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.
The South’s forgotten man, Yo Gotti, lets go of a free stream of his I Am LP, which is set to drop on November 19.
The project features more notable guests than you may expect, including J. Cole, YG, Jeezy, Rich Homie Quan, Ne-Yo, Wale, and Meek Mill.
Stream after the jump. Read More
we had high hopes for jermaine. his mixtape “the warm up” was a needed shot of vigor in a slumping independent scene, wanting for a sellable, sobering presence. his college kid pluckiness and tupac-nas derivative flows were respectful without mimicking. his collegiality was light-hearted, but not obnoxious. then, he got signed to a record deal, and it all unraveled.
Questlove tells the story of how he ironically found J. Cole’s iPhone at a gas station in his sprinter van.