J. Cole News

  • Review: J. Cole's "Born Sinner"
    Review: J. Cole's "Born Sinner"
    Jun 20, 2013 at 02:54pm
    Cole World: The Sideline Story was considered somewhat of a disappointment to fans who really knew the raw talent that J. Cole posseses. The storyteller and the street smart rapper that fans loved was missing in his debut album. This time around Cole delivers a more cohesive project, with tracks easily flowing one by one to create a complete concept: Born Sinner.
  • First Week Sales Projections For Kanye West, J. Cole, & Mac Miller [Update: More Accurate Numbers Revealed]
    First Week Sales Projections For Kanye West, J. Cole, & Mac Miller [Update: More Accurate Numbers Revealed]
    Jun 19, 2013 at 03:43pm
    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.
  • J. Cole Fan Seemingly Threatens Sister's Life If Rapper Does Not Retweet Him [Update: Fan Investigated By Police]
    J. Cole Fan Seemingly Threatens Sister's Life If Rapper Does Not Retweet Him [Update: Fan Investigated By Police]
    Jun 19, 2013 at 02:18pm
    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.
  • J. Cole Says Nas Was "Honored" & "Highly Impressed" By "Let Nas Down"
    J. Cole Says Nas Was "Honored" & "Highly Impressed" By "Let Nas Down"
    Jun 18, 2013 at 05:18pm
    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. When the NC rapper ran into Nas in the airport, he played him the song, which got a much more positive response from Nasir than "Work Out" before it.
  • Jay-Z Says There's "New Rules" While Acknowledging Wale, J. Cole & Kanye West On Twitter
    Jay-Z Says There's "New Rules" While Acknowledging Wale, J. Cole & Kanye West On Twitter
    Jun 17, 2013 at 02:20pm
    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. 
  • Mac Miller Explains How He "Wanted To Run" From Dropping The Same Day As Kanye West & J. Cole
    Mac Miller Explains How He "Wanted To Run" From Dropping The Same Day As Kanye West & J. Cole
    Jun 12, 2013 at 05:05pm
    June 18th has become an increasingly anticipated day, originally solely Mac Miller's release date for his upcoming Watching Movies With The Sound Off. Kanye West later announced his own project Yeezus would drop the same day, which then saw J.
  • J. Cole Comments On His Use Of Word "Faggot" In "Villuminati"
    J. Cole Comments On His Use Of Word "Faggot" In "Villuminati"
    Jun 12, 2013 at 01:20pm
    J. Cole is usually quite conscious and aware of current socio-political issues on his tracks. He's not usually one to swear excessively or use slurs in his music. Thus fans may have been caught offguard when the Cole World rapper used the word "faggot" in a track off his new album, Born Sinner.
  • Lyrics Of The Week: May 31 - June 6
    Lyrics Of The Week: May 31 - June 6
    Jun 8, 2013 at 09:50pm
    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. 
  • Stream J. Cole's "Born Sinner" In Its Entirety
    Stream J. Cole's "Born Sinner" In Its Entirety
    Jun 7, 2013 at 06:05pm
    J. Cole's Born Sinner leaked last night after coordinated streaming events at various North American locations. As such, he's decided to offer a free stream 11 days before the official June 18 release date.   Stream the whole project below, read all the words over at GotBars and pre-order it on iTunes, if you wish. 
  • J. Cole Explains In-Depth Story Behind "Let Nas Down"
    J. Cole Explains In-Depth Story Behind "Let Nas Down"
    Jun 7, 2013 at 01:23pm
    J. Cole's tracklist has gotten people talking, specifically, the track #15 titled "Let Nas Down." Although Cole recently shut down rumors that he titled a track "I Disappointed Nas," the real title is pretty close. J.
  • J. Cole To Host One-Time Listening Session For "Born Sinner" On Thursday
    J. Cole To Host One-Time Listening Session For "Born Sinner" On Thursday
    Jun 6, 2013 at 12:01am
     Just like his June 18th "rival" Kanye West, J. Cole is taking his marketing and promotion strategies to the another level.
