Watch J. Cole Make A Beat In The Back Of His Tourbus
Ever since dropping his featureless (now-platinum) album 2014 Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole has been all about that tour life, performing sold-out shows across the country and the world. It's part of what made him the highest-grossing hip-hop artist of 2015. But that doesn't mean his creativity has been laying idle; in fact, it seems that Cole has spent countless hours in his tourbus studio exploring new ideas.
Bas Feat. J. Cole "Night Job" Video
Bas Feat. J. Cole
Queens emcee Bas had some unfortunate timing last week when he released his album Too High To Riot on the same day Kendrick Lamar dropped his entirely unexpected untitled unmastered, but y’all still came out in support of the young Dreamville signee.
J. Cole Performs Notorious B.I.G.'s "Hypnotize"
J. Cole was the Friday night headliner at Air & Style, a new Los Angeles music and arts festival put on by snowboarder Shaun White. (The festival also featured performances from Action Bronson, the Flatbush Zombies, Migos, Danny Brown, Big Grams, and a big ass snowboard jump... looks pretty lit.)
Trae Tha Truth Feat. J. Cole & Ink "Children Of Men " Video
Trae Tha Truth Feat. J. Cole
Trae Tha Truth recently delivered fans a second instalment in his Tha Truth series. The album dropped at the beginning of February, and has already seen a music video release for the record "Crazy." Today the Houston native follows up with a visual for his soulful collaboration with J. Cole and Ink, "Children of Men." As the record itself is a story-telling one, it's unsurprising that they also went the story-telling route for the black and white music video.
J. Cole "Love Yourz" Video
A day after turning 31, and releasing a live rendition of his 2014 album Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole decides to keep it moving by sharing a new music video for his album cut “Love Yourz.” Helping promote the recently-released HBO documentary, the video is made up of performance footage from the homecoming concert in North Carolina, along with backstage access, and other footage of Cole kicking it with his Dreamville team & friends. Check it out.
Watch The Full J. Cole #MLKNow Interview, Including Marriage Reveal
As part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the #MLKNow organization, J. Cole sat down for an interview with “Creed” director Ryan Coogler. A snippet of the interview made headlines when the director accidentally let slip that the North Carolina rapper is married.
J. Cole's HBO Documentary "Road To Homecoming" (Episode 4)
Episode 4 of J Cole's "Road to Homecoming" documentary series has arrived. Watch 28 minutes of behind the scenes footage of Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive" tour, with special appearances from YG, Pusha T and rest of the Dreamville squad. The "Road to Homecoming" series will culminate with the "Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming" concert special airing Saturday, January 9 at 10PM on HBO, with one last documentary episode airing online next Wednesday, January 13. Check out past episodes if you missed 'em:
J. Cole's HBO Documentary "Road To Homecoming" (Episode 3)
J. Cole teamed up with HBO for a special documentary tracking his nights leading up to his Homecoming show for his 2014 Forest Hills Drive tour this past year. Cole has been rolling out the documentary in episodes, with the final episode being the Homecoming show in North Carolina. While we wait on HBO to air that on January 9th, we're being treated to the third episode, "This Is What You Wanted."
J. Cole's HBO Documentary "Road To Homecoming" (Episode 2)
J. Cole is releasing one episode of his "Road to Homecoming" documentary every week until his big HBO special concert film "Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming" airs on January 9th. After last week's successful first episode, Cole returns with "Ain't Nothin' Like That," which follows him around the country on his "2014 Forest Hills Drive" tour, interacting with fans, coordinating with his crew, and working on new music on his tour bus.
J. Cole's HBO Documentary "Road To Homecoming" (Episode 1)
The highlight of J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive tour was undoubtedy his homecoming concert in Fayetteville, at which which Drake and Jay Z came out (in addition to opening acts YG, Jeremih, & Big Sean). Cole recently announced an HBO Special documenting the special concert called "Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming" would premiere on January 9th.
