J. Cole

Feb
4
Video: Yo Gotti f/ J. Cole – ‘Cold Blood’ [Teaser]

Yo Gotti

Yo Gotti returns to the streets that raised him in the video for his introspective I AM single “Cold Blood” featuring J. Cole. The Memphis rapper reflects on his past while paying a visit to the barbershop in the clip, which was shot in L.A.

The full video will premiere tomorrow on “106 & Park,” followed by the VEVO premiere on Thursday.

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Jan
29
Jay Z Presents J. Cole With His Original Roc-A-Fella Chain

J. Cole and Jay Z

The Roc was in the building when J. Cole brought his “What Dreams May Come” tour to The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday. The North Carolina rapper, who celebrated his 29th birthday, was joined onstage by his mentor Jay Z, who performed “Public Service Announcement” and presented his protégé with his original Roc-A-Fella Records chain.

“It’s his birthday, but he giving out gifts. So I think it’s only right that you get a gift,” said Jay. “That on your neck is my original Roc chain and it’s yours.”

“This is unreal,” responded Cole, who thanked him and asked for one more birthday gift, that he perform “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt.”

During “Forbidden Fruit,” the birthday boy boasted about selling more albums than Kanye West’s Yeezus, rapping, “Fucked around and sold more albums than Kanye.”

Fresh from the Grammys, Kendrick Lamar surprised the crowd with his verse and also performed “Backseat Freestyle” as the crowd cheered.

Earlier in the day, Cole dropped his free mixtape Revenge of the Dreamers and announced his Dreamville label with Interscope Records. The first signee is Paris-born rapper Bas.

Watch Cole celebrate his birthday onstage with his friends and fans.

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Jan
28
New Mixtape: J. Cole – ‘Revenge of the Dreamers’

Revenge of the Dreamers

J. Cole celebrates his 29th birthday by dropping his free mixtape Revenge of the Dreamers. The 11 tracks include appearances from his Dreamville family including Bas and Omen, plus the original version of “Crooked Smile.” He raps over Tupac’s “Ambitionz az a Ridah” (“Lil’ Niggaz”) and samples Miguel’s “Do You…” (“Lit”).

He has also launched his own Dreamville label with Interscope Records.

“This shit started back in ’07 summertime. Muhammad crib,” said Cole. “Dreamville partnered with Interscope Records (RIP Pac!). Congrats to the Dreamville staff, the movement. This is only the beginning. Enjoy the tape!”

Stream and download his gift below.

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Jan
28
J. Cole Kicks Off VH1 ‘Super Bowl Blitz’

J. Cole

J. Cole kicked off Super Bowl week and celebrated his birthday by headlining VH1′s “Super Bowl Blitz: Six Nights + Six Concerts” on Monday. Hosted by Nick Cannon and Stacy Keibler, the first of six concerts took place at Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College in Cole’s old stomping ground of Queens, New York.

The Roc Nation rapper, who turns 29 today, opened his set with “Trouble” and served up hit after hit including “Work Out,” “Crooked Smile,” and his latest Born Sinner single “She Knows.”

Before Bruno Mars plays the halftime show at Sunday’s big game, Janelle Monáe will perform with Big Boi at Lehman College in the Bronx on Tuesday and TLC will be joined by Nelly and Dougie Fresh at Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre on Thursday.

Watch highlights from Cole’s pre-game set below.

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Jan
26
Video: Wale f/ Meek Mill, Rockie Fresh, & J. Cole – ‘Black Grammys’

Rick Ross, Wale, and J. Cole

While the Grammys air on television, Wale celebrates with his own crew in the video for his Self Made, Vol. 3 cut “Black Grammys,” dedicated to his fans worldwide.

The MMG rapper rounds up Meek Mill, Rockie Fresh, and J. Cole for the black-and-white clip, comprised of footage from their live shows, video shoots, and last year’s Grammy red carpet.

Step behind the velvet rope.

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Jan
9
Drake, Diddy, J. Cole, & TLC to Play Super Bowl Concerts

Drake

While the players take the field, music’s all-stars will hit the stage during this year’s Super Bowl festivities. Drake, J. Cole, and TLC are among the artists who will play shows in the days leading up to the big game.

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Dec
20
Beyoncé Takes Over Arcade for Album Release Party

Beyoncé

Now that the hard work has paid off, it’s time to celebrate. With her album No. 1 worldwide, Beyoncé let loose at a private party at Dave & Buster’s in New York following her concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

While Mr. Carter was overseas for a gig of his own, Mrs. Carter was joined by some of her closest friends and collaborators including model Jessica White, stylist Ty Hunter, designer Alexander Wang, Luke James, J. Cole, and Drake.

At one point, the Toronto MC got on the turntables and addressed the crowd. “I just came out tonight to let you know congratulations to each and every one of you that worked on this shit, for real,” said Drizzy, who collaborated with Bey on “Mine.” “And of course to the queen, the utmost congratulations.”

Guests had a ball as they played arcade games (including Bey’s favorite Connect 4), sipped drinks from their very own Beyoncé cups, and snacked on Beyoncé cake and cupcakes. They even gave out light-up bows like the ones seen in the “XO” video. As “Drunk in Love” blared from the speakers, Bey danced along.

“With the queen. @beyonce I’m so proud of you,” tweeted Jessica White, who makes a cameo in the video for “XO.”

Earlier in the evening, Madonna was spotted at Bey’s show. “Mercy James gets a big fat one from the Queen. B !” wrote Madge after her daughter got a kiss from Bey.

Check out more photos from the fun night below.

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