Posts Tagged ‘j.cole’

J. Cole Says He Understands 2Pac and Bob Marley More Every Year

J. Cole, who says his new album has allowed him to break free from the stress he felt while crafting previous works, recently spoke with NPR about how his maturity has also helped him appreciate material... Read more »

Watch J. Cole’s Emotional Performance of “Be Free” on Letterman

In the immediate aftermath of Michael Brown being shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, J. Cole released a song called “Be Free” along with an honest message on his blog. With his album, 2014 Forest Hills being released earlier... Read more »

Go Inside J. Cole’s Childhood Home

J. Cole appears in his childhood home on the cover of Complex’s December 2014/January 2015 issue, which also has a Nicki Minaj cover and, of course, the Wale and Jerry Seinfeld cover. On his cover, Cole’s room is decorated with... Read more »

J. Cole Explains How Stereotypes Can Be F*cked Up

In a video feature with Fader, J. Cole takes time while prepping for one of many “Dollar and a Dream” shows, by explaining his perspective on stereotypes and how negative they can be. “You can’t judge another person,” he says.... Read more »

J. Cole Journeys Back Home to Announce “2014 Forest Hills Drive” Album

In order to announce his new album, 2014 Forest Hill Drive, J. Cole took a trip back home. In the video announcement for the project, J. Cole remembers calling out a biter and destroying his first... Read more »

Jessie Ware – “Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe” (J. Cole Remix)

It’s become clear that Jessie Ware can really do no wrong. Each of her songs seem too beautiful to even dare be altered in any way. As true as that may be, a little extra tweaking... Read more »

Stream Cozz’s Debut Album “Cozz & Effect”

Los Angeles rapper Cozz has had an exciting year to date—steadily rising since the release of his career-starting single “Dreams” in March—and today he delivers Cozz & Effect, his debut album via Dreamville/Interscope Records. When J.... Read more »

J. Cole Reacts to Michael Brown’s Killing With New Song “Be Free”

As the situation in Ferguson, Missouri continues to develop after a young man named Michael Brown was shot dead by a police officer, various musicians have reacted by sharing their thoughts. Rapper Killer Mike wrote a heartfelt message about... Read more »

Chance The Rapper Is Working with Jessie Ware, James Blake, J. Cole, Wyclef Jean, and Boys Noize

Wow. In an interview with the UK’s DJ Semtex for BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, Chance The Rapper has confirmed some incredibly exciting artists that he’s recently worked with. Alongside more expected James Blake collaborations (they did... Read more »

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 »