Posts Tagged ‘ j. cole ’

Born Sinner: J. Cole- “Crooked Smile” Ft. TLC (Music Video)


While it doesn’t have much to do with the original concept of the song, J. Cole uses his brand new video for “Crooked Smile” off of his Born Sinner album to send a message about the “war on drugs” and pay respect to the life of Aiyana Jones, who was shot and killed by police in 2010 during a drug raid. Born Sinner is available now.

Cole World: J. Cole- “The Cure”

Just a few hours ago I saw someone on Twitter sick of waiting for J. Cole to drop new music since releasing his debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story. Well, now Cole has the cure for that person and others who were getting impatient. He also addresses that issue in this new track where he says a lot of rappers drop songs every week that just come out “wack.” Cool reconstruction of Kanye West’s and Jay Z’s “The Cure” instrumental too.

Album Review: King Mez- “My Everlasting Zeal” (Release: June 2012)

An area that doesn’t get too much national attention as having a strong presence in the hip hop community is North Carolina, and making much noise recently from NC is 22-year-old emcee King Mez. In fact, Mez has been at this for awhile. I first became aware of him as one half of the rhyming duo, The Lazeretto Crew, before really getting a taste for his skills as the lead emcee on his 2010 release with producer Commissioner Gordon, The ParaplegicsIt was a project strong enough that back then anyone could’ve easily thought the then 20-year-old Mez had next.

Over the following two years King Mez released the highly touted The King’s Khrysis EP, along with a barrage of solid features and well received singles. Those only had more people, especially resident NC hip hop fans, convinced that Mez was poised to make noise on a national level at a volume similar to hometown heroes Little Brother and J. Cole before him. So when I talked with King Mez in December and he said that watching his debut album develop made his past music seem almost mediocre to him, I knew My Everlasting Zeal would be a project I’d have to lend an ear to.

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Learn Today: Kevin Hart’s Alley Oop To J. Cole At NBA All Star Celebrity Game (Video)


One of the highlights of tonight’s NBA All Star weekend celebrity basketball game in Orlando was MVP and comedian Kevin Hart’s alley oop to Roc Nation emcee J. Cole. Alright Alright Alright!

Lost Ones: Old, But New Video From J. Cole


Extremely powerful video shot back in 2008 for this track that appeared on J. Cole’s lastest album Cole World: The Sideline Story. Also J. Cole has announced another album is coming in June 2012.

Cole World: J. Cole- “Neverland” + “Heavy” (Any Given Sunday)


It’s Labor Day weekend but Cole is still working. He gives us two tracks for this, the fifth installment of “Any Given Sunday.”



Cole World: The Sideline Story Tracklist

Last night, while millions of people were more interested than me in VMAs, J. Cole took to Twitter to slowly release the tracklist for his upcoming Cole World: The Sideline Story album, which drops September 27. Got some nice features on there, not too many, but nice ones.

After the jump, peep the tracklist

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