Posts Tagged ‘j.cole’

Five Years After “The Warm Up,” J. Cole Writes a Letter to Fans and Releases the Video for “Lights Please”

It’s always interesting to take a look back and trace where artist’s first get their break. For J. Cole, that moment arguably came with his early mixtape The Warm Up, and more specifically with the simple but... Read more »

What Music is New York City Listening to in the Snow?

The weather in New York City has been pretty brutal lately. Just when we think it's about to warm up, another snow storm hits, and now the streets and sidewalks are caked with brown slush and... Read more »

Kanye West Speaks Out Against Grammy Album of the Year Snub

When the list of Grammy nominations was announced last Friday night, for many, one name was notably missing from the Album of the Year nominations and that was Kanye West‘s, for Yeezus. While performing in Phoenix last... Read more »

Video: J. Cole ft. TLC – “Crooked Smile”

J. Cole has never been one to conform to expectations. Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Cole does his best to present an honest perspective of whatever’s on his mind. Here, he teams... Read more »

X Ambassadors Cover J.Cole’s “Power Trip”

Brooklyn’s X Ambassadors have had a busy year. After signing with KIDinaKORNER/Interscope and entering the majors, they’ve also been touring with radio killers Imagine Dragons and recorded and released their initial EP Love Songs Drugs Songs. But... Read more »

Drake Brings Out Kanye to Perform “New Slaves” at the Annual OVO Festival

The list of people Drake brought out for his OVO Festival in Toronto is already reading like an A-list rap roster: J. Cole, Mase, Diddy, Wale, Big Sean, French Montana,  A$AP Rocky, and even TLC. Yes, you read that... Read more »

Rappers and Their Zodiac Signs

In the realm of the rap, much is left to chance. Some believe they are fated to become powerful, iconic entities, while others seem to stumble into the fame almost by accident. Then, there are those... Read more »

J.Cole Apologizes to Autism Speaks

After J.Cole and Drake released their joint track “Jodeci Freestyle,” Cole found himself the target of much criticism for one of his lines on the song that includes an offensive reference to the Autism community. Today,... Read more »

Songs That Have Sparked Controversy in 2013

2013 is approximately half over, and it's already been a year teeming with controversy. From those who have their feathers ruffled over Miley Cyrus' twerking and brand new grill in "We Can't Stop" to the very... Read more »

J. Cole’s “Born Sinner” Has Sold More Copies Than Kanye West’s “Yeezus”

This week, J. Cole‘s Born Sinner has climbed to the No.1 spot on the Billboard 200, and according to Billboard, the album has sold an impressive 439,000 copies in total so far. Kanye West‘s new album... Read more »

Random News of the Week Featuring J. Cole’s Twitter Rant and Chance The Fencer

We see a lot of really random shit every week. Deciding what to post and what to ignore is a constant balancing act that requires much skill, judgment, and discretion. Sometimes it depends on how drunk... Read more »

J. Cole ft. Nas – “Let Nas Down (Remix)”

One of the most interesting and revealing songs on J. Cole’s recently released Born Sinner album was “Let Nas Down,” a refreshingly honest peek into the rapper’s mindset and his embarrassment and guilt at finding out Nas’ negative reaction to Cole World: The... Read more »

Album Stream: J. Cole – “Born Sinner”

Due out on June 18 is J. Cole‘s Born Sinner, and the word on the Internets (either via those who attended the listening last night or who gobbled up the leak that dropped simultaneously) has it... Read more »

Video: Levii Ru$$ell – “Mastermind”

As with great singers, sometimes the purest enjoyment that rap can offer comes from great technique. Often rap fans seem to demand substance over style (a perception perhaps made disproportionate by the blogosphere), forgetting that satisfaction... Read more »

J. Cole – “N*ggaz Know”

With Born Sinner coming June 18, J. Cole drops off a new cut from the album. This one’s got a soulful sample and borrows from Biggie’s “Notorious Thugs” flow, taking on a contemplative tone and maintaining a... Read more »