J. Cole

Jul
22
J. Cole Apologizes for Autism Lyric

J. Cole

J. Cole is owning up to his mistake. The Roc Nation rapper has issued a sincere apology for an offensive lyric about autism.

On the Drake-assisted song “Jodeci Freestyle,” Cole raps, “Fuck your list, you lame ni**as and doubters/ I’m undoubtedly the hottest and that’s just me being modest/ Go check the numbers, dummy/ That’s just me gettin’ started/ I’m artistic, you ni**as is autistic, retarded.”

In a letter posted on his website Dreamvillain, Cole explained that the apology was necessary after a fan expressed their outrage.

“I was instantly embarrassed that I would be ignorant enough to say something so hurtful,” he wrote. “What makes the crime worse is that I should have known better.”

He went on to apologize to parents who are raising kids with autism, college students with Asperger’s Syndrome, and all those battling the development disorder.

“You deserve medals, not disrespect,” said Cole.

Read his heartfelt apology below.

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Jul
10
J. Cole’s ‘Born Sinner’ Rises to No. 1

J. Cole

J. Cole finally has the No. 1 album in the country. After competing with Kanye West and Wale, the Roc Nation rapper reigns at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with Born Sinner.

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Jul
8
New Music: J. Cole & Wale – ‘Winter Schemes’

Wale and J. Cole

After topping the charts with their new albums, J. Cole and Wale come together on “Winter Schemes,” a new track released by Wale on Twitter. Cole kicks off the Jake One production, rapping about his come-up (“Came a long way from that weak ass advance”), before passing it to Wale, who paints a poetic verse (“You Pikachu, but I’m Picasso”).

Check out their cold collabo below.

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Jul
4
Jay-Z Celebrates ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Release with Beyoncé, J. Cole, & Timbaland

Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Now that the hard work is over, Jay-Z was able to enjoy the fruits of his labor at a party celebrating the release of Magna Carta Holy Grail on Wednesday night. The hip-hop mogul was joined by his close friends and collaborators as he partied until the early morning in Brooklyn.

Beyoncé flew out from the West Coast, where she is on tour, to be by her husband’s side. Hip-hop’s first couple was seen getting down on the dance floor to Magna Carta tracks including “Picasso Baby” and “BBC.”

Timbaland, who produced the majority of the album, also toasted with Mr. Carter as did J. Cole, Busta Rhymes, Nick Cannon, Adrienne Bailon, Raekwon, and others.

Check out more pics from the star-studded celebration below.

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Jul
2
New Music: Elijah Blake f/ J. Cole – ‘Vendetta’

Vendetta

Elijah Blake links with J. Cole on his new single “Vendetta.” The singer-songwriter, who released his EP Bijoux 22 earlier this year, lays his heart on the line on the vulnerable record.

“I know it might seem weird to you that sometimes our dreams come true, but sometimes our fears do too,” raps Cole on his verse.

The song is set to appear on Blake’s upcoming debut Songs About Melody.

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Jun
30
J. Cole Performs with Miguel at BET Awards

J. Cole

J. Cole brought Born Sinner to life at the BET Awards. Fresh off his big debut on the charts, the North Carolina rapper sat down on a stool while performing “Crooked Smile” and then brought out Miguel for their hit single “Power Trip.”

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Jun
26
Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ Tops Charts, J. Cole Debuts at No. 2

Kanye West

All hail Yeezus. Kanye West returns to reclaim his throne atop the Billboard 200 as his sixth album debuts at No. 1. But J. Cole wasn’t far behind.

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