Bas and J. Cole are linking up for “Night Job,” the Dreamville crews latest collaboration. On it the two rappers go bar-for-bar over the Cedric Brown and KQuick produced track, which samples Jeremih and Shlohmo’s “No More” from earlier this year. Check it out after the jump.
Now here’s a treat for fans eagerly awaiting the inevitable collaboration between Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole. Where Cole went over Kendrick’s To Pimp a Butterfly single, “Alright” (listen here) K. Dot repays him with a fire take on 2014 Forest Hills Drive banger, “A Tale of 2 Citiez”. Check out Kendrick Lamar’s remix of J. Cole’s “A Tale of 2 Citiez” after the jump.
Legendary hip-hop outfit, A Tribe Called Quest (Q-Tip, Phife, Ali Shaheed Muhammed and Jarobi), is gearing up a 25th anniversary celebration of their landmark album, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm with an brand spankin’ new, mastered reissuing of the album. In addition, the reissue is looking to deliver with bonus treats — a trio of tributes from some big names: Cee-Lo Green remixing “Footprints”, Pharrell with “Bonita Applebum” and J. Cole remaking “Can I Kick It?” Tonight, we have Dreamville’s J. Cole doing a rendition of “Can I Kick It?” and, well, you have to hear it be believe it. Check out J. Cole’s reimagining of A Tribe Called Quest’s “Can I Kick It?” after the jump.
After sharing the official remix with J. Cole yesterday, Janet Jackson returns today with the video for the song. In a dimly-lit mansion on a rainy day, the video features Jackson performing the song throughout the house. Somewhere down the line J. Cole finds himself duplicated and replicated — all while rapping his verse. Check out the video after the jump.
Janet Jackson is prepping her big comeback and she’s already dropped a solid number with “No Sleep.” J. Cole, the rapper who could, is joining Janet for the official remix of the track. “No Sleep” is Janet Jackson’s first song in well over five years so it’s pretty crazy and actually kind of cool that Cole is on the remix. Check it out after the jump, folks.
Wale’s highly-anticipated fourth studio album The Album About Nothing hits stores four days from now! And today a new track has been leaked onto the world wide web. Here Wale teams up with Dreamville’s J. Cole for “The Pessimist.” The two have collaborated in the past so this track is a welcome return. Check out Wale’s “The Pessimist” after the jump.
Once a year, Austin, TX transforms into a hotbed for fans to witness some of the greatest music showcases on earth during the annual SXSW Music Festival. This year was no exception as fans in attendance were able to see a myriad of live performances each day across all genres of music. iHipHop was on-hand to capture photos from some of the most monumental performances and parties throughout the city this year. For your viewing pleasure, click through this exclusive slideshow to check out photos from this year’s SXSW Music Festival. All photos by W. Suarez (MosiacNewYork).
G-Unit stopped by DJ Self’s Power 105 show and dropped a killer freestyle. Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, and 50 Cent off on J. Cole’s “Fire Squad” and Drake’s “Energy.” Check it out after the jump!
An unlikely feature for sure, Jeremih recruits man-of-the-hour J. Cole for his new single “Planes.” Hot off the success of his DJ Mustard-produced “Don’t Tell Em” (which now also has an official music video) Jeremih returns with “Planes” a track that will potentially be on his forthcoming, highly-anticipated Late Nights album. And although J. Cole is on “Planes” rumor has it that the feature spot initially belonged to Chance the Rapper. Do you think J. Cole fits here or would you rather have had Chance? You be the judge after the jump.
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.