Kendrick speaks on the artwork to good kid, m.A.A.d. city (Oct 22nd), working with Lady Gaga and the reason behind the delay of his collaborative project with Jermaine. He attributes their flourishing relationship to the fact that they have compatible personalities. In fact, it is a lot more than that.
J. Cole spits one of the most disgusting verses of 2012. Whatever track this verse ends up on will be another beat he just threw up on.
Light-skinned Jermaine decided to honor his first Rock The Bells experience in California with a new track for the fans. Do yourself a favor and skip to the 3-minute mark where he goes acapella. Then enjoy the live band accompaniment of “Can’t Get Enough”.
It’s been a few minutes since Cole let something loose over the internet. So, to end that “African rain-esque” drought, he gives up something, well decent.
New York has one of the best underground open mic scenes in the country. While he was in college at St. John’s, J. Cole was a big part of that scene. He credits it for giving him the confidence to go on stage in front of thousands today. Here is some footage of him coming back to show the NYC crowd that you really can make it big. In addition, he gives us a preview of his new joint, “Chaining Day”. Lyrical insanity is the only way to describe it. Nothing else would do it justice.
Why does this headline seem like a trend in Houston? Up next? Lil’ Flip. But on a serious note, Trae gets a lot more love from credible rappers than I think anyone cares to believe. There are a variety of top notch rappers like J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar that have a bigger allegiance towards Trae than to someone like Rick Ross. So, if he happened to be one of the five guys who were killed in the Houston strip club shooting that left him wounded, then we would be at a much difference place. Live on big dog.
In this extended video, K.R.I.T, breaks down a lot of production from the recording process for his album. Creatively speaking, the dude has something that just about every hip-hop artist doesn’t, a strong understanding of music. He joins a class with Kanye West and J. Cole as the only guys in recent memory who have mastered strong production skills as well as strong lyricism. Props to K.R.I.T. He needs a little bit more recognition in the game.
He’s stacking paper like loose leaf…But seriously, the Queens, NY talent is something to be reckon with. He’s gotten love from a number of producers especially the one whose hair he used to cut, J. Cole.
Wale and Cole hit the
studio tour bus for a recording session that Wale hopes will help spur some creativity for the follow-up to his November release, Ambition. Last time these two hit the studio, welll….
In the second episode of his sit down with Muve Music, J. Cole breaks down the stories behind Lost Ones, Rise & Shine, Work Out and God’s Gift.