  • Possible Tracklist Released For J. Cole's "Born Sinner" [Update: J. Cole Confirms Tracklist Is Real]
    Possible Tracklist Released For J. Cole's "Born Sinner" [Update: J. Cole Confirms Tracklist Is Real]
    Jun 5, 2013 at 03:29pm
    J. Cole has already shot down one rumored tracklist for Born Sinner that was circulating the web the other week, but now another one has surfaced, looking quite plausible.
  • J. Cole Explains How "Born Sinner" Was Written "Out Of A Negative Place"
    J. Cole Explains How "Born Sinner" Was Written "Out Of A Negative Place"
    Jun 1, 2013 at 04:04pm
    It seems Yeezus may not be the only "dark" album dropping on June 18th. J. Cole is dropping his sophomore album on the same day, and a recent interview with Soul Culture indicates that the rapper used the writing process to get out of a dark time in his life. 
  • J. Cole Announces "Dollar & A Dream" Summer Tour
    J. Cole Announces "Dollar & A Dream" Summer Tour
    May 31, 2013 at 07:44pm
    As reported by MissInfo, J. Cole is scheduled to perform across North America this summer. His 10-stop "Dollar & A Dream" tour begins on June 11 in Miami and will make stops in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston, Detroit, and Toronto.
  • Wale Talks On J. Cole's Album Date Change & Why He Didn't Follow Suit
    Wale Talks On J. Cole's Album Date Change & Why He Didn't Follow Suit
    May 31, 2013 at 01:44pm
    Wale is dropping his upcoming album, The Gifted, on June 25th, a date which his friend and past collaborator, J. Cole, had previously picked out but decided to jump a week earlier.
  • J. Cole Says Rumored Tracklist For "Born Sinner" Is False & Speaks On "Crooked Smile" With TLC
    J. Cole Says Rumored Tracklist For "Born Sinner" Is False & Speaks On "Crooked Smile" With TLC
    May 31, 2013 at 11:36am
    J. Cole's upcoming album seems to be getting more and more anticipated with every leak and interview he does. The rapper is definitely confident in his sophomore effort, choosing to go against Kanye West on June 18th.
  • J. Cole Covers Billboard Magazine
    J. Cole Covers Billboard Magazine
    May 30, 2013 at 11:21pm
    After liberating a brand new record off his upcoming album Born Sinner tonight, J. Cole keeps his name in the news by covering the June issue of Billboard Magazine. 
  • J. Cole Reflects On The First Time He Met Kendrick Lamar
    J. Cole Reflects On The First Time He Met Kendrick Lamar
    May 30, 2013 at 03:25pm
    J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar have been "friendly competitors" for some time now, with plans to drop a collaborative project even before their major label debuts hit the shelves. While the joint-material has still yet to surface, both artists remain adamant that they will release something soon. In a recent interview, Cole didn't say much about any upcoming work with K-Dot, but he did shed some light on how they met in the first place.
  • J. Cole Explains How TLC Feature Happened
    J. Cole Explains How TLC Feature Happened
    May 24, 2013 at 09:59am
    Yesterday we found out that J. Cole enlisted the help of TLC's T-Boz and Chilli on his upcoming album, Born Sinner, and that he's the only one rapping on his album. However, J. Cole wouldn't share any more details other than that.
  • J. Cole Reveals There's A TLC Feature On "Born Sinner" But No Rap Features
    J. Cole Reveals There's A TLC Feature On "Born Sinner" But No Rap Features
    May 23, 2013 at 04:48pm
    J. Cole in full promo mode until his upcoming album drops, he's been doing interview after interview, and it doesn't stop overseas. While in London the Cole World rapper spoke to BBC 1 radio's Charlie Sloth about Born Sinner, and revealed new information on the highly anticipated album.
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