Most Educated Rappers
With school back in session, we've decided to take a look at some of the rappers with college educations. Ashlee Ray goes through the list of both graduates, and College Dropouts in her latest video. Some of them may surprise you! Check it out below.
J. Cole Takes Shots At Iggy Azalea, Eminem & Macklemore On "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Leak
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.
J Cole To Release "4 Your Eyez Only" Album Next Week
In an unexpected turn of events, J Cole's next album 4 Your Eyez Only has been made available to pre-order on iTunes with the release date of December 9th, the two-year anniversary of the release of his multi-platinum album 2014 Forest Hills Drive.
Is This The Release Date For Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole's Joint Project?
Rap fans have been talking about Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole's promised collaborative project for years, and just when it seemed all hope was lost for the album, some major hints have arrived. Yesterday, K.Dot and Cole remixed one another's songs for Black Friday, and right at the end of his track, Cole shared a vague promise: "When you and K. Dot shit dropping? / Bitch never, they can’t handle two black niggas this clever / But this February, bet shit get scary when I fuck around and drop..."
Watch J. Cole’s New 40-Minute Documentary “Eyez”
Well look what we have here. Just hours after finding out that J. Cole will be releasing a new album on December 9 called 4 Your Eyez Only, the North Carolina rapper decides to release a new documentary via Tidal today called “Eyez.”
Stream J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive"
On November 14, J. Cole shocked the rap world with the announcement that his third solo album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, would be hitting stores before the end of 2014. Ladies and gentlemen, the day foretold has finally arrived. Available for streaming now on Spotify, the new record features no credited guest appearances, almost guaranteeing that the release is the emcee's most personal to date. While Cole may handle all of the mic work on this one, the project is far from a solo effort, however.
J. Cole Reveals "4 Your Eyez Only" Album Tracklist
We’re just days away from the release of J. Cole’s highly anticipated “surprise” album 4 Yours Eyez Only, but before it arrives this Friday (Thursday at midnight to be exact), the Dreamville rapper decides to give fans a taste of what’s to come by sharing its official tracklist ahead of time on social media Monday night.
J.Cole & Dreamville Surprise Fans With Release Of "Revenge Of The Dreamers 2"
Well hello! Just hours after hearing news of the Dreamville’s sequel to Revenge Of The Dreamers, J.Cole and company decide to surprise fans by dropping it off on iTunes tonight a few days early.
First Week Album Sales Are Here For Kanye West, J. Cole & Mac Miller [Update: Official SoundScan Numbers Revealed]
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 Reveals "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Tracklist
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 Is Secretly A Married Man
Sorry ladies, J Cole is off the market… officially now. Last year, news surfaced that J Cole had been reportedly engaged to his longtime girlfriend, but now it turns out they actually took that leap of faith together.
Review: J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive"
J. Cole has come a long way from rapping about how to get up off the sideline. Three albums in, with 2014 Forest Hills Drive, the “God” is home. The Fayetteville, North Carolina native composed an honest, nostalgic album without any apologies. Cole typically plays it safe, straddling the fence of a conscious rapper who can still create commercial hits and enjoy a good romp in the bed.
Nia Long Responds To J. Cole Saying He Was "Too Young" For Her On "No Role Modelz"
Actress Nia Long sat down with Larry King recently, and King, a noted hip-hop enthusiast, asked her about why she has been mentioned in so many hip-hop songs. She explained that hip-hop began blowing up around the same time as black actors like herself were starting to land major roles, and thus, rappers often saw her as a symbol of success. Her good looks probably didn't hurt either. King went on to mention that the most recent rapper to namedrop Nia Long in a song is J. Cole, who, on the 2014 Forest Hills Drive song "No Role Modelz," rapped:
Kendrick Lamar Speaks On J. Cole's "Control" Response
There were certainly a lot of "Control" responses within the weeks of Kendrick Lamar's infamous verse, but not one from the actual rappers mentioned. Better late than never, J. Cole offered a unique response (or moreso a reaction) to the call-out this month, with a guest verse on Justin Timberlake's "TKO (Remix)".
Watch J. Cole's "Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming" Concert Film
After teasing us with previews of the big premiere in the preceding weeks, HBO aired J. Cole's highly-anticipated concert film, Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming, last night. The show was filmed in Cole's hometown of Fayetteville, N.C., where he gave his day-one fans some special surprises, including appearances from Drake, Jay Z, Big Sean, and YG.
J. Cole Announces "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Album, Releases Artwork
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.
Lil Uzi Vert Slyly Acknowledges J. Cole Diss
J. Cole seriously stirred the pot of hip-hop this week, and one by one, rappers have been responding. In Cole's new track "Everybody Dies," the North Carolina rapper took existential shots at the class of "Lil" rappers. Most assume he meant either Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, or both.
Lil Yachty Explains "Fuck J. Cole" Tweet
When you become an overnight rap sensation, you have to deal with the prying eyes (*trolls*) of the internet going to great lengths to dig up your past in hopes of uncovering something incriminating. Social media is often the first place to look. Awhile back a bunch of rappers' old tweets started going viral and making the news cycle, and recently Yachty's had a few from his youth surface as well.
Trick-Trick Suggests Banning J. Cole From Detroit Following Eminem "Diss"
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.
First Week Sales Projections For Kanye West, J. Cole, & Mac Miller [Update: More Accurate Numbers Revealed]
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.