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J. Cole & DJ Dahi In The Studio

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This should be good DJ Dahi‘s been on somewhat of a tear for the past couple years, and for good reason. The producer, who’s major placements include but are not limited to Kendrick Lamar‘s “Money Trees”, Dom Kennedy‘s “My Type Of Party”, Drake‘s “Worst Behaviour”, ScHoolboy Q‘s “Hell Of A Night”, and multiple Smoke DZA […]

Watch The Official Video For J. Cole’s “Crooked Smile”

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Crash J. Cole‘s “Crooked Smile” video, which was originally shot earlier this year at numerous locations but re-shot at Cole’s request, has finally debuted. The song, which samples Jennifer Hudson‘s “No One Gonna Love You” and features background/chorus vocals from TLC, was the topic of conversation and controversy not too long ago when Cole declared […]

J. Cole Performs “Power Trip” On The View

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J Cole made a debut this morning on the View to perform his hit single off Born Sinner “Power Trip.” Cole also took the time to apologize for the lyrics off “Jodeci Freestyle” on the show.  Check out the performance below: Advertisement – Trey Anthony(@treyanthony16)

J. Cole Pens an Apology Letter, “Autism Speaks”


J. Cole found himself in hot water following the release of Drake’s  “Jodeci Freestyle,” for an offensive line referencing autism. The Anti-Bullying Alliance started an online petition, calling for apologies from both artists and a reworking of lyrics, to leave out the reference to the condition. On the line in question, Cole raps “Go check the […]

J. Cole’s “Power Trip” Goes Platinum

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Looks like the late nights of dwelling over a female has paid off for young J. Cole. His hit single off his Born Sinner album “Power Trip” reached over the one million mark and has gone platinum. Advertisement J. Cole reached out to Miguel to give a more R&B feel to this dark love song. […]

First Week Sales Are In For June 18th

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The dust has settled and the numbers are in… June 18th, a monumental date for hip-hop, delivered us albums from Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller. Together, the three have amassed over 700,000 units sold. HitsDailyDouble reports that Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ took the lead with 328,800 units sold followed closely by J. Cole’s ‘Born […]

Watch As J. Cole Brings Out Kendrick Lamar In Houston

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“Forbidden Fruit” live for the first time. As J. Cole continues to take his Dollar & A Dream shows nationwide to promote his Born Sinner album, the surprises keep coming. After bringing out Drake as Jay-Z looked on backstage in New York, and treating the Philly crowd to a Lil Snupe tribute courtesy of hometown […]

J. Cole Releases The “Let Nas Down” Remix, Featuring Nas Himself

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One of Born Sinner’s standout cuts gets a very, very, very appropriate upgrade. Despite J. Cole adamantly denying that there was a song on his sophomore album titled “I Disappointed Nas”, when the official tracklist was released, something to the same effect, “Let Nas Down”, was very present. The song, which detailed J. Cole’s thought […]

Watch Drake Buy Out Best Buy Union Square’s Entire ‘Born Sinner’ Inventory

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Welp. Target might still have some. So much for supporting hip-hop. How are residents of the Union Square area supposed to do that if all the shelves marked ‘Born Sinner’ at their local, 24-hour Best Buy are empty? That’s the question Drake & J. Cole have inadvertently posed with their impromptu shopping spree, which, among […]

Record Report: J. Cole – ‘Born Sinner’


Label: Roc Nation / Columbia Records Production: J. Cole Written By Kyle Renwick Advertisement “It’s way darker this time” J. Cole declares as his second studio album, Born Sinner, opens to “Villuminati.” Those words couldn’t be truer as Cole clings to themes of moral dilemma and frustrated love affairs through most of the album. He […]

The Structure of Features on Yeezus, WMWTSO & Born Sinner


A closer look at the features from yesterday’s trifecta of album releases. Twenty four hours have passed and we have submerged ourselves into a pit whose grimy walls have echoed nothing but good hip-hop music. June 18th, 2013 was indeed a splendid day for hip-hop as we got to witness four artists (of which the […]

A Journalist’s Response To The Born Sinner Intro: ‘An Open Letter From A F****t’

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This man took offense to some of Cole’s abrasive Born Sinner rhymes. Gender roles, and more specifically, the homosexual/homophobic conversation in hip-hop is possibly more prevalent than the music itself at times. The fine line between dissent and disrespect is trampled upon daily by people of all races and sexual orientations, and on J. Cole‘s […]

The Pros & Cons of Dropping On Hip-Hop’s Biggest Release Date

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“I’mma drop the album the same day as Kanye/just to show the boys a man now like Wanya” – J.Cole (Forbidden Fruit) Written by Danny McLean (@KingDanny__) Advertisement Marketing strategies are nothing more but essential in business, especially the music business. Labels, artists, and management all throw on their thinking caps when planning the best […]

J. Cole Speaks On The Moment Nas Heard “Let Nas Down”

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Apparently, “Let Nas Down” didn’t let Nas down. On a recent flight, Jermaine Cole & Nasir Jones bumped heads. Nas subsequently bumped J. Cole’s new album, Born sinner. Nas was very impressed. Advertisement I was telling people, this album has so many moments that connected that let me know I was doing the right thing, […]

Tuesday The 18th Approaches & We Give You Our Take On Sales Projections

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Sales projections are in and tomorrow is the big day. Here is our take. If you are a fan of hip-hop then I am sure you studiously listened to Yeezus, Born Sinner, and Watching Movies with the Sound Off with acute vigilance. Numbers do talk, but are they saying anything worth listening to? The bottom […]

50 Cent Joins J. Cole & Bas On The ‘Born Sinner’ Deluxe Track, “New York Times”

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Fayetteville, meet Queens. Queens, Fayetteville. 50 Cent‘s talents have been used, well, sparingly in 2013. After putting out a mixtape last year, including a high-profile collaboration with ScHoolboy Q, Fif has a couple singles out, but it doesn’t seem as if we’re getting his upcoming album, Street King Immortal, any time soon. That being said, […]