With his new album 2014 Forest Hills Drive in stores now (stream it in full here) J. Cole appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman last night (Dec. 10th) to deliver an emotionally-charged performance of his track “Be Free.” The song, which Cole released back in August and doesn’t appear on his new album, is a tribute to Mike Brown and Eric Garner, two men who were killed in the hands of police. 2014 Forest Hills Drive is expected to sell 320-350k in its first week, but that isn’t even on J. Cole’s mind at the moment. “Album in stores now. 2014 Forest Hills Drive. No thank you on projections. Just did Letterman, I’ll never forget it. Thank you God,” he tweeted. Check out Cole’s performance on Letterman after the jump.
J. Cole’s forthcoming studio album 2014 Forest Hills Drive is due out December 9th but the rapper is sharing the release early via free web stream. J. Cole’s new album arrives with no prepackaged radio singles or features, instead he’s opting to keep it simple and intimate. Stream J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive after the jump.
On Thursday October 30, 2014 the 2014 Power 105.1 Powerhouse took place at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center, the home of the Brooklyn Nets. iHipHop.com was on-hand to document the event, which featured performances by Jeezy (with special guest Jay Z), J. Cole, French Montana, Migos, Childish Gambino, and more. Click through this slideshow to see photos of the nights events. All photos by Lauren Gesswein.
Ever since Cozz signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville imprint fans have been anxiously awaiting Cozz to drop a solo project. Well, as Cozz put it himself: the wait is over! And with Cozz N Effect comes a remix of “Knock tha Hustle” featuring Cozz’ superior, J. Cole. Listen after the jump!
Make no mistake, Maroon 5 are no strangers to hip-hop collaborations as the Los Angeles pop rock group has worked with the likes of Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa. Now the group has enlisted North Carolina emcee J. Cole to remix their sound “Animals”. Check it out after the jump.
What a way to start a Monday. Chance and Cole World team up for this tribute to …creative loving females. This is more in Cole’s lane in terms of juvenile approaches to dating and girls with low self-esteem. In any case, the performance bumps and Chance revives the stage line by line, as J. Cole waits for some momentum to infect him. Watch after the jump.
From J. Cole: “Rest in Peace to Michael Brown and to every young black man murdered in America, whether by the hands of white or black. I pray that one day the world will be filled with peace and rid of injustice. Only then will we all Be Free.”
Kanye West, Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, and Kings of Leon are set to headline the third annual Made In America Festival, which will take place in both Los Angeles and Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend, August 30 & 31. Read More
J. Cole breaks down writing songs about insecurity.
J. Cole responds to the Kendrick Lamar “Control” verse here.
In the category of Awwww Reasons Why J. Cole Is Adorable and nothing more, this little girl livens up his performance by zoning out dancing. If only this kind of magic could happen every time he picked up a mic.