J. Cole Has A New Album Dropping Next Week

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

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J. Cole dropped 2014 Forest Hills Drive back in 2014 and has pretty much skated off that album since. Sure, it went platinum, but what most people don’t realize is that he actually had guest features on every track, so does it really count? Maybe Jermaine will have better luck with 4 Your Eyez Only, a new project which surfaced on iTunes this morning for pre-order with a release date of next Friday, December 9th.

UPDATE: Cole drops a 40-minute documentary called Eyez that docuuments the creation of the album over the last several months. Watch below with a TIDAL subscription.

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Spillage Village ft. J. Cole, Bas, Earthgang & J.I.D – Can’t Call It

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

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So as it turns out, that J.Cole verse that we first heard as “Jermaine’s Interlude” on DJ Khaled’s Major Key album, was actually a verse he recorded for this track “Can’t Call It” from Spillage Village. The crew, which consists of EarthGang, J.I.D and Hollywood JB, just released the full track which also features an appearance from Bas.

Check it out below.

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Jay-Z & J. Cole – “Empire State of Mind” & “Lights Please” Single Artwork

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

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Download: Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind

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Download: J. Cole – Lights Please (Mastered)

Props Splash & Alex Haldi

Video: J.Cole – 16 Bars

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

“The flow cold as the shoulders of gold-digging hoes when a broke nigga approaches, told ya’ll I’m focused”

Cole spits his verse off “A Star Is Born” for the latest installment of Court Dunn’s 16 Bars series.

Video: J.Cole Spits “On Top Of The World” for Angela Yee

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Above, J.Cole spits the song “On Top Of The World” that he originally recorded with the hope of getting the beat onto Jay-Z’s American Gangster album. Before you watch that though, you should hit the jump and hear the story behind it and how he tried to pass Jay the CD outside the Roc The Mic studios.

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Video: J.Cole x Jabari – #ArtistAdvice

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Gotta give Jabari a hat tip for this one. Great idea homie, some of these artists out here need it desperately.

Says him:

I love doing these posts and I hope we are helping all artists out there become better. I want to share advice not just from me but artists who are in the game and at various stages in their careers. First up is J. Cole. The young MC has a very promising future and he gives his insight on what all artists should remember. If you enjoyed this clip send J. Cole a thanks. Share your own artist advice on Twitter using the #ArtistAdvice hashtag.

In this clip, J.Cole speaks on building an online presence and remaining humble.

Previously:  J. Cole – Grown Simba (Sneakerpimps D.C.)

Video: J.Cole – Lights Please (Live)

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

The homie KN2.0 dubbed some audio over J.Cole’s performance of Lights Please” last night at his mixtape release party @ La Poisson Rouge.

Below is an excerpt from an interview Cole did with Complex where he talks about playing this song for Jay-Z and eventually getting signed to Roc Nation.

J. Cole: I was nervous as shit. My hands were sweaty, I’m drying my hands off on my pants. I had just enough time, sitting in the waiting room to get my nerves together. He walked in, cool as a fucking fan, said what’s up, sat down, got right to business. I went in there and played him a song I got called “Lights Please.” Jay-Z’s reactions are incredible when he’s feeling some shit, ‘cause a) He’s Jay-Z, so you’re already gassed, and b) He’s looking dead in your eyes, bobbing his head, intensely in the music. The best part about it is, when he’s feeling something, when there’s a line that he likes, he gives you that, “Wooooooo!” and he’ll let you know that he’s feeling it. It’s a three hour meeting and we only played 5 songs, so the rest of the time, we’re talking and building, you know, talking about Obama and shit. Then three weeks later I got the confirmation text that said he wanted to do the deal. And we just went from there.

Link: J. Cole Talks Roc Nation, Meeting Jay-Z & ‘The Warm Up’ Mixtape