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A Dollar & A Degree: J. Cole Keeps Promise, Helps Pay Fan’s College Tuition

Honesty and accountability are hard to come by these days. What once seemed like an easy commitment can slip the mind or become an inconvenience down the road. Luckily, people like J. Cole exist, who's proven to be... Read More
Posted 6 days ago

J. Cole, “Just Playin” & Facing the Firing Squad Without Fear

[Image via Lenuardo] Fear can be found in hospital bedrooms, prison bathrooms, war zones, courtrooms, poverty-stricken neighborhoods and burning buildings. Fear can be found in the hearts of small children,... Read More
Posted one month ago

“2014 Forest Hills Drive” is Officially J. Cole’s First Platinum Album

J. Cole has been a star for years, but it wasn't until this week that he can add "platinum recording artist" to his resume.  Over the past seven days, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, the third full-length album of his... Read More
Posted 3 months ago

J. Cole, Vince Staples + more Close Out The ILLMore at #BeatsSXSW

Beats By Dre closed out night three of The ILLMore at SXSW with a resounding bang.  J. Cole, OG Maco, Vince Staples, Bun B, Tory Lanez and more performed for the thousands who were lucky enough to attend the... Read More
Posted 3 months ago

Take 2 Album Review: J. Cole’s (Almost Classic) “2014 Forest Hills Drive”

I know there were some haters out there, some doubters, naysayers if you will, who thought I wasn't going to actually come through with my promise to re-review J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive a... Read More
Posted 5 months ago

J. Cole is the Most Important Voice in Music

Every generation in music has seen an artist rise above their comfort zone and stand for something that lends to the greater good of humanity. The artist becomes an active voice on current... Read More
Posted 6 months ago

1 Listen Album Review: J. Cole’s “2014 Forest Hills Drive” (aka F*cking Up Hip-Hop)

"It's the ciiiiiiiiiircle of lifeeeeeeeee, and it moves us alllllllllllllllll." In many ways I got the idea of one listen album reviews from J. Cole, and he was right; one listen reviews are fucking up hip-hop, and no... Read More
Posted about 7 months ago

Contest Closed: Win Tickets to J. Cole & Wale’s “What Dreams May Come” Tour

Fresh off a critically acclaimed number one album in Born Sinner and two hit singles in Power Trip and Crooked Smile, the future of Roc Nation, J. Cole, is preparing to embark on his 30 city national tour. Also featuring MMG... Read More
Posted one year ago

Let’s Argue About Who’s the Better Emcee: Drake or J. Cole?

Frankly, I don't think that when it comes to pure emcee skills J. Cole vs. Drake is even much of a debate, and I said so via Twitter. But the response I got from that Tweet indicates that there's actually some serious... Read More
Posted 2 years ago

J. Cole Turns NYC into a “Cole World” Party [Exclusive Coverage]

New York, NY – For those of you who may already know, J. Cole is on his way to becoming a household name—he has already debuted at the top of the DJBooth.net Rap Chart—and if you don’t know, now you know. His Santos... Read More
Posted 3 years ago

J. Cole Releases Highly-Anticipated “Friday Night Lights” Mixtape [Download]

After a month (and a day) of anticipation and several buzzworthy leaks (see Before I'm Gone), Roc Nation's budding superstar J. Cole has finally released his brand new Friday Night Lights mixtape via his personally-updated... Read More
Posted 4 years ago

J. Cole Performs Secret Show in N.Y.C. [Live Streaming]

New York, N.Y. -- Last week, we offered readers the chance to win eight pairs of tickets to a secret, invitation-only performance by Roc Nation superstar J. Cole. For those who weren't one of the lucky winners, the show is... Read More
Posted 5 years ago