Posts tagged "j. cole"

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 tow…
By: 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."…
By: 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,…
By: 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"…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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 member…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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.
By: 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…
By: Chris Martins / June 25, 2013

Hear Nas Comfort J. Cole on Payback Remix ‘Made Nas Proud’

J. Cole's second album Born Sinner is expected to sell more than 300,000 copies in its first week, but the album's biggest story ha…
By: Jordan Sargent / June 24, 2013

J. Cole, ‘Born Sinner’ (Roc Nation)

Born Sinner is derailed by its penultimate track. "Let Nas Down" finds the North Carolina-raised J. Cole wallowing in his feelings after learning that hi…
By: Phillip Mlynar / June 19, 2013

Sinner Man: J. Cole on Behaving Badly

Kanye West and his new album Yeezus have understandably ruled the headlines this week, but for much of this year the…
By: Jordan Sargent / June 19, 2013

J. Cole’s ‘Born Sinner’ Will Include 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Dirty Projectors Singer

J. Cole has shared the track list for Born Sinner, via Twitter, and his forthcoming sophomore album will include a few surprise collaborations. While…
By: Chris Martins / June 5, 2013

J. Cole Revives TLC on Breezy New Single ‘Crooked Smile’

A few months after ressurecting neo-soul with his Lauryn Hill-sampling "Cole Summer," J. Cole has reached even farther back into the R&B of his childhood by…
By: Jordan Sargent / June 3, 2013

See J. Cole ‘Power Trip’ With the Roots, Minus Miguel, on ‘Fallon’

J. Cole played his smash single "Power Trip" with help from Late Night With Jimmy Fallon house band the Roots Tuesday night (May 22). It…
By: Jordan Sargent / May 22, 2013
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