J. Cole News

  • 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 Reveals "Truly Yours 4" & "Revenge Of The Dreams 2" Are In The Works
    J. Cole Reveals "Truly Yours 4" & "Revenge Of The Dreams 2" Are In The Works
    Nov 26, 2014 at 04:22pm
    J. Cole surprised fans with the announcement of his new album 2014 Forest Hills Drive, but it's looking like he may have another project or two up his sleeve.
  • 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 Shows Up At A Fan's House In Dallas To Play Her "2014 Forest Hills Drive"
    J. Cole Shows Up At A Fan's House In Dallas To Play Her "2014 Forest Hills Drive"
    Nov 20, 2014 at 10:45am
    J. Cole is currently bringing his album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, to different cities across the country, hosting listening sessions.
  • J. Cole Launches Contest For "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Listening Party In His Childhood Home
    J. Cole Launches Contest For "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Listening Party In His Childhood Home
    Nov 18, 2014 at 02:20pm
    J. Cole surprised fans this weekend when he announced his new album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive would be available as soon as December 9th. This wasn't the only unexpected news from the rapper, who explained that the title of the record is actually the address of his childhood home, which he recently bought back. 
  • 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.
  • Is There A J. Cole Album Coming In December? Fans Seem To Think So
    Is There A J. Cole Album Coming In December? Fans Seem To Think So
    Nov 16, 2014 at 01:27pm
    J. Cole may be taking the increasingly popular surprise (or alternatively, "Beyonce style!") approach to releasing his new album, at least according to the impressive internet sleuths (but also known trolls) at KanyeToThe.
  • 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
  • Krayzie And Bizzy Bone Will Be On J. Cole's New Album
    Krayzie And Bizzy Bone Will Be On J. Cole's New Album
    Sep 4, 2014 at 07:17pm
    Although he recently shared a track that responded to the Michael Brown shooting, J. Cole hasn't given us any details about his follow-up to last year's Born Sinner. The first bit of information we've gotten about that upcoming album comes from Steve Lobel, manager of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, who just revealed that Krayzie and Bizzy Bone will be on Cole's next project.
  • Samples Of The Week: August 21
    Samples Of The Week: August 21
    Aug 21, 2014 at 01:03pm
    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". 
  • J. Cole Visits Ferguson
    J. Cole Visits Ferguson
    Aug 17, 2014 at 10:22pm
    Just days after releasing his heartfelt tribute to fallen teenager Mike Brown, J. Cole has paid a visit to Ferguson, MO, to commemorate the victim at the scene of his shooting. Based on the video footage that has appeared on various social networks, the experience appears to have been an extremely humbling one for Cole. He took time to hear stories from the town's protestors before ultimately visiting Brown's memorial.
  • Usher, J. Cole, 50 Cent & More Perform At Drake's OVO Fest
    Usher, J. Cole, 50 Cent & More Perform At Drake's OVO Fest
    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:46pm
    Drake always makes sure to keep the surprises coming at his annual OVO Fest, and this year is no exception. So far, he's brought out plenty of guests, including YG for "Who Do You Love", Lauryn Hill, who sang back up on "Days In The East", and Usher who performed a selection of hits like "Climax" and "Confessions". Other guests have included the likes of Jhene Aiko, J. Cole, PartyNextDoor, Tinashe, and more.
  • Drake Calls Himself & J. Cole The "Two Kings" Of The Rap Game During L.A. Show
    Drake Calls Himself & J. Cole The "Two Kings" Of The Rap Game During L.A. Show
    Jul 24, 2014 at 01:21pm
    Earlier today we posted footage from J. Cole's "Dollar And A Dream" tour finale in Los Angeles last night. The ColeWorld MC went out with a bang, performing two shows in one night, with each show seeing a different surprise guest: Kendrick Lamar and Drake. We saw brief footage from K. Dot's time on stage, and now plenty of Instagram clips are circulating from Drizzy's time on stage.
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