J. Cole News

  • 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. 
  • 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.
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