J. Cole Thread
Posted June 29, 2010 - 12:25 PM
I remember reading something about him, saying he wasnt gonna sell out. He IS gonna try to appeal the mainstream a bit, but, his lyricism is still gonna be the same. Kinda like what Em is doing right now...
Posted July 05, 2010 - 12:41 AM
Just heard these today... I love em.
Edited by JRG_24, July 05, 2010 - 12:46 AM.
Posted July 05, 2010 - 08:58 AM
Posted July 05, 2010 - 05:10 PM
J Cole is getting a lot of mainstream coverage now. From BET Awards appearances, 106 & Park, to his own VEVO page on YouTube. Good for him. Hope he makes us proud...
Posted July 05, 2010 - 09:09 PM
J. Cole Says Debut Due For October Release
Last week, North Carolina native J. Cole gave some details to radio personality Jenny Boom about his anticipated debut album, Cole World.
"I'm practically, almost finished," he said laughing. "Every song that's on my album is there now. It's just about tying up the loose ends. One song needs like two verses, [another] song still needs some instruments. But I do finally have all the songs that are going to be on my album. I was missing, like, two songs before."
The Roc Nation artist has released two mixtapes, both critically successful, and said he hopes audience will enjoy his debut. He added that Roc Nation founder Jay-Z was impressed with tracks he's listened to, as well as Cole's initiative to produce songs on his own.
"[Jay-Z] is super impressed. I think he's more so impressed with the fact that I kind of just did this on my own. I got in [the studio] with No I.D., but a lot of the stuff has been coming from me. So I feel like [Jay] looks at me like, 'Yo, he can really produce.'
It's been a little over a year since J. Cole released his second mixtape, The Warm Up, but he said his first LP will drop in October if not sooner.
"[The label] says October 26th. I say it'll be before that."
Posted July 11, 2010 - 01:24 AM
"It's obvious that I'm here to stay, a [expletive]ing hotel!"
Posted July 26, 2010 - 10:26 PM
I love Charles Hamilton' but the dude is too crazy to amount to anything in the industry. I mean, he just released a diss song about Jay-z? the guy is insane.
Charles Hamilton can actually spit and he can be a good producer hes just very weird.
But this group should be crazy
J. Cole is a beast, and i don't care what anybody says, hes already a top 5 rapper out there. Too lyrically sick.
Posted July 29, 2010 - 01:20 AM
Mixtape: J.Cole “The Blow Up”
J.Cole really needs to start releasing some new music. Luckily the good folks at Hip Hop DX put together a little mixtape/compilation of some of the newer tracks that Cole’s released since his last mixtape “The Warm Up.” J. Cole’s debut album is definitely in my top 5 most anticipated releases for 2010. I’m just hoping he doesn’t get shelved. A lot of people would think that him getting shelved could never ever happen, but anything can happen with these labels. Never say never. For the meantime, while we wait on J.Cole, enjoy this mixtape, “The Blow Up.” If you haven’t download “The Warm Up” yet, you must and you can right here. Tracklist, stream and downloads after the jump. Get Right…
You can listen to the mixtape, on the link. I must admit I haven't heard a few of these songs yet...
Posted July 31, 2010 - 02:56 PM
Higher is the best song off it.
The mixtape is DOPE
R.I.P. to my grandmother, 4/17/07 : (
Posted August 14, 2010 - 12:18 PM
J. Cole Says He Won't Release Another Mixtape Before Album Drops
J. Cole's done with mixtapes...at least for now.
Since releasing his critically acclaimed "The Warm Up" mixtape last June, Cole has appeared on Jay-Z's "Blueprint 3," Wale's "Attention Deficit" and more recently Miguel's "All I Want Is You," toured with Hov and performed on various nationwide tours.
One thing the Fayettville, NC MC has yet to do is drop another mixtape. And to let him tell it, it's not likely to happen before he drops his debut tentatively slated to hit stores later this year.
"I'm not sure about a follow-up mixtape and this is my reason why," J told BET.com. "It's because I feel like sometimes you can oversaturate yourself in the game so it's like, I almost feel like I'm trying to prepare myself to deliver like a five-star meal, whatever the highest rating of a meal you can give. I don't even know how to just throw away songs, I don't really do those so if I give you a mixtape it's gonna be better than some people's albums in a sense. I don'' wanna give you the appetizer that's on par with most people's main course. I just wanna give you the main course and then maybe after that you get some dessert."
Cole also spoke about the production on his LP. Though he spent time in the lab with Pharrell, Jim Jonsin and Salaam Remi, he'll be producing the bulk of the project himself with help from Chicago producer No I.D. (Kanye West, Jay-Z).
"Production on my album is majority me and No I.D.," he revealed. "No I.D. was the first producer I got in with other than myself. I've producing my own songs since I was 15. I was lucky enough to get in with him first 'cause his style is closer to my style or what I want my style to be.
"In the process I got to learn a lot as a producer from him," he continued. "He put me onto a lot of tricks of the trade. I just grew as a producer from working with him so that got me even stronger when it came to finishing up the album on my own. I also got in with Pharrell, Jim Jonsin and Salaam Remi. Those are the only guys I got in with for the album, But right now on the album it's looking like me and No I.D."
Posted August 18, 2010 - 10:55 AM
Just released, it might be in his "Cole World" debut album.
Edited by JRG_24, August 18, 2010 - 10:58 AM.
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