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President Obama Met With Nicki Minaj, Chance the Rapper, Common, and More to Talk ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative

President Barack Obama met with a number of prominent musicians yesterday to discuss an initiative called "My Brother's Keeper." According to ABC News, the initiative…
Rachel Brodsky / April 16, 2016

J. Cole’s ‘Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming’ Trailer Is Here

The trailer for J. Cole's upcoming documentary special Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming has arrived. Set to debut on HBO on January 9 at 10 p.m.
Rachel Brodsky / December 6, 2015

Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole Exchange Freestyles for ‘Black Friday’

Here's a day after Thanksgiving treat that you don't need to wait in line outside the mall for hours in order to enjoy; Kendrick Lamar and…
James Grebey / November 27, 2015

Drake Brings Out J. Cole at Austin City Limits, Announces Imminent ‘Hotline Bling’ Video

Drake made his headlining set at Austin City Limits count on Saturday night, bringing out J. Cole — who appeared at the 20th anniversary commemoration…
Andrew Unterberger / October 11, 2015

Two Injured in Shooting Outside of J. Cole’s New Jersey Show

A shooting reportedly took place outside of a J. Cole and Big Sean show at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey last…
Rachel Brodsky / August 4, 2015

Janet Jackson’s Back in Action in Stunning ‘No Sleeep’ Video

Talk about 0 to 100 real quick: Janet Jackson, who prior to about a month ago had long been considered in the hibernation part of…
Brennan Carley / July 24, 2015

Kanye West Guests, Takes a Dig at Nike During Big Sean Show

Big Sean performed a livestreamed concert for Yahoo! last night in the Hollywood House of Blues, and with all of music's stars in town for…
Colin Joyce / February 8, 2015

Review: J. Cole Goes DIY on the Reflective ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’

"No singles." So decreed J. Cole in mid-November, when word first came of his December surprise. And detractors might nod to themselves, "Mission accomplished." Zero…
Jason Gubbels / December 9, 2014

J. Cole’s Song for Ferguson’s Slain Mike Brown Is Pained and Real

As the fallout continues following the tragic death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown at the hands of a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri,…
Dan Reilly / August 15, 2014

J. Cole Fires Shots at Kendrick Lamar on Justin Timberlake’s ‘TKO’ Remix

If Justin Timberlake's "TKO" boxing metaphors seemed a little featherweight, leave it to J. Cole to up the ante. On the "Black Friday Remix" of…
Chris Martins / December 2, 2013

See J. Cole Charm ‘Letterman’ With String-Laced ‘Crooked Smile’

J. Cole flashed his "Crooked Smile" on the Late Show With David Letterman on November 5, dropping by the legendary Ed Sullivan Theater stage to…
Kyle McGovern / November 6, 2013

Stream Yo Gotti’s ‘I Am,’ an All-Star Opus That’s Bigger Than Southern Rap

Yo Gotti has built a small empire operating independently out of Memphis — his own prolific catalog alongside the artists on his CMG label —…
Chris Martins / November 6, 2013

J. Cole Fights War on Drugs in Video for TLC-Assisted ‘Crooked Smile’

J. Cole's "Crooked Smile" is an endearing pop song about body positivity akin to "Unpretty," the single by TLC, whose two surviving members handle the…
Jordan Sargent / September 18, 2013

Who Charted? Jay Z Touts ‘Holy Grail’ While Robin Thicke Shows Off Length

First! Jay Z is No. 1 and this time without that pesky hyphen weighing him down. Magna Carta Holy Grail slides a fairly predictable 76 percent (129,000…
Chris Martins / July 24, 2013

J. Cole Issues Genuine Apology to the Autistic Community Over Drake Song

J. Cole might be a Born Sinner, but the chart-topping artist has done a good deed by issuing a genuine and thoughtful apology for a recent lyric…
Chris Martins / July 22, 2013

J. Cole and Drake Face Anti-Bullying Backlash Over ‘Retard’ Lyric

Even though it was released last month, Drake and J. Cole's "Jodeci Freestyle" is now causing a bit of a shitstorm. Specifically, over the Born Sinner…
Dan Reilly / July 19, 2013

Who Charted? Jay-Z Outsells Everyone Except JT, Ciara Makes a Worthy Return

First! He's got 99 problems, but going No. 1 ... eh, you get the idea. Jay-Z, no surprise, has the biggest album of the week with Magna…
Chris Martins / July 17, 2013

Who Charted? J. Cole Conquers Kanye, Jay-Z Is Poised to Retake the Throne

First! We may not be the biggest fans of his incessant emotional wallowing and general lack of fire, but J. Cole is to be applauded for…
Chris Martins / July 10, 2013

Who Charted? ‘Yeezus’ Walks, Mac Is Back, and Thicke Has Something Big to Show Us

First! Yeezus walks! No surprises here, but it's good news nonetheless. Kanye West's sixth album (the one without the cover art) has debuted at No. 1,…
Chris Martins / June 26, 2013

Kanye West, J. Cole, and Mac Miller Score Hip-Hop Hat Trick on Billboard Chart

It's no surprise that Kanye West's Yeezus is slated to be the No. 1 album in the U.S. this week, but industry insiders are predicting a…
Chris Martins / June 25, 2013
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