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Last week J Cole released his “Truly Yours” EP and promised to follow it up with the first single to his much anticipated upcoming album “Born Sinner”. Well here it is, with the help of Miguel on the hook Cole puts his spin on a “radio friendly single” for the ladies. Cole sat down with MTV’s RapFixLive and had this to say:
“The most exciting part about that song ['Power Trip'] and the reason why we went with it is that it sounds like nothing that’s out, and it was between that, and this other record that’s like, maybe a bigger record, but ‘Power Trip’ had that newer sound. They both have a new sound, but ‘Power Trip,’ absolutely you couldn’t point to any song on the radio and be like, ‘Oh, this sounds like that’…everything from the beat to the way that I’m flowing, you’ve never really heard me so sleepy. I really did them verses in my crib and just loved the way they felt.”
J Cole got on twitter yesterday to unleash a new 5 song “EP” to tide fans over til his sophomore studio album “Born Sinner” comes out in a couple months. Cole also makes note that his first single for the album will be released this week, so check back for that
Cole had this to say -
“I appreciate you giving me the time I needed to grow, experiment, and find the direction for my 2nd album.. And I have.
Along the way I’ve recorded at least 4 albums worth of material, lots of it being unfinished demo versions waiting to be polished up, some of them are great songs and important stories that just won’t make the album (either they don’t fit Sonically, don’t fit Theme, or there’s just not enough space)”
Download “Truly Yours” here
In a completely unexpected move, here is the audio (with download link) from Canibus for his track “J Clone” which is a diss aimed directly to J.Cole. Below is a quote from Canibus explaining his reasons for the record.
Currently, new artists such as J Cole have continuously mentioned me as their favorite artist, shouted me out in articles, magazine/online interviews, and even gone as far as starting off show sets by playing some of my earlier material to warm up the audience and give off the impression that he is real hip hop and loves real lyricism. Cole might say he does this to pay homage, but in reality, by him playing my older material owned by my former label dating back to 1998, subsequently overlooking my current works and contributions which directly benefit me now, he is treating me less like an artist that has, and continues to contribute, influence, and inspire an even younger generation of MC’s coming up, and more like an artist that has physically passed on already(i.e. Tupac, B.I.G., Big L, Heavy D, Eyeda): you get the point I’m trying to make. I can’t help but to think that he is not nearly as sincere or genuine as he would like real hip hop heads to think he is because he speaks about me like I am dead. What he is doing is underhanded and disingenuous and whether it is his idea or not, I don’t agree with his tactic and I have something to say about it.
Was I so ahead of my time back in 1996 that people are currently unable to comprehend the jewels I continue to offer hip-hop NOW in 2012?
Do some real research folk. I am currently 12 albums deep, and I challenge anyone with a high school education or better to dispute the validity of the cutting edge Hip Hop music I still contribute to the art form on a yearly basis. Whether you ever wanted to collaborate on a track with me or not is your prerogative, I only ask that in your efforts to “pay homage” you don’t overlook my current offerings to this genre I still love very much and defend to the fullest.
Some might look to label me as an older head picking on a younger head who claims to have been influenced by me, but I refuse to let anyone including him stand on what we built, and pompously extract only the parts that suit them and their undermining intentions under the guise of “paying homage”. I’m sick of it. That’s fake, fraudulent, and misrepresents mine and others contributions, and significance to hip-hop music. After watching many many interviews of Clone, I mean Cole “pay homage”, I decided to pay some homage to him myself because I am still alive and well and ready to throw down for Hip Hop.
Captain Cold Crush
More recently Canibus released a video retracting his words. You can download Canibus – J Clone (J Cole diss) on the hulkshare player below, and also watch the Canibus vlog on the player below.
A brilliant collaberation of artists provides the formula for the “Fly Together Remix”, and Red Cafe, Trey Songz, Wale and J.Cole ensure fans aren’t disappointed with the outcome. Red Cafe has called upon the three established musicians for the official remix, which has spread across the blogosphere very quickly over the last 24 hours. The single is not attached to any specific project, and no confirmation on a video is available either. You can listen to Red Cafe ft Trey Songz, Wale and J.Cole – Fly Together Remix on the hulkshare player below.
Arguably the biggest Hip-Hop album this year was J.Cole’s “Cole World” and the signature track “Lost Ones” now has an official video. Fans can still download Coles World using the download link above, and browse the Hip-Hop Kings archives for previous leaks and tracks which didn’t make the final album cut. In the meantime you can watch J.Cole – Lost Ones on the video player below.
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
Here is the brand new leak from J.Cole ahead of the release of “Coles World” which features Jay-Z called “Mr Nice Watch”. I’ve waited to post the dirty version which has just been leaked on the Internet. J.Cole has leaked a number of tracks and promotional videos ahead of Coles World which is now available to pre-order (link listed above) so please feel free to browse the Hip-Hop Kings archves for the previously posted material. You can listen to J.Cole ft Jay-Z – Mr Nice Watch on the audio player below.
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.
J. Cole continues to build up the hype for his debut album, “Cole World: The Sideline Story” with a joint from his first offering of “Any Given Sunday” titled “Like A Star”. The track was original planned for his second album, but its been released now.
Check out our previous news about J. Cole’s “Any Given Sunday” offering here.J. Cole - Like A Star