J. Cole

May
28
J. Cole Inspires Sage the Gemini’s New Album

Sage the Gemini just released his debut album in March, but he’s already on to the next. The “Gas Pedal” hitmaker has recorded around 15 songs for the follow-up to Remember Me.

“It sounds way more controlled. It sounds like I took my time,” he told Rap-Up TV at PowerHouse 2014. “I’m way more creative. I sat down, relaxed, and took my time with the stuff.”

He’s been inspired by one of his fellow rappers. “I’ve been listening to a lot of J. Cole, so he kinda helped me,” revealed Sage.

After Skyping with the Roc Nation MC on MTV’s “RapFix Live,” he started listening to his music. “I was like, ‘He’s saying some real stuff.’ And I liked the way he spit and he doubled up and his delivery is hecka tight. ‘LAnd of the Snakes,’ I’m on that song. Crazy.”

In addition to Cole, he would love to work with Chris Brown. “I’ve been listening to him for a while,” Sage said of the “Loyal” singer. “I actually fell in love around the time he first came out. So he was kinda helping me keep my feelings towards that girl and I was doing poetry and he was just motivating.”

May
26
Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Diddy, Cassie, J. Cole, Big Sean, & Nas Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Las Vegas

Cassie and Nicki Minaj

From Iggy Azalea to Riff Raff, the stars invaded Las Vegas to celebrate Memorial Day weekend.

After hosting 1OAK on Friday, Nicki Minaj brought the party poolside to LIQUID at Aria. While in Vegas, the “Pills N Potions” rapper met up with her famous friends including Diddy, her “wife” Cassie, Big Sean, and Riff Raff, who was caught stalking her.

“This n*gg was high out his mind. ‘Allegedly’ Lol,” she said of the NEON iCON. “Pretty sure he followed me out the club.”

Fresh from Florence where he attended Kim and Kanye’s wedding, Big Sean hosted a gig at Haze nightclub, while Nas was at 1OAK and Pusha T performed at The Bank. J. Cole rocked Rehab on Saturday and Diddy and YG held court poolside at Hard Rock on Sunday.

Iggy Azalea celebrated Power 106 DJ E-Man’s birthday at The Bank at Bellagio with Mike Posner and Far East Movement. The “Fancy” hitmaker and her NBA baller boyfriend Nick Young got cozy in VIP while toasting her chart-topping single.

See more pics from the star-studded weekend in Sin City.

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May
22
Kanye West, Pharrell, J. Cole, & Kendrick Lamar to Play Made in America Festival

Kanye West

Yeezus is coming to Philly. Following his trip down the aisle this weekend, Kanye West will headline the Budweiser Made in America Festival in Philadelphia this summer.

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May
1
Video: Bas f/ J. Cole – ‘My Ni**a Just Made Bail’

Bas and J. Cole

Celebrate good times. After their homie makes bail, J. Cole and Bas show him a good time in the feel-good video for “My Ni**a Made Bail.” The Dreamville rappers fly him from NYC to L.A. and throw the ultimate house party in the hills with women and plenty of liquor.

Bas’ debut Last Winter dropped last week and marks the first release on J. Cole’s Dreamville label.

Break out the red cups and join the party.

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Apr
29
New Music: Bas f/ J. Cole – ‘My Ni**a Just Made Bail’

Last Winter

J. Cole’s Dreamville label celebrates its first release with Last Winter, the debut album from Queens rapper Bas. In addition to appearances from Mack Wilds and K-Quick, Cole guests on two tracks including “Lit” and “My Ni**a Just Made Bail,” a narrative about misfortune, ingratitude, and fleeting redemption.

Cole spits a truthful verse and sings the hook, which borrows from En Vogue and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic.

“Free your mind and everything will follow,” he sings over the guitar riff.

Plus, watch Bas’ video for “Building Blocks (Interlude)” below.

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Apr
23
J. Cole Announces 2nd Annual ‘Dollar & A Dream Tour’

Dollar & A Dream Tour 2014

J. Cole is hitting the road this summer. The Roc Nation rapper has announced the second annual “Dollar & A Dream Tour.”

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Mar
27
J. Cole, Big Sean Empower Youth at We Day California

J. Cole

Big Sean and J. Cole helped celebrate change at the first-ever We Day California, the world’s largest youth empowerment event, at Oakland’s Oracle Arena on Wednesday.

The rappers pitched in alongside Seth Rogen, Selena Gomez, Magic Johnson, and Orlando Bloom to inspire 16,000 youth from over 400 schools across California to take action on local and global causes.

Big Sean hit the stage to perform his empowering track “Nothing Is Stopping You” and “Beware” as the students and teachers sang along.

“Karma is real. How you act and treat people will come back to you,” said the Detroit MC, who celebrated his 26th birthday this week.

The festivities closed out with J. Cole, who rocked the house with his uplifting single “Crooked Smile.”

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