Video: J. Cole Says “Thank You”

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Congratulations are in order.

Says Jay-Z and his manager Mark Pitts:

“J Cole’s success is testament to amazing artist development and Cole’s hard work,” stated Shawn “JAY Z “Carter. “I want to congratulate him on a #1 album and more importantly a great body of work.”

“J Cole personifies humility and grace with edge and depth. As an MC, his point of view speaks to and represents me. I’m proud and blessed to be a part of his journey!” added Mark Pitts, President of Urban Music, Sony / JIVE Records and CEO, Bystorm Entertainment.

Previously: J. Cole – Cole World (Live On Hip Hop Nation) (Video)

Video: Big Sean Talks Cole World

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Big Sean only just realized they both signed to two legends, were signed for years and dropped millions of mixtapes in between.

J. Cole’s Complex.com Cover Story

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Complex.com publishes their J. Cole online cover story and got their in-house writer Damien Scott, Cole’s ex-College roommate from St. John’s University, to write the story of Jermaine’s come up and describe the time they stood in the rain in front of Baseline Studios back in 2005.

Link: J. Cole: In The Zone

Related: Timeline: J Cole’s Sideline Struggle

Previously: J. Cole – Daddy’s Little Girl (Video)

Video: J. Cole – Daddy’s Little Girl

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

J. Cole shoots a video for the last of three bonus tracks on the iTunes version of Cole World: The Sideline Story, out this Tuesday.

Previously: J. Cole Brings Out Kendrick Lamar @ Club Nokia (Video)

Audio: J. Cole Interview w/ DJ Whoo Kid

Monday, September 19th, 2011

J. Cole called into Whoo Kid‘s show over the weekend and talked about the Lil Wayne/Jay-Z beef, the Rihanna sextape rumors and his favorite joint on Watch The Throne.

Previously: J. Cole ft. Trey Songz – Can’t Get Enough (Video)

J. Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story (Track List + Track-by-Track Summary)

Monday, August 29th, 2011

J. Cole has kept everything close to the chest with this album and after revealing the artwork last week, he tweeted the final track list for his Roc Nation debut Cole World: The Sideline Story tonight for #AnyGivenSunday.

1. Intro
2. Dollar and a Dream III
3. Can’t Get Enough ft. Trey Songz
4. Lights Please
5. Interlude
6. Sideline Story
7. Mr. Nice Watch ft. Jay-Z
8. Cole World
9. In The Morning ft. Drake
10. Lost Ones
11. Nobody’s Perfect ft. Missy Elliot
12. Never Told (Prod. by No I.D.)
13. Rise and Shine
14. God’s Gift
15. Breakdown
16. Cheer Up

Bonus Tracks:
17. Nothing Lasts Forever
18. Work Out
19. Daddy’s Little Girl

A few things about the album after hearing it a week and a half ago:

Except for three songs, J. Cole produced the whole thing (and co-produced one track). More info below, including a track-by-track rundown of the album plus my thoughts:

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J. Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story Cover

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

For this week’s #AnyGivenSunday, Cole emancipates the album cover (art direction/design by Alex Haldi with photography by Leann Mueller) which is in tune with the overall theme of his other covers: The Warm Up, Friday Night Lights, “Workout” and the first Any Given Sunday EP.

Latest vlog for J. Cole’s Cole World: The Sideline Story is after the jump.

Previously: J. Cole – Work Out (Video)

Related: Cole World: World Tour Dates

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Video: J. Cole – Cole Summer Ep. 2

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Dreamville hits the MJ Statue in Chicago and then Saskatoon.

Previously: Wale ft. J. Cole – Bad Girls Club | Krispy Kreme (Ep. 1.5)