J.Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story – Review
There is obviously a certain pressure when the entire Hip-Hop world is expecting nothing but greatness from your debut album, however prior to the release of J Cole’s “Cole World: The Sideline Story” the Jay-Z protégée continues to display that confidence we have grown to love. September 27th will mark a highly significant date in the Hip-Hop calendar, as Cole World: The Sideline Story will finally be released worldwide into the eardrums of millions of eager fans and critiques alike. As almost expected, the album has leaked onto the Internet following a listening party in London, however the general consensus is fans have already pre-ordered Cole World, and refuse to download the leak. This alone signifies the special circumstances surrounding this man and his music. J Cole was quoted today saying
Released through his own Internal Affairs Entertainment Imprint, Torae has announced he’ll be releasing his debut album “For The Record” on 1st November 2011. Hip-Hop Kings has the official artwork and track listing, which features some major Hip-Hop figureheads including Pete Rock, 9th Wonder, DJ Premier, Nottz and Marco Polo on the production. In the way of guest appearances Torae has teamed up with Wes, Pav Bundy and Mela Machinko on the fifteen track LP. Fellow New York native Masta Ace has gone on file suggesting “The combination of stellar production and a focused and more introspective Torae makes this his best work to date.”. You can view the official artwork and track listing for Torae – For The Record here.
1. Intro (produced by Torae)
2. Alive f/Wes (produced by Khrysis)
3. You Ready? (produed by Marco Polo)
4. What It Sound Like f/Pav Bundy (produced by !llmind)
5. Shakedown (produced by 9th Wonder)
6. That Raw (produced by Pete Rock)
7. Do The Math (produced by Large Professor)
8. Changes (produced by Diamond D)
9. Over You f/ Wes (produced by E. Jones)
10. Imagine (produced by Eric G)
11. Only Way (interlude) (produced by 9th Wonder)
12. For The Record (produced by DJ Premier)
13. Thank You (produced by Nottz)
14. Reflection (produced by Eric G)
15. Panorama f/ MeLa Machinko (produced by Fatin)
Category: Upcoming Releases
Here’s the latest video from J.Cole and his promo team as we lead up to one of the most anticipated Hip-Hop albums this decade (Coles World). J.Cole has already leaked a number of tracks that suggestively will not be featured on Coles World, and with only 22 days to the release of Coles World (yes we’re counting) the new video should keep fans happy ahead of the release. Please feel free to browse the Hip-Hop Kings archives for the previous J.Cole tracks, however you can watch Cole World – The Sideline Story Commercial on the video player below.
The long awaited debut album from Skriblah titled “The Little White Dot” will be available in the immediate future, and to kick off promotion for the release is the brand new video from “Belly of the East”. The video has been produced by none other than Global Faction, and I’ve heard that “The Little White Dot” will feature the likes of Klashnekoff, Ghetto, Devlin and Roll Deep amongst others. Look out for an exclusive Hip-Hop Kings interview with Skriblah in the forthcoming weeks, however you can watch Skriblah – Belly of the East on the video player below.
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Hip-Hop Kings has the official artwork and track listing for Black Rob‘s forthcoming album “Game Tested, Streets Approved” which will be available to download on July 26th 2011. Black Rob will be releasing the album via Duck Down Music, and fans can pre-order Game Tested, Streets Approved from iTunes which contains three exclusive bonus tracks (link above). You can view the official artwork and track listing for Black Rob – Game Tested Streets Approved here.
1) Welcome Back
2) Boiling Water
4) Can’t Make It In NY
5) Showin Up
7) Wanna Get Dough
8) Get Involved
9) Sand to the Beach
10) Made Me a Man
11) F*ck Em
12) This Is What It Is
13) Up North – This Is What It Is
14) No Fear featuring Sean Price
15) Sh*t (iTunes Bonus)
16) Stand Off (iTunes Bonus)
17) Nothin (iTunes Bonus)
Category: Upcoming Releases
Underground Hip-Hop fans will be very familiar with the name Apathy. The Army of the Pharoahs front man has released his track “Check to Check” from the forthcoming album “Honkey Kong” which will be available to fans on 23rd August 2011. Production on the album comes from the likes of DJ Premier, DJ Muggs, Evidence (who produced Check to Check) and Statik Selektah amongst others. Apathy has also confirmed the likes of Xzibit, Vinnie Paz, Ill Bill and Celph Titled will feature as guest appearances to an album which is anticipated as one of the best of 2011. You can listen to Apathy – Check to Check on the audio player below.
Category: Upcoming Releases
The Hip-Hop world eagerly awaits as we’ve learned J. Cole‘s forthcoming album (officially now titled Cole’s World) is complete and is in the mastering process. We await to see the final track listing as a rumored and unconfirmed track listing has been posted on the Internet. I have a new leaked track from J.Cole titled “Disgusting” which probably won’t be featured on the new album. Cole’s World will be released via Roc Nation, and Jay-Z has been credited as the executive producer for the project. You can listen to J.Cole - Disgusting on the audio player below.
Celebrating another album today is DJ Deadeye with his debut “Substance Abuse” in conjunction with Brick / ST.Records. DJ Deadeye has had a great promotion campaign, and I’m happy to share one other track from the album which features Slaine, Esoteric, Krumbsnatcha and Easy Money for the song “Livin Lost”. The track is typically the boom-bap style of Hip-Hop DJ Deadeye fans love, and is a great example of what to expect on “Substance Abuse”. You can listen to DJ Deadeye ft Slaine, Esoteric, Krumbsnatcha and Easy Money – Livin Lost on the audio player below.
A lot has been said (as usual) about the forthcoming Kanye West album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” and I’ve recently been sent the latest leak called Dark Fantasy. According to the track listing for Kanye West‘s new album, Dark Fantasy is the first track, and has been produced by Wu-Tang Clan frontman RZA. Kanye West has already leaked the likes of Power, and Runaway which have been making the rounds on the Internet. The artwork for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has caused contraversy as certain retailers refused to shelve the album due to the images. You can view the proposed artwork below, and you can also listen to Kanye West – Dark Fantasy below.