Watch The Trailer For J. Cole's "Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming" Special On HBO
The most anticipated stop on J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive" tour was in his hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina. The homecoming show was such an occasion, in fact, that it is the subject of an upcoming HBO special that will premiere on January 9 at 10 PM EST. Here's the first trailer for "Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming," and it's looking like the documentary will be a must-watch for any hip-hop fan.
Word On The Street: Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole
The topic of conversation for this week's Word On The Street episode, centers around two highly-praised MCs, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole. With both MCs recently trading remixes, each killing the other's song, the two artists have been on our mind. More to the point, their mythologized joint album has been on our mind.
Miguel "Waves (Teaser)" Video
Miguel has shared a preview of the upcoming music video to "Waves," off his Wildheart album, released at the end of June. The teaser clip starts off with Miguel swimming in the deep, and we're soon taken to a colorfully lit nightclub, where Miguel is somehow both the night's performer as well as a sweaty dancing clubgoer. As with most of Miguel's videos, there are lots of bodies touching and plenty of sexual innuendo.
J. Cole Says The Term "Good Cop" Is An Oxymoron
J. Cole is a rapper who never shies away from touchy subjects, especially those in the sociopolitical realm. Cole recently guested on The Combat Jack Show, where he was asked about the rampant police brutality in America and what society can do to curb police violence. The 2014 Forest Hills Drive rapper went on to explain that there are good men and women who become cops, but due to the institutionalized job description, the term "good cop" itself is an oxymoron.
J. Cole Talks To Sway In The Morning
Sway In The Morning sat down with J. Cole after his "2014 Forest Hills Drive" tour hit San Diego recently. The two chopped it up backstage and discussed touring with Big Sean and YG, as well as Cole's rising Dreamville imprint, and more. Sway takes J. Cole through each of his Dreamville signees, finding out what drew him to each artist, from Omen, to Bas, to Cozz. They also have a discussion about the ever-changing rap game, and how you don't necessarily need the 'radio single' and the 'features' to get out. Watch the full interview above.
Watch J. Cole Star In Short Film, "Off The Grid"
J. Cole has teamed up with Swiss company Bally for a line of hiker boots and get this -- backpacks. The Forest Hills Drive rapper appears in a new short film sponsored by the brand, travelling across Jamaica in some beautifully shot footage. Unfortunately, if you're looking to cop some new kicks or bring backpack rap back, it's going to cost you. Boots range from $695 to $1,995, while the bags can cost up to $2,795 -- and y'all thought the Yeezys were pricey.
Janet Jackson Feat. J. Cole "No Sleeep" Video
Janet Jackson Feat. J. Cole
Earlier this week, janet Jackson unveiled a new version of her recent track "No Sleeep" that featured a fresh J. Cole verse. Today, it gets a video.
Someone Threw An iPhone At J. Cole's Face In San Diego
It's one thing to pay to go to a J. Cole show just to throw shit at him, but one Cole hater gave no fucks when it came to monetary loss in the name of shade. What could have only been a supreme lack of chill resulted in a phone being chucked across the venue and hitting the rapper square in the face at his San Diego performance.
J. Cole Brings Out Kendrick Lamar In L.A.
J. Cole Feat. Kendrick Lamar
J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar's mutual respect is well-documented, with the two rappers consistently hinting at a collaborative project that has still yet to surface. With that being said, we hadn't seen or heard them together in a minute, so Lamar's appearance at J. Cole's Dollar and a Dream show in L.A. was a pleasant surprise. Kendrick performed “Alright” and the fan favorite, but seldom-performed b-side, "Cartoons & Cereal". Maybe later that night they got back in the studio together? We can only hope.
J. Cole Speaks On Story Behind "Friday Night Lights" Mixtape
During a stop on his "Dollar And A Dream" tour, J. Cole took time out of his set list to explain to concert go-ers the idea behind his 2010 mixtape, Friday Night Lights, arguably one of Cole's best releases to date. As Cole explains it, he was going through some things with the constant delay and pressure of his debut album.