Tag: j cole
J. Cole will drop something new each week until his debut album drops on 27th September, “Cole World: The Sideline Story”. The Roc Nation rapper has titled the series “Any Given Sunday”, and the first offering is a 5 trck EP.
On “Any Given Sunday” J. Cole has announced that he will release a new song, video, or batch of songs up until the release of “Cole World: The Sideline Story”.
“Every Sunday til the album drops I’ll be back with something. Maybe just 1 song, maybe a video, depending on how I’m feeling,” he wrote on his website.
The first EP contains one new song, and four previously released tracks. “Like A Star” was originally planned for his sophomore album, but “due to some other shit beyond my control, I’ma let this out now.”
If you want to download the EP, head over to Dreamvillian now! Here’s the blog post!
1. Like A Star- Was saving this for the 2nd album. Due to some other shit beyond my control, I’ma let this out now.
2. Knock On Wood- One of my fav. freestyles. OG Dreamvillains gotta be reminded, new fans gotta get put on.
3. Pity- Brand new J. Cole, Omen, Voli. Produced by Voli @volitheentity
4. How High- at one point this was guaranteed to go on The Sideline Story.
5. Unabomber- Just heard this today for the first time in a longgg time. Love these raps.
Every Sunday til the album drops I’ll be back with something. Maybe just 1 song, maybe a video, depending on how I’m feeling.
September 27! We almost there. Until then…
J. Cole Says He’s No Longer Putting Out A Mixtape, But Will Release Several Songs Prior To His Album Release [News]
Initially J. Cole planned to drop a new mixtape before the release of his debut album, but he has now changed his plans. Instead he will release the songs that would have been on the mixtape before the release of “Cole World: The Sideline Story”.
The reason behind the move was primarily because of how close the dates of the release dates for the mixtape and album would have been. He spoke exclusively to Hartford, Connecticut’s HOT 93.7.
“I’m not gonna put out a mixtape,” said Cole. “I just decided this, but the music I was gonna put on the mixtape I’mma just slowly drop it. I’ll just drop it out online and they’ll find it. You know, my fans will find it how they will. I’m confident. I don’t wanna run and drop a mixtape. I don’t want people to get confused with that. I don’t want them to love it, because they’ll love it. If I put out a mixtape they’re gonna love it cause I don’t know how to put out a bad mixtape. That’s the problem. So I don’t want them to fall in love too much and them my album comes four weeks later, five weeks later. We only eight weeks out. That’s not a long time. I’ll be giving them songs in the meantime so it’s cool.”
Although the album release date is approaching, J. Cole reveals that he is still waiting on a verse from Jay-Z.
“I haven’t even heard his verse. He [Jay-Z] got five days to turn that in,” Cole explained. “I don’t know if I like need to change my verse yet or not. If he tries to kill me then I’mma change my verse. Yea, I’m not going out like that. The hook is on there and everything so he’ll get it.”
Cole World: The Sideline Story will be released on 27th September.
[wpaudio url=”http://www.hip-hopkings.com/music/coletrey.mp3″ text=”J. Cole – Can’t Get Enough Feat. Trey Songz” dl=”0″]
About J. Cole from Wikipedia.
Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985), better known as his stage name J. Cole (sometimes stylized as J.Cole), is an American rapper and producer. He is the first rapper to be signed to Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation. His debut album is officially titled Cole World: The Sideline Story, with “Work Out” released as its first single.
J. Cole stated on Twitter on May 4, 2011 “All singles done. Album ridiculous. Title Perfect. Music incredible. Thank you for your patience. Let’s change the game.”
J.Cole has purposefully avoided releasing his debut album’s title for fear of inconsistency. He announced that Jay-Z will be featured on his debut album.
On June 21, J. Cole took to Twitter to announce that his debut album will be released on September 27 under the title Cole World: The Sideline Story.
J. Cole has hinted that his debut album will hit stores in the fall. The Roc Nation rapper revealed that he has now finished recording his album.
J. Cole spoke during a break from performinng at the Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival, and he said he isn’t excited about waiting for the album.
“The only thing I’m not looking forward to about the album… I just finished the album last week,” he said. “It’s weird. It didn’t feel like it because I’ve got to wait three months for it to actually come out. I’m used to putting out a mixtape I’ve been working on for a year and instantly see the response. I can instantly follow everybody’s response to all the songs.”
