J. Cole News

  • Charts Don’t Lie: July 21
    Charts Don’t Lie: July 21
    Jul 21, 2013 at 12:03pm
    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. This week a few records were made by Hov, including the title of the most #1s in Billboard history-- and the rest you can read about below.
  • There's A Petition Out Against Drake & J. Cole For The "Retard" Lyric Used In "Jodeci" Freestyle
    There's A Petition Out Against Drake & J. Cole For The "Retard" Lyric Used In "Jodeci" Freestyle
    Jul 19, 2013 at 08:47pm
     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". 
  • J. Cole's "Power Trip" Goes Gold [Update: Single Goes Platinum]
    J. Cole's "Power Trip" Goes Gold [Update: Single Goes Platinum]
    Jul 17, 2013 at 10:49am
    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: 
  • Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole & More Nab MTV VMA Nominations
    Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole & More Nab MTV VMA Nominations
    Jul 17, 2013 at 09:44am
    The 2013 MTV Video Music awards will take place August 24th at the Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. While hip hop has less of a presence than usual, there is still quite a few nominees to get excited about. Macklemore and Justin Timberlake lead the pack with 6 noms each, and Mack's inescapable "Can't Hold Us" will then also go up against Drake, Kendrick, A$AP Rocky, and J. Cole for hip hop video of the year. The Weeknd, Iggy Azalea, Snoop Dogg, Miguel, and Beyonce have also scored nominations. View the full list of nominees below.
  • Charts Don't Lie: July 14
    Charts Don't Lie: July 14
    Jul 14, 2013 at 02:15pm
    Soon Jay-Z is going to be on the charts, undoubtedly dominating the top spot, which belonged to J. Cole this week. Jay-Z's new album has made waves not only for it's creative rollout but for changing the rules of RIAA, in order to ensure the album went platinum before it even dropped, unlike our other chart-toppers this week, who are working their way to platinum the old-fashioned way. On top of Magna Carta Holy Grail already being platinum, it's also on track to sell a more-than-solid 350-400k units opening week.
  • Kanye West, Wale & J. Cole Make Billboard History For Rap
    Kanye West, Wale & J. Cole Make Billboard History For Rap
    Jul 12, 2013 at 04:06pm
    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. Now, once more, history on the Billboard 200 has been made.
  • Lyrics Of The Week: July 5-11
    Lyrics Of The Week: July 5-11
    Jul 12, 2013 at 03:57pm
    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.  Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't hesitate to let us know in the comments section. Lines we're not quite sure about will be bolded.  
  • BTS Photos: Video Shoot For J. Cole's "Crooked Smile"
    BTS Photos: Video Shoot For J. Cole's "Crooked Smile"
    Jul 11, 2013 at 11:20am
    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. 
  • Wale Talks Jay-Z, Nas & Kanye Comparisons With Himself, J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar, Speaks On Lil Snupe
    Wale Talks Jay-Z, Nas & Kanye Comparisons With Himself, J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar, Speaks On Lil Snupe
    Jul 11, 2013 at 10:30am
    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. In an interview with Baltimore, Maryland's 92Q radio station Wale discusses comparions to Jay-Z and Nas, as well as how J.
  • J. Cole Tops Charts, "Yeezus" Sits At Number Three
    J. Cole Tops Charts, "Yeezus" Sits At Number Three
    Jul 9, 2013 at 07:31pm
    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.
  • Wale Announces New Track With J. Cole, Dropping Tomorrow
    Wale Announces New Track With J. Cole, Dropping Tomorrow
    Jul 7, 2013 at 02:38pm
    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.
  • Charts Don't Lie: July 7
    Charts Don't Lie: July 7
    Jul 7, 2013 at 02:20pm
    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. We saw this with the resurgence of old tweets from rappers-- one thing they seemed to all have in common was their strong dislike from Mr. Folarin. And it's not even just those tweets from back in the day, even now, Wale receives more than his fair share of hate. Is is his personality? His attitude? His sometimes corny raps?
  • ScHoolboy Q Reveals Themes Of "Oxymoron," J. Cole Has Production On It
    ScHoolboy Q Reveals Themes Of "Oxymoron," J. Cole Has Production On It
    Jul 5, 2013 at 12:07pm
    ScHoolboy Q is next up on the Black Hippy docket, and fans have been anticipating his new album, Oxymoron, for quite some time now.
  • Charts Don’t Lie: June 30
    Charts Don’t Lie: June 30
    Jun 30, 2013 at 03:27pm
    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.
  • Game Changers: Nas Edition
    Game Changers: Nas Edition
    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:01am
    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).
  • J. Cole To Release "The Warm Up" & "Friday Night Lights" Commercially
    J. Cole To Release "The Warm Up" & "Friday Night Lights" Commercially
    Jun 26, 2013 at 01:40pm
    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.
  • First Week Album Sales Are Here For Kanye West, J. Cole & Mac Miller [Update: Official SoundScan Numbers Revealed]
    First Week Album Sales Are Here For Kanye West, J. Cole & Mac Miller [Update: Official SoundScan Numbers Revealed]
    Jun 26, 2013 at 11:32am
    Here's what everyone's been waiting for. The first week sales for all those albums that dropped on June 18th have come in! Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller all dropped an album last week, and although all three albums had leaked prior, each rapper nonetheless moved a solid amount. The numbers line up with the projections as well.
  • J. Cole Speaks On "Made Nas Proud", Reveals It's Been In The Works For 2 Weeks
    J. Cole Speaks On "Made Nas Proud", Reveals It's Been In The Works For 2 Weeks
    Jun 25, 2013 at 02:09pm
    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. In a recent radio intrerview with 97.9 The Box in Houston, Cole revealed that the remix has been in the works for some time, predating even the release date of Born Sinner.
  • J. Cole Talks Being Part Of Dave Chappelle's Block Party & Competing With Kanye West
    J. Cole Talks Being Part Of Dave Chappelle's Block Party & Competing With Kanye West
    Jun 23, 2013 at 04:59pm
    J. Cole recently particiapted in an "Ask Me Anything" question session hosted by the online community sharing system Reddit. One of the main topics addressed was how the North Carolina emcee landed a cameo in Dave Chappelle's 2005 documentary 'Dave Chappelle's Block Party.' Cole can be seen in the audience of the concert throughout the film. He responded in earnest. 
  • Lyrics Of The Week: June 14-20
    Lyrics Of The Week: June 14-20
    Jun 23, 2013 at 08:04am
    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.  Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't hesitate to let us know in the comments section. Lines we're not quite sure about will be bolded. 
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