Cole.
Hands Up: Street Anthems 4 Justice
Hands Up: Street Anthems 4 Justice Oct 1, 2014 at 10:38am
Hip-Hop emerged out of a collective struggle against oppression, poverty, and pain.  Recently, rappers have been teaming up in order to promote an end to police brutality, even raising money for victims like Mike Brown, and spreading digital campaigns to promote awareness of the issue. This isn't the first time we've seen rappers speak up against violence in their music, so we've gathered several examples from recent times as well as the past in this list.
Jeremih Teases New Single Featuring J. Cole "Planes"
Jeremih Teases New Single Featuring J. Cole "Planes" Sep 18, 2014 at 03:58pm
Jeremih is on a roll. After "Don't Tell 'Em" hit gold, the r'n'b singer dropped off an official remix of the record enlisting Ty Dolla $ign and French Montana for additional verses. Now he's teasing the artwork for the next single we can expect off of his upcoming album Late Night