J. Cole News

  • Most Educated Rappers
    Most Educated Rappers
    Sep 18, 2013 at 09:44am
    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 Takes Shots At Iggy Azalea, Eminem & Macklemore On "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Leak
    Dec 3, 2014 at 04:03pm
    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.
  • Stream J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive"
    Stream J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive"
    Dec 9, 2014 at 03:29am
    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.
  • 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 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. 
  • Review: J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive"
    Review: J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive"
    Dec 15, 2014 at 06:25pm
    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.
  • Kendrick Lamar Speaks On J. Cole's "Control" Response
    Kendrick Lamar Speaks On J. Cole's "Control" Response
    Dec 15, 2013 at 07:45pm
    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)".
  • 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.
  • Trick-Trick Suggests Banning J. Cole From Detroit Following Eminem "Diss"
    Trick-Trick Suggests Banning J. Cole From Detroit Following Eminem "Diss"
    Dec 7, 2014 at 04:48pm
    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]
    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 Writes Sincere Apology Letter For Lyric On "Jodeci" [Update: Drake Issues Apology]
    J. Cole Writes Sincere Apology Letter For Lyric On "Jodeci" [Update: Drake Issues Apology]
    Jul 22, 2013 at 09:47pm
    Various groups and fans have been more vocal recently about being outraged and offended by offensive lyrics from rappers.  Most recently we have the Lil Wayne Emmett Till line, and the Rick Ross date-rap reference, and the most recent, J. Cole's line on his "Jodeci" freestyle with Drake about autistic people.  Now Cole has penned a heartfelt letter apologizing for the line. 
  • First Week Sales Projections For J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive"
    First Week Sales Projections For J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive"
    Dec 9, 2014 at 04:58pm
    Thus far in 2014, no one in hip-hop has been able to top the first week that Rick Ross' Mastermind had in March (selling 179,000 copies), but now J. Cole's been predicted to best it by quite a substantial margin.
  • J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Debuts At Number One On The Billboard 200
    J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Debuts At Number One On The Billboard 200
    Dec 16, 2014 at 04:55pm
    Rick Ross, move over -- J. Cole just topped your first week sales record for 2014. Rozay's Mastermind moved 179,000 units in its first week back in March, but now his tally's been handily topped by that of Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive. The official numbers just came in, and it looks like Cole sold a whopping 361,120 copies of his new project.
  • J. Cole Announces "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Tour [Update: Tour Dates Announced]
    J. Cole Announces "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Tour [Update: Tour Dates Announced]
    Feb 23, 2015 at 08:42am
    J. Cole's new album may be his most successful one yet, not only that, it could very well be his best project since his mixtape days. 2014 Forest Hills Drive has already gone gold, and is quickly en route to achieving platinum certification, as it hovers near the 800k mark in total sales. 
  • J. Cole Lists Top 5 Rappers, Recalls "Worshipping" Eminem
    J. Cole Lists Top 5 Rappers, Recalls "Worshipping" Eminem
    Dec 12, 2014 at 02:01pm
    J. Cole's address of white privilege on "Fire Squad" has consistently been misconstrued as an Eminem diss by fans and media alike. Cole has always been pretty vocal about his admiration for Shady, but he nevertheless took the chance to set the record straight in his recent interview with Angie Martinez.
  • 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 Reportedly Engaged To Longterm Girlfriend
    J. Cole Reportedly Engaged To Longterm Girlfriend
    Jan 22, 2015 at 09:31am
    J. Cole is definitely not a rapper who puts his love life on wax (or on twitter, or any social media for that matter). The North Carolina rapper keeps his personal life tightly under wraps for the most part, but sometimes these gossip sites catch up with you, no matter what. Word is that he got engaged to his girlfriend Melissa Heholt.
  • J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Reportedly Goes Gold
    J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Reportedly Goes Gold
    Dec 24, 2014 at 10:55am
    J. Cole's new album 2014 Forest Hills Drive already did great numbers opening week, debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 and selling 371,228 copies, which includes streams. His second week on shelves is proving just as eventful, as Cole has quickly reached more than 500k units in sales, which equals gold certification.
  • Kanye West, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole & More Announced As Owners Of TIDAL
    Kanye West, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole & More Announced As Owners Of TIDAL
    Mar 30, 2015 at 05:29pm
    While we didn't get any surprise releases, the TIDAL launch was not without its curveballs. They came out early as well, when the owner of the company was announced not just as Jay Z, but a huge collection of well known musicians from all different genres.Kanye, Beyoncé, Daft Punk, Jack White, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Rihanna, Usher, Alicia Keys, J. Cole, and Win and Regine from Arcade Fire were among the many announced, and after arranging themselves in a line across the stage, the musicians each signed a contract with the company. 
  • J. Cole Announces "What Dreams May Come Tour" With Wale [Update: More North American Tour Dates Added]
    J. Cole Announces "What Dreams May Come Tour" With Wale [Update: More North American Tour Dates Added]
    Nov 12, 2013 at 01:07pm
    J. Cole and Wale just released a pretty huge track together, but it seems they have a little bit more up their sleeve. J. Cole just tweeted what appears to be the flyer for an upcoming tour with himself and Wale. Cole has also announced the first wave of dates for the "What Dreams May Come Tour," which kicks off September 10th in Miami.  Check out the flyer, and initial list of dates in the gallery above, and listen to the duo's most recent collaboration below.
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