The Fayetteville, North Carolina rapper isn’t content with just sitting back. “With this album, when you gotta release it commercially, I gotta sit around and wait and see what people think,” he continued. “I know it’s incredible, but I probably won’t really feel it until that two-week period when an album usually leaks and I see the responses, or the day it drops and I see the responses. I’m excited, but the real excitement comes when the people hear it.”
After releasing a statement to fans apologising for the delay in the next official single, we have a leaked track from J. Cole called “How High”. It’s likely that “How High” will not feature on the forthcoming “Cole’s World” album, and is purely a street single to keep fans excited ahead of the release. Here is what J. Cole had to say about the single. “I sampled a Kanye West song, but the problem is, [there’s] like five writers that he gave credit to,” J. Cole said in a Ustream broadcast. “When you’re clearing a sample, every writer has to be contacted. So you have to contact each and every one of them and get it cleared, so it’s tougher than the average one. As soon as it clears, we’re puttin’ it out. It’s perfect for the summer. It’s beautiful — I can’t wait ’til y’all hear it and then hear the sample and the original and how I did it. I don’t feel like nobody would’ve thought to flip it like that or even would’ve heard that part.” You can listen to J. Cole – How High on the audio player below.
[wpaudio url=”http://www.hip-hopkings.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/J.-Cole-How-High-2dope.mp3″ text=”J. Cole – How High” dl=”0″]
Another unconfirmed track has been leaked from J.Cole titled “Return of Simba” (unconfirmed meaning unsure whether it will feature on Cole’s World). The track was posted to the Internet very recently and already has made it’s way around the blogosphere appearing on a number of different blogs and websites. I previously posted “See It To Believe It” and “Disgusting” and now “Return of Simba” is the third leaked track since J.Cole announced the forthcoming “Cole’s World”. You can listen to J.Cole – Return of Simba on the audio player below.
[wpaudio url=”http://www.hip-hopkings.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Return-of-Simba.mp3″ text=”J.Cole – Return of Simba” dl=”0″]
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.
[wpaudio url=”http://www.hip-hopkings.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/J.-Cole-Disgusting.mp3″ text=”J. Cole – Disgusting” dl=”0″]
About the artist from Wikipedia.
Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985), better known as his stage name J. Cole (often stylized as J.Cole), is an American rapper, producer and actor. He is best known for being the first artist to be signed to Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation.
Cole was born in Frankfurt, Germany and, before the age of 1, moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he was raised by his mother. Cole attended Terry Sanford High School in Fayetteville, and graduated in 2003. He decided that he had a better chance of getting signed in New York City, so he attended St. John’s University on an academic scholarship where he majored in communication and minored in business, graduating magna cum laude.
[wpaudio url=”http://www.hip-hopkings.com/music/jcoleit.mp3″ text=”J. Cole – Nothing Like It” dl=”0″]
J. Cole has spoken about his first G.O.O.D. appearance and he mentioned he didn’t even know he was on the track. The Roc Nation MC/Producer laid a verse for “Looking For Trouble” which also featured Pusha T, Big Sean, CyHi Da Prynce as well as Kanye West.
“[That verse] was last minute. I got the beat the night before from my manager. But nobody told me they wanted to do it for G.O.O.D. Friday, and definitely not that G.O.O.D. Friday. I was like, ‘Oh man, that beat is dope. I’ll write to it soon.’ The next day I woke up in Kalamazoo, Michigan—I was on tour—and I was getting ready to go to Detroit because I had a radio promo event to do. So I got a call from Kanye and he was like, ‘What’s up? It’s Kanye. Can you get that verse today? I’m tryna put the song out tonight.’ I honestly didn’t think I could do it in time so I told him that. He said, ‘I’ll wait. We got engineers up all night so you got a while to do it. But if you can, have it done by today.’ I said, ‘I’ll make it happen somehow.’
“I wrote my verse on the hour-and-a-half ride to Detroit, did the radio promos, left that, went directly to the studio, laid the verse, and sent it to him by 5 o’clock. Mind you, I didn’t hear anybody else’s verses or the song itself, I just heard the beat and did my verse. I drove back to Kalamazoo and did the show. When I got offstage, he had just put the song out, and I sat back and watched all the comments as people went crazy. It was a beautiful night.
“I don’t know what it is [when it comes to features]. What it comes from is fear, that’s why I go so hard [on guest spots]. I’m a real competitor. It’s just a fear of somebody besting me and dominating me with a better verse. Not every song is like that, but on a song like ‘Looking For Trouble’ it is. It’s that spirit of Hip-Hop: Let’s see who can come the best. I don’t know if I’m going to have the best verse, but I know ain’t nobody just gonna kill